one nation B nationals last year was stacked with AA players just like the USA just fyi. Silverbacks are definitely better than a B team and they know it which is why they chased the better comp and the dream of playing in the MWS. Kuddos to them for building a team of dogs that are always ready to hunt.
them being friends/related/neighbors makes them even more difficult to beat. these guys know each other and how to push the right buttons plus they get to make each other better during the week and in league. Going from E to B/A in just 5 years or less means this is either the best way to develop as a player/team or it means that they were sandbagging all along. Either way the results are what matter most and these boys kick ass.
Going strictly off the rulebook THE GOAL THEY SET FOR THEMSELVES WAS TO GET BUMPED. They knew the rule was any B team making the MWS would be auto bumped to A. So they achieved their goal yet they won't be bumped? sounds like they should have to either forfeit their qualification of making MWS or take the bump to A.
Taking time off from work should not be too big of an issue for them. Most of them are doing their own work or working for a family member. These boys are like celebrities in their community so good ole Uncle Jebediah most likely will make sure these boys are ready to go.