There is a much different study method for nationals than for previous competitions. If you read the forums last year, many of teams spent time researching and finding tests/material/other study material for events based on the ES for nationals. There is also the expectation that the nationals tests be harder (which is not always true but) and some events have expanded topics for nationals that some ESs may make a larger portion of the event than would be expected.Well thier mostly (if not the same) events ran at states, why would it make a differenceWell put it this way.Why would their studying routine be altered specifically for nationals? I don't see why the fact that their state tournament is held late can hinder their performance at nationals if they make it. If they have performed in high quality environments, why would anything change for nationals?
Who would do better?
Someone who studied for a test two weeks before the test date or someone in one week?
Most likely the one with two weeks. Same thing happens with teams with early states and later states.
The teams who have a month to prepare might do better than those who are late. But it really depend show the team is.