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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by dxu46 » April 8th, 2019, 5:50 pm

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TheCrazyChemist wrote: NY states was a battle for second. I'm thinking that PA states will be the same. I completely forgot about NorCal since I don't really know much about any teams I don't compete with, but that's that. What state do you think is the most competitive besides NorCal and SoCal for first place?
Personally I think that this year NY B wasn't actually as competitive as last year. Yes, there were more schools trying to get 2nd, but the scores were way farther apart (besides the score between 3rd and 4th) and it felt like not every top 5 school actually placed consistently. Also, if we're comparing this to last year, in 2018 Gelinas and Bay Academy had 3 gold medals, Murphy had 4, Goff/Eagle Hill had 2. This year, Gelinas had 10, Murphy and Bay Academy had 2, Goff had none, and Eagle Hill had 5. Clearly, Gelinas and Eagle Hill dominated the competition far more in 2019 and for that reason I don't think it was as competitive as everyone is making it out to be.
If you put it that way I guess. Also, what happened with roller coaster? I heard there was a scoring mistake or something.
kate!: Having a lot of gold medals doesn't necessarily equate to success. As you said before (I think so?) consistency is key - Ladue got 14 golds at state last year but still lost because of 2 20ish events.

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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by wzhang5460 » April 8th, 2019, 6:12 pm

dxu46 wrote:
TheCrazyChemist wrote:
kate! wrote: Personally I think that this year NY B wasn't actually as competitive as last year. Yes, there were more schools trying to get 2nd, but the scores were way farther apart (besides the score between 3rd and 4th) and it felt like not every top 5 school actually placed consistently. Also, if we're comparing this to last year, in 2018 Gelinas and Bay Academy had 3 gold medals, Murphy had 4, Goff/Eagle Hill had 2. This year, Gelinas had 10, Murphy and Bay Academy had 2, Goff had none, and Eagle Hill had 5. Clearly, Gelinas and Eagle Hill dominated the competition far more in 2019 and for that reason I don't think it was as competitive as everyone is making it out to be.
If you put it that way I guess. Also, what happened with roller coaster? I heard there was a scoring mistake or something.
kate!: Having a lot of gold medals doesn't necessarily equate to success. As you said before (I think so?) consistency is key - Ladue got 14 golds at state last year but still lost because of 2 20ish events.
Agreed, the key thing was that we (Gelinas) didn't bomb anything (besides roller which was presumably scored wrong), getting top 5 for all the events besides 3 of them (roller, crime, expd) which equated to half of our total score. A lot of the teams this year were decent, still competitive but bombed a few events which dragged them behind.
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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » April 8th, 2019, 6:19 pm

19alekb wrote:what are the top 3 most competitive states?
It's impossible to have this discussion without defining what "competitive" means. If it means the closest competition, that can mean something very different than the toughest competition.
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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by TheCrazyChemist » April 8th, 2019, 6:37 pm

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
19alekb wrote:what are the top 3 most competitive states?
It's impossible to have this discussion without defining what "competitive" means. If it means the closest competition, that can mean something very different than the toughest competition.
Yeah. Let's define it as toughest.

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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by kate! » April 8th, 2019, 6:42 pm

wzhang5460 wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
TheCrazyChemist wrote: If you put it that way I guess. Also, what happened with roller coaster? I heard there was a scoring mistake or something.
kate!: Having a lot of gold medals doesn't necessarily equate to success. As you said before (I think so?) consistency is key - Ladue got 14 golds at state last year but still lost because of 2 20ish events.
Agreed, the key thing was that we (Gelinas) didn't bomb anything (besides roller which was presumably scored wrong), getting top 5 for all the events besides 3 of them (roller, crime, expd) which equated to half of our total score. A lot of the teams this year were decent, still competitive but bombed a few events which dragged them behind.
Yeah, I understand that consistency is the most important thing, I was just using the amount of gold medals as an example of how the top 5 this year and last year maintained that consistency (mainly Gelinas). Like wzhang said, it was mostly the bombs/low placements that affected team scores.
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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by TheCrazyChemist » April 8th, 2019, 6:56 pm

kate! wrote:
wzhang5460 wrote:
dxu46 wrote: kate!: Having a lot of gold medals doesn't necessarily equate to success. As you said before (I think so?) consistency is key - Ladue got 14 golds at state last year but still lost because of 2 20ish events.
Agreed, the key thing was that we (Gelinas) didn't bomb anything (besides roller which was presumably scored wrong), getting top 5 for all the events besides 3 of them (roller, crime, expd) which equated to half of our total score. A lot of the teams this year were decent, still competitive but bombed a few events which dragged them behind.
Yeah, I understand that consistency is the most important thing, I was just using the amount of gold medals as an example of how the top 5 this year and last year maintained that consistency (mainly Gelinas). Like wzhang said, it was mostly the bombs/low placements that affected team scores.
That sounds about right. Consistency is key. It cost Solon the win at Cornell. It's also why Bedford went to Nats last year. Lyme Old Lyme bombed WIDI and Potions, getting 10th in both, and we(Bedford) only beat them by 10 points. States this year would've also been a lot closer if LOL didn't bomb a couple events. So yeah, consistency definitely wins tournaments.

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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by builderguy135 » April 8th, 2019, 7:15 pm

TheCrazyChemist wrote:
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
19alekb wrote:what are the top 3 most competitive states?
It's impossible to have this discussion without defining what "competitive" means. If it means the closest competition, that can mean something very different than the toughest competition.
Yeah. Let's define it as toughest.
then look at nats rankings
toughest would therefore be:
new jersey, norcal, socal, virginia, hawaii, etc (states with 2 bids would be as tough as their second bid to get to nats)
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Post by MadCow2357 » April 8th, 2019, 7:57 pm

Gallagher and Walpole are obviously tougher than all of your schools combined. ;)
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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by PirateShip » April 8th, 2019, 8:37 pm

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
19alekb wrote:what are the top 3 most competitive states?
It's impossible to have this discussion without defining what "competitive" means. If it means the closest competition, that can mean something very different than the toughest competition.
What about closet competition then?

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Re: Unofficial Rankings B

Post by dxu46 » April 8th, 2019, 8:40 pm

PirateShip wrote:
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
19alekb wrote:what are the top 3 most competitive states?
It's impossible to have this discussion without defining what "competitive" means. If it means the closest competition, that can mean something very different than the toughest competition.
What about closet competition then?
If the closest competition is a thing might as well throw in MO

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