Now I personally like stats but if teams don't want stats collectively as a group I am also good with that. But each year if we say we are doing stats and nobody objects then we have to do them correctly, send them in on time, and be 100% complete each week or it just turns into a joke.
This year we actually had the highest stats participation in conference history.
This will be a topic at upcoming meetings.
As far as category 5 I don't believe they will be eligible for any awards if they finish top 4 at a world this week.