A state directors main goal should be to build a strong state program.
That requires them to rank their teams properly for their program/NOT the national program.
In the past, when you had to qualify at an nit (which usually was done through multiple regional nits) directors had more opportunities to see how their programs stacked up talent wise against other programs in their region.
That is more or less currently gone from the C? level down.
So obviously this hole needs to be addressed to have as balanced a world event as possible..
The way this probably should be handled is.. you rank after the fact and stick to it.. top 10% at worlds get bumped.. players stay bumped till they get reviewed for ability after they turn 40?
You volunteer and join an upper level team and are a starter.. you keep that ranking till your 40 years old for “world participating rosters” (your state director can let a player play locally how ever he wants, but to attend worlds is a different story).
As for the conference.. do whatever the 30 or so conference teams want.