Let's say Oregon/Washington area? Vegas/Ariz/NM area? Texas/Ok/Ark? Minn/Mich/Ohio? Southeast? Northwest? etc....
Were there 150+ teams at the A/AA level for that to happen.
Let's remember I was just a JV player entering 156 team Novice state tournaments at Twin Creeks Labor day week in 1986 so I am way out of the loop