How do I know if DS is in a competitive or non-competitive state or district?It greatly increases your chances as compared to a candidate with no nominations in that, if you don't have a nom, your chances of an appointment are essentially nil.
However, beyond that a nom may increase your overall chances of an appointment greatly . . . or not at all. Let's say that you are in a non-competitive state or district on a slate of 10 nominees.
Conversely, you are in a super-competitive state or district and USNA considers you 2/10 or 3/10 on your slate. Even if you don't win the slate, you will be very competitive in the National Pool.
Historically, you can try and find number of appointments from your district/state.How do I know if DS is in a competitive or non-competitive state or district?