Both charts are interesting… what I find particularly interesting is how well the PNW teams have done. A decade ago I don’t think you would have found their ranking anywhere near as high… it has been an amazing experience to observe the growth in both the PNW organization, and the quality of competition over the years. Back in the day we were one of the few teams to compete in Ontario and in PNW… and there was a significant difference in the level of competition. Now, apparently… not so much!
I find it particularly meaningful as I’m now involved in helping grow FRC in British Columbia. I’d like to thank some of the “big teams” for coming here to help model excellence for our new teams… we look forward to climbing the rankings and maybe having one or two of those outlier teams on the chart one day.