With the competition season underway, I wanted to start this thread to help MN teams keep with how the bubble area looks for state. I am not affiliated with the organizers and any commentary I produce is not official. I am merely someone speculating on how the qualification will turn out.
I believe the only change from last year’s methodology is 1816’s Chairman’s win at Champs in 2019 will give them an invite to this year’s state championship. Otherwise it’s still 36 teams and points remain the same. That would imply the usual bubble area of 31 points is still in play. For the past few years teams with 32 or more points have all made it, teams with 30 or less have not. Teams with 31 are mixed bag of whether they make it or not.
The official standings after week 1 can be found at:
Great Northern created a gap in the 31 point area - with 3206 at 33 jumping to 7028 at 27. So no one is really on the bubble at this time. Unless this year plays out differently than previous years - 3293, 5172, 2883, 3082, 3130, 2450, 4198, 3750, 4607, 5913, 4539, and 3206 will be joining 1816 at state.