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Re: National Predictions

Postby cypressfalls Robert » May 9th, 2010, 10:58 am

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Re: National Predictions

Postby srsvball95 » May 9th, 2010, 11:20 am

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gotphi wrote:You left out some very strong teams. Any reason they did not include all from the top ten from the last couple of years?

Because they didn't all make it to nationals?


9/10 of last year's top 10 for B is returning to Nationals this year. White Pines Middle School (7th last year) isn't going this year
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Postby sciolyandmathcounts » May 10th, 2010, 1:25 pm

I have a feeling TJ will do well this year.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 10th, 2010, 2:56 pm

srsvball95 wrote:9/10 of last year's top 10 for B is returning to Nationals this year. White Pines Middle School (7th last year) isn't going this year


It's a bit of a consolation when you can say that you did just as well this year as a team that got 7th last year.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby walkingstyx » May 10th, 2010, 4:59 pm

Actually, neither of the teams that got seventh last year, Mentor and White Pines, made it this year.
And the seventh place C division teams from 2006 and 2003 didn't make it in 2007 and 2004.
I think there might be a curse.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby gotphi » May 11th, 2010, 6:26 am

School from our region F-M went to Nationals for 09 and 08 and finished in top 10 at Nationals but not on the prediction list.

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Re: National Predictions

Postby fmtiger124 » May 11th, 2010, 12:47 pm

gotphi wrote:School from our region F-M went to Nationals for 09 and 08 and finished in top 10 at Nationals but not on the prediction list.

They'res an F-M in maryland? or are you really from NY?
if maryland: perhaps they didn't make it this year
if new york: they're there.....
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Re: National Predictions

Postby rfscoach » May 11th, 2010, 2:44 pm

Also in 08 and 09 no Maryland team finished higher than 49th....
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Re: National Predictions

Postby fmtiger124 » May 11th, 2010, 5:35 pm

Judging from earlier posts he made, he's obviously from NY.
First of all F-M has been to nats a lot more than just 08-09 (im assuming you're just too young to know though)
It's also on the list, it's the first one on the c div list..... :|
looking at earlier posts you say Eagle Hill is not there also, it's 4th on the B div list.....
not sure what list you're looking at
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Re: National Predictions

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 12th, 2010, 4:55 pm

Don't you just love teams who go every year? Scioly has less parity than the NFL. But that's what makes it special when a lesser-known school wins. Next year, here comes ON. (*knocks on wood*)
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Re: National Predictions

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 13th, 2010, 4:12 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:Don't you just love teams who go every year? Scioly has less parity than the NFL. But that's what makes it special when a lesser-known school wins. Next year, here comes ON. (*knocks on wood*)

I see what you mean, but it's kind of unavoidable for any competition that's set up the way SciO is. The teams that go to Nationals a given year get more practice, so they do better the next year, so they go to Nationals again, so they do even better the next year... and so on. It might be unfortunate, but it's certainly not unfair. Any team, with sufficient preparation, could go to and win Nationals.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby E Edgar » May 13th, 2010, 5:33 pm

Yeah, in virtually every competition you end up with just a few teams that usually win.

However, it's not impossible for a fairly new team to do well at Science Olympiad. Just look at how good LASA has become in the last few years.
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Postby HamiltonSOMadison » May 16th, 2010, 12:51 pm

I hope that Hamilton is going to take first in Can't Judge a Powder and Meterology and Science Crime Busters and Elevated Bridge and Experimental Design and Compute This and Write it Do it and Wright Stuff and Battery Buggy and Junkyard Challenge and Physical Science Lab and Anatomy and Disease Detectives and Penthalon and Ecology and Dynamic Planet and Shock Value and Bio-Process Lab and Trajectory and Solar System and Road Scholar and Ornithology and Fossils. Hope you guys win first too!
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Re: National Predictions

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 16th, 2010, 1:59 pm

Yeah, well I hope that Oregon Trail takes first place in all those events too.

Too bad we aren't going. ;)
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Re: National Predictions

Postby paleonaps » May 17th, 2010, 1:09 pm

Nationals should be fun this year, with the Ultimate tournament and everything.
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