Heyyy, we’re tied for 8th best robot in KC right now. I was going to offer help with this project, but it would appear that you don’t need it anymore :rolleyes: I like how it puts a comparison for all teams in your local area, even if you didn’t compete with them.
Thanks for the (almost) offer; as it turned out it wasn’t as hard as I thought. Thanks to Basel A’s post in the California rankings thread I had an easy time getting all of the team and event info. The rest of it wasn’t that time-consuming; obviously GKC & STL took the vast majority of the time once I set up the spreadsheet. The rest of the weeks won’t be hard to update; we have fewer, remaining, competitions in those 3 combined than were in either STL or GKC last weekend.
I’m sure I made an error or eight, but it’s probably pretty close.
Only one Missouri (1985) and one Kansas (3172) team competed in week 4; Queen City & Dallas respectively. So updating the data for this week was simple. Congratulations to 1985 for joining the MO & KS teams going to CMP; we’ll see you there.
After week 5, we added 1987 (RCA at Alamo) to the list of Missouri & Kansas teams eligible for CMP. All teams have now competed in at least 1 event. In order to show a better comparison between teams that have gone to different numbers of events, I’ve included a maximum & average score. Only 1986 has been to 3 regionals; per FiM rules only the first 2 count so I’ve not included our data for Oklahoma.
15 MO & KS teams competed at Crossroads and Razorback in week 6; 13 of those were in eliminations. Up Next! (3528) won EI at Razorback and RAVEN Robotics (1288) got a wild-card slot at Crossroads, adding 2 teams to the list of CMP-eligible teams.
Thanks. I messed up adding 1288’s wildcard. :o Fixed
It was fun, and really wasn’t that hard. Unfortunately, a side effect was pointing out to me just how far we are from being able to go to Districts. There’s just too much space between the teams, and not enough of us.
80 teams in Kansas and Missouri should be enough. Assuming growth next year, you’d want 5 events. Looking at Where in the World is FIRST, you’d want 2 in the Kansas City area, 2 in the St Louis area and 1 somewhere in between (Maybe Jefferson City).There’s be a lot of duplicates between the Kansas City events and the St Louis events, but some teams will want to travel, and provide mixing of the regions.
Add southern Illinois to the KSMO district system! Say all the teams from Springfield IL on down.
Also include Iowa and Arkansas. Not sure about OK, they might want to join a Southwestern district system (i.e., Texas, Louisiana, etc.) instead.
All this speculation highlights your main point – the teams are spread thin geographically. A strong district system should have at least five events, but more would be better. One event per twenty teams fits the FiM model, which is working well up here and in MAR right now.
All this speculation makes me miss my old team, and my old planning committee, back in St. Louis. Fun times ahead for you folks, I wish I could be there.