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Re: National Predictions

Postby Dark Sabre » April 24th, 2010, 2:42 pm

who won...
Connecticut'
Utah
Alabama
Florida

the state dates have past, and the results are empty...
http://scioly.org/wiki/2010_Nationals_Teams
most of the 17th comps are empty too...
Yeah, if you guys can keep that updated, we won't have to wait for Nationals to release the team listing to start the Prediction Contest.

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Re: National Predictions

Postby peoneill » April 24th, 2010, 4:00 pm

In Indiana Thomas Jefferson certainly has the most competitive history at nationals - but they don't bring their A-game to state! Bachelor beat them at state the year they got 3rd or 4th at Nationals (and Bachelor got 30-something!). When TJ has a smaller margin of victory at state they usually totally blow the other team out of the water at nationals anyhow.

I think the C div is actually MUCH more historically competitive in Indiana in that the 2nd place team is much more viable at nationals than our 2nd place B div teams have usually been. Indiana has been putting 2 high schools in the top 20 most years since 1998 or so. There are 4 high schools in Indiana that have managed high-ish national ranks in the past 10 years: Bloomington North -10th, Bloomington South and Valpo (3 times for Valpo!) - 11th, and Carmel has been nearly as high at some point (14-15 perhaps???... my knowledge is better for the teams that peaked just recently or when I was still a competitor). And MANY schools consistently compete at nearly that level: most notably Riley, Munster, and North Central. So while there might not be any school of TJ's star quality, the C div has 7 or 8 schools that are much stronger than any B div program other than TJ.

Our B Division has suffered from a wicked atrophy. First the Carmel Clay program expired, then the Tri-North team died (Bloomington North), then the Bachelor team (Bloomington South)... both Bloomington programs revived but were pushed back a LOT by the loss of a team and lack of experienced volunteers/coaches. Recently the Ben Franklin program seems to have weakened significantly also. I think we have trouble retaining the strong B division programs because they're so much more ADULT driven. Without good staff and faculty it's difficult to create or sustain a strong B div team. The kids can make it happen without much support in the C Div if necessary. So as people retire/burn out/etc. we tend to lose B div teams. I guess if that theory is true the B Div should be less competitive everywhere because there would generally be less strong B div teams.

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Re: National Predictions

Postby srsvball95 » April 25th, 2010, 7:21 pm

just a random question, but who makes the tests for nationals? i know that coaches make it for regionals, but for nationals it seems too official for just regular teachers and coaches to make up the tests. anyone know?
For Disease Detectives, CDC themselves makes the test
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Re: National Predictions

Postby junexia » April 26th, 2010, 3:44 pm

just a random question, but who makes the tests for nationals? i know that coaches make it for regionals, but for nationals it seems too official for just regular teachers and coaches to make up the tests. anyone know?
For Disease Detectives, CDC themselves makes the test
wow thats cool. but im assuming not all events have someone that official to make up tests for them.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby E Edgar » May 2nd, 2010, 9:08 am

It appears like all state competitions are over...

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Re: National Predictions

Postby Dark Sabre » May 7th, 2010, 10:14 am

The prediction contest is up:

Prediction Contest

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Re: National Predictions

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 7th, 2010, 12:51 pm

This is to me is the equivalent of the NCAA bracket... don't know much about it but I'll give it a shot.
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Re: National Predictions

Postby doctor » May 7th, 2010, 5:40 pm

just a random question, but who makes the tests for nationals? i know that coaches make it for regionals, but for nationals it seems too official for just regular teachers and coaches to make up the tests. anyone know?
For Disease Detectives, CDC themselves makes the test
wow thats cool. but im assuming not all events have someone that official to make up tests for them.
i'm pretty sure the national science olympiad makes the test
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Re: National Predictions

Postby gotphi » May 8th, 2010, 7:34 am

National predictions. Eagle Hill?. Top 10 last year, no? left off last years list too so maybe the lists 2 year old. Things change.

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Re: National Predictions

Postby cypressfalls Robert » May 8th, 2010, 7:53 am

The prediction contest is up:

Prediction Contest
do we get something if we're right?

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