Talk:Nevada

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I disagree with the listing of Centennial as the 1st place winner (even though they did indeed win) because it is Clark that is going to nationals. The reason I disagree is precedent. On other states' wiki pages, we have listed the national qualifier as the 1st place team, even if they did not in fact win the state tournament. For example, the 1st place team from Oregon Division B frequently does not attend nationals, and the 2nd place team attends instead, and yet we have listed the national qualifier (not the actual winner) as the 1st place team on the Oregon wiki page. Likewise, when North Dakota gets a second spot at nationals, the top small school, not necessarily the 2nd place team overall, gets North Dakota's second nationals invitation, and yet we list the national qualifier as 2nd place, even though it did not actually get 2nd place at the state tournament.

tl;dr: Even though Centennial won, consistency across the wiki dictates that we list Clark as the 1st place winner.

--Luo 16:11, 6 April 2012 (EST)

Personally, I think that we should change the others to fit Nevada, since to me this makes more sense: Centennial got first, but Clark is going to nationals. If you finish first, I think that should be documented, even if you don't go to nats. Eaststroudsburg13 11:31, 7 April 2012 (EST)

I agree that the ideal system would have the true 1st place winner listed as the 1st place winner in all cases. However, the practical difficulty is that we don't know in precisely which years the cases like I described above happened, since most states' posted results don't go back that far. Thus, I think practical difficulties necessitate that we maintain our current, imperfect, system. --Luo 13:14, 7 April 2012 (EST)

Well, I'd rather have one of them right and change the others as we find them out rather than have them all not be ideal just so they're consistent... Eaststroudsburg13 15:30, 7 April 2012 (EST)

Okay, your choice. I favor consistency, but I understand your perspective as well. --Luo 17:53, 7 April 2012 (EST)