Don't sleep on us, Saline is coming for nationals. Third at UMSO, and 7 points behind pioneer at regionals. We are not far behind, we beat Canton, IA central, Stevenson, and Holt. All we need to do now is beat Northville, or Pioneer.
My predictions are based on an extremely complicated algorithm that takes into account only whatever random things I am thinking at the time and types them onto the computer screen
Looking back at my predictions, it is indeed possible that I overrated Canton. I'd probably swap you guys. However, I stand by the rest of my predictions. Northville is by far the favorite to win the state competition, which comes as no surprise. I expect second to be a strong battle between Grand Haven and Pioneer, with GH coming out on top. I generally find that prior year's states performances correlate more than invitationals do. A lot of teams simply aren't ready and at full strength when they go to invitationals, and/or don't stack teams/have missing people. I have indeed been known to be wrong, though.
It is hard, though not unheard of, to make an extreme jump at states from one year to the next. My old team went from 6th to 2nd in our region (behind GH), and 13th to 7th at States last year, and that took a ton of work.
That being said, you guys have no doubt done quite a good job at competitions this year, and I like your confidence
This just goes to show how strong of a state Michigan is. I wish you the best of luck!
On another note, I'll be volunteering Hovercraft all day. Hope to see some of you there!