I believe this was the first year in NXN history that no California teams qualified made it to NXN as an at-large addition. Based on the strength of the four automatic qualifiers and how well they ran at NXN, it seems like at least 1 team per gender should have made it from California as well. Looking at the results, the at-large teams that made it from other states finished in 2nd, 9th, 11th and 14th on the boys side and 8th, 10th, 14th and 20th on the girls side.

The question is did California teams deserve more teams at NXN? How are the at-large teams selected? Would an open division at the state meet help select the NXN teams in a similar manner as the other regionals?