Had the other team not submitted one problem incorrect 5 times (totalling 100 minutes of penalty points) they likely would have beaten us. Though, had we gotten our 6th correct we would have tacked on at least 140 minutes of penalty points, good enough for 8th place. It is interesting to note that all 7 of our incorrect submissions on that problem came within 10 minutes...the last 10 minutes of the contest.
Final results: My team: 3rd at site, 13th in mid-central US. The other team: 4th at site, 15th in mid-central US. Know what the best news about that was? Their team had to ride in the back seat of the mini-van :).
Want to see where your favourite mid-central team placed? Contest Results
Updated part: Perhaps I should explain the scoring for those who are interested. The first criterion is most problems solved. Of any teams with the same number of problems solved the one with the lowest sum of submission + penalty time is first, and so on. Of any teams that happen to still be tied, the one with the lowest geometric mean ( e^(ln (sub1+penalty1) + ln (sub2+penalty2) + ... + ln( sub3+penalty3)) ) is first, and so on. Of any teams that -still- happen to be tied, the one with prettier code wins. They have never ever had to go to pretty code :).