Personally, I think the Science Division is pretty stacked. And I’m not just saying that because that’s the division that I am in. There are plenty of really good teams that have done extremely well throughout this season and World Championships in the past.
Just a few of the really good teams include:
365X is also in research, generally division strength does not play into who actually wins worlds. For example last year Arts and Science were assumed to be the hardest but Engineering won worlds. Since there are at least 2 amazing teams in every division really any of the 6 could win.
We knew about Wings of Freedom by January or so, because they were the World Skills leader for a while (and we were trying to do that, too). They unseated Florida team 34203X as #1 in December, but their score wasn’t posted until January.
If it wasn’t for that, though, I don’t think we would have known about them until they made it to the Round Robin.