Which teams on the bubble of NXN will get chosen as at-large bids?
The top two teams at each Nike Cross Regional earn an auto bid to the Nike Cross Nationals. But there is hope for teams which finish just outside of contention. The third- and fourth-place teams in each region are considered for a "wildcard" bid that will be announced upon conclusion of all NXR meets this Saturday, Nov. 25. Four teams across the nine available regions -- including a state meet merge in California -- per gender will receive a wildcard bid.
In the slideshow, Cory and Bryan break down each region contested so far -- Northwest, Midwest, Heartland, South and Southwest-- and analyze what could happen on 'Decision Day' when the No. 3 and No. 4 teams in all nine regions be in contention for four coveted wildcard bids.