All TCPR points are allocated based on the competition result data compiled by Professor Joe Lester http://www.trialteamcentral.org/.
Point allocation for all single-tournament national competitions is as follows: 3 points for winning the competition, 2 points for making it to the final round, and 1 point for making it to the semi-final round. For exclusively regional tournaments (AAJ Regionals, TYLA Regionals, Chester Bedall), each winning team is allocated 3 points. No points are allocated for regional finalists or semi-finalists. For the All-Star Bracket, each of the 4 advancing teams from each region are allocated 1 point.
For AAJ Nationals, TYLA Nationals, and All-Star Bracket Nationals, where all participating teams won regional qualifiers, the points are allocated as follows: 4 points for winning the competition, 3 points for making it to the final round, and 2 points for making it to the semi-final round. Additional weight is not given to other “selective” national competitions because each competition employs their own unique rubric for school selection and does not share the unquestionable objectivity of a regional tournament qualifier.
For the 2016-2017 year, no points were allocated for the ABA Employment Regional or National Competitions because of the limited and inconsistent result data available.