You took my comment the wrong way. I am not resentful of Wayzata or pissed at them at all. If they qualified under the current set-up, then they should by all-means do everything they can to get in. I just feel that the current standards for acceptance into this tournament should be reworked somehow. Don't ask me how, because I don't have any specific ideas. I just think that NAQT possibly needs to be more selective, seeing as it's popularity is growing, as evidenced by the amount of teams wanting to get in.DumbJaques wrote:Yeah, I mean, there are certainly dozens of teams that registered ahead of Wayzata C that are much worse than Wayzata C, and there are probably a lot of unregistered teams that are much better. It's not really fair to be pissed at Wayzata. I think it's more a problem of the way registration is set up. A lot of schools don't know their financial situations in December, so it's difficult to make that kind of commitment. I don't know what the solution is, perhaps it lies in a more rigours selection process, but I'd ask everyone not to come down on whatever school ended up getting that mystical team number 3. Besides, there are like, 200 teams in the tournament, and you're upset about this particular one taking "your" ("somebody else's") spot? Come on.
Also, you have to take into account the level of competition at these tournaments. There are many teams on this list, I'm sure, which qualified at little rinky-dinky tournaments which could have been won by any half decent team. In no way am I mocking or making fun of Wayzata C, but in their tournament they probably didn't face too many Top 20 nationally ranked teams. However, what about the teams in the Virginia/DC area who constantly have to face TJ and all the other great teams in that area? I'm sure there are teams down there which could have easily qualified at many other NAQT tournaments around the country, but are not able to do so because of the high level of competition in that area. Therefore, concessions should be made based on the level of competition at these tournaments. I don't know personally how we could do this, and it would be an imperfect system, no doubt, but it would be a good step at making sure that the HSNCT has all of the best teams in the country represented.
To be fair, you're talking about Maggie Walker. This Wayzata team could be really good, and I'm sure they are, seeing as they got 3 teams in, but they probably aren't as good as Maggie Walker, TJ, RM, or the other national powerhouses. Of course, now that I said that, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a run and make me look like a total idiotiambusyeating wrote:swwFCqb wrote:
Wayzata High School (x3)
A C-team is now in.
This is wrong. There should not be one school with 3 teams in when there are a lot of other schools waiting to get just 1 in.
I disagree. If Wayzata C is good enough to compete with schools on a national level, then let them come. Last year Maggie Walker C went 5-5. If they were better than half the teams at the tournament, than they certainly deserved to go.