The Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) is hosted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT), fielding 160 teams in 2017. Its questions boast a higher amount of geography, current events, and popular culture in its question distribution. Teams can qualify for the MSNCT by either:
- Finishing in the top 15% of teams at any tournament using an NAQT question set
- Applying for a wildcard bid
Below is a record of performances by Southern California teams at national tournaments in previous years.
|2018||Black Mountain A, Black Mountain B, Carmel Valley, Francis Parker, Marshall, Mesa Verde, Oak Valley|
|2017||Mesa Verde (21), Design39 (49), Black Mountain C (97), Oak Valley (107), Black Mountain B (127)|