2018 South's BEST Participating Teams


How do teams advance to South's BEST Championship?

The number of teams from each hub that advance to South’s BEST is based on the percentage of the total number of teams at that hub. Larger hubs (e.g. 32 teams) are allowed to advance more teams than smaller hubs (e.g. 15 teams). A total of 54 teams from 17 hubs advanced to South’s BEST this year. Each hub was allowed to send between 2 and 7 teams to the Championship.

Top finishers (both in Robotics and in the BEST Award) from the local hub competitions advance to the Championship. Teams advance based on the following order of how they placed at their local competition:

  1. BEST Award - First Place
  2. Robotics - First Place
  3. BEST Award - Second Place
  4. Robotics - Second Place
  5. BEST Award - Third Place
  6. etc...


Jubilee BEST

Mobile, AL

October 6, 2018


#851 - W.P. Davidson High School
#867 - Faith Academy
#873 - Mobile Area Coalition of Homeschoolers (MACH)
#881 - Semmes Middle School
#885 - St. Luke's Episcopal School
#889 - St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School



Northwest Alabama BEST

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Florence, AL

October 6, 2018


#1552 - Brooks High School
#1557 - Covenant Christian School
#1558 - Creekside Technology Academy
#1566 - Phillips High School





Tennessee Valley BEST

Calhoun Community College

Huntsville, AL

October 13, 2018


#803 - Decatur-Austin Robotics Coalition (DARC)
#805 - Lindsay Lane Christian Academy







War Eagle BEST

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

October 20, 2018


#607 - Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools
#608 - Glenwood School
#609 - Holtville Middle and High School
#622 - Tallassee High School





River BEST

Thomasville, AL

October 20, 2018


#2102 - J. U. Blacksher School
#2110 - Thomasville High School







Mississippi BEST

Mississippi State University

Starkville, MS

October 20, 2018


#951 - Corinth School District
#955 - Starkville Christian Home Educators (SCHE)
#963 - McNairy Central High School
#965 - Eagle Home School
#966 - Starkville High School




Music City BEST

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

October 20, 2018


#1022 - Dickson Area Robotics Team (DART)
#1032 - Thurman Francis Arts Academy
#1042 - Stewarts Creek Middle School






Georgia BEST

Fernbank LINKS

Cumming, GA

October 20, 2018


#707 - North Forsyth High School
#708 - South Forsyth High School
#716 - Kennesaw Mountain High School






North Alabama BEST

Wallace State Community College

Hanceville, AL

October 27, 2018


#1215 - Good Hope Middle School
#1223 - Marshall County Robotics (McROC)
#1235 - Spain Park High School






Central Alabama BEST

Central Alabama Community College

Talladega, AL

October 27, 2018


#1504 - Episcopal Day School
#1508 - Oak Mountain High School







Northeast Alabama BEST

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, AL

October 27, 2018


#1653 - Fort Payne High School
#1654 - LIGHT Robotics







Shelton State BEST

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL

October 27, 2018


#1803 - Billingsley High School
#1808 - Evangel Christian School
#1820 - Sweet Water High School
#1822 - Tuscaloosa Christian School





Bevill BEST

Bevill State Community College

Fayette, AL

October 27, 2018


#2028 - Bankhead Middle School
#2029 - Fayette Middle School







Troy BEST

Troy University

Troy, AL

October 27, 2018


#2252 - Goshen High School
#2258 - Wetumpka High School







Selma BEST

Wallace Community College

Selma, AL

November 1, 2018


#437 - Martin Middle School
#438 - Meadowview Christian







Emerald Coast BEST

University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

November 3, 2018


#1108 - Pensacola High School
#1112 - Woodlawn Beach Middle School
#1122 - Seaside Neighborhood School
#1124 - Pensacola Catholic High School
#1126 - West Florida High School
#1129 - Northwest Florida Robot Spot



Wiregrass BEST

Dothan, AL

November 10, 2018


#1351 - Ridgecrest Christian School
#1358 - Cottonwood High School






Teams Participating in the Regional Invitational Tournament (RIT)

#431 - Dallas County High School - Selma BEST

#623 - Trinity Christian Academy - War Eagle BEST

#715 - Johns Creek High School - Georgia BEST

#806 - Lincoln County Middle Schools - Tennessee BEST

#879 - Saraland Middle School - Jubilee BEST

#967 - Carroll Academy - Mississippi BEST

#1030 - Merrol Hyde Magnet School - Music City BEST

#1114 - Gulf Breeze High School - Emerald Coast BEST

#1355 - Early County High School - Wiregrass BEST

#1509 - Pleasant Valley High School - Central AL BEST

#1564 - Moulton Middle/Lawrence County High School - Northwest AL BEST

#1656 - North Sand Mountain High School - Northeast AL BEST

#1814 - Holy Spirit Catholic School - Shelton State BEST

#2039 - Winfield City High School - Bevill BEST

#2105 - Jackson Middle School - River BEST

#2251 - Abbeville High School - Troy BEST