PM2017 wrote:Where do you get the time to do this less than a week before nats?
pb5754 wrote:Didn't Vermont start this year...
They already have more teams than West Virginia...
Unome wrote:See image below.
This is the first decrease in membership in at least a decade. The main driver was that the majority of states had very slight decreases or increases. The only major increases that I notice are NorCal, Virginia, Tennessee, which are more than balanced out by, for example, Michigan's 30-team contraction, and smaller but significant decreases of 5-15 teams in many different states. Notably - SoCal, North Carolina, Florida, and Maryland all did not register major growth of 5-10% (~20+ teams) as they have several times in recent years. I suspect the net decrease is mainly a coincidental alignment of non-increases in those states - normal growth in those (e.g. average of the preceding five years) would have boosted the national numbers by about 90 teams.
SOPomo wrote:Do you know or have access to the numbers broken apart by B and C teams, like the above post for Texas?
kate! wrote:This has probably already been answered but why do NorCal and SoCal only get one bid each if they're counted as separate states and have 300+ teams each?
Unome wrote:kate! wrote:This has probably already been answered but why do NorCal and SoCal only get one bid each if they're counted as separate states and have 300+ teams each?
They're not counted as separate states. The state is allocated bids as normal, and at some point in the distant past the state officials decided to host a northern and a southern tournament because of distance issues - states have a lot of control over how they run things, and this is one of those occasions. In the past, the member map counted California teams together - this was changed in 2007 or 2008, probably just for clarity or such.
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