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Do you have any citations suggesting that the parenthetical definition is in regular (even if rare), correct use? Jonah (talk) 20:04, 13 May 2019 (CDT)

An example would be my own school: St. Margaret's Episcopal! Our "JV" team is far stronger than our "Varsity"... mainly because I just established the QB/History Bowl program this academic year. (I guess the parenthetical def. is probably far more common among teams whose programs are just getting started and/or only have a few players in Varsity.) Nate Kang (talk) 21:53, 13 May 2019 (CDT)
That seems to address a varsity/JV dichotomy, not an "A-team"/non-A-team dichotomy, the latter of which is the ostensible subject of this page. Regardless, I've been reading quiz bowl discussions for…god help me, almost 15 years…and I don't ever recall seeing "A-team" used the way the parenthetical indicates. Furthermore, if a team entered a nominal "A team" that it did not reasonably expect to be the strongest team from that school at that tournament, and I were running the tournament, I would consider that a breach of ethics, and I know many tournament directors feel the same way. I think the parenthetical should be removed. Jonah (talk) 21:57, 13 May 2019 (CDT)
Yeah, makes sense. Nate Kang (talk) 22:30, 13 May 2019 (CDT)