If the teams in the tournament they count in my opinion.
2017 the hurricane made a lot of teams cancel last minute. 2018 the fear of not playing at Disney took over. We shall see if it goes up or down from here. It seems like less teams are playing slowpitch so it will probably go down.
Softball is dying a slow death. The loss of league teams playing tournaments leading to the specialization of tournament only teams coupled with two working parents and kids playing video games has strangled the game.
Thats life, ebb and flow