Good morning. It would appear that in the last 4 years, the bottom 2 qualifiers from the NCS and CCS outperform most bottom 2 state qualifiers from other sections.
This adds to the evidence that using medal count to allocate qualifiers is not equitable. These numbers show that the CCS and NCS 2's, 3's and 4's consistently outperform the CS and SS 8's, 9's and 10's. Furthermore, the number of medals earned by the bottom 2 state qualifiers is extremely telling, NCS 10, CCS 6, SS 1, CS 0.
What's the answer? Easy, separate Ca. into Divisions. But until that happens a more equitable way should be found to allocate State Qualifiers. "That's the way we've always done it," is just not cutting it.