It is so sad that the 29th place team was not able to compete in Finals (finished mere tenths out of 28th place, too), yet teams in the other group down through 45th place all advanced. This is not right and shouldn't happen at any competition, never mind Worlds. Don't get me wrong, some of those teams who ranked in the 40s were good, but that doesn't mean that teams finishing 29th, 30th, etc, should be getting passed over due to being in the stronger group. Why should the luck of the group you get matter at all? I feel awful for these teams. I was actually quite shocked that the judges did not allow a few more teams to advance from the tougher group in both Small Sr and Small Limited Coed after recognizing how lopsided one group was over the other. We knew this would happen-- it is inevitable that when you split divisions they come out uneven! It can't be that difficult to organize this... In a competitive sport, we should be able to judge 50 or 60 teams. Perhaps we need to take more time to review routines on video before announcing standings. I actually thought having two separate groups was a decent idea... It made it easier to keep track who should rank where & the judges were able to take a break. But I agree with the many people who believe that BOTH groups should have been judged before announcing who moved on to Finals. How do you advance 60% of teams to Finals before even seeing the other half of the division? Why not wait until they both groups compete, advance the best teams from both groups, and then for the "bubble teams" who have scores near the cutoff line, rewatch them and make sure the right teams are advancing regardless of which group they come from?