To EBTB - How involved are you locally? The program IMO is growing again, since new management took over a few years ago. There should be about 6 C teams next year, which is a jump from the 2 or 3 from prior years. With the success of E and D the last few years, those teams are getting bumped as well. Of course, teams will break up and play down, but the pool of players with now higher rankings is growing.
Although the number of upper teams isn't much, there are still players spread out on teams. A few on BAL, a few on Express athletics, 1 on worksteer, 1 on classic, plus the guys on L&S, and both Cheap suites.