Like Black_Wrath said, don't worry about what "place" you're in.
We should start a NerfHaven team 2, for all those like myself who were late to jump on the bandwagon and would trail in the current one.
I don't want to speak for all of us, but as for me, it's not about place, or even the prize that cx is offering for the 2nd place finisher. It's all about the cause as a whole, and the fact that NerfHaven is working together as a TEAM, and rocketing up the ranks amongst those teams who have been folding for years. Cx is accomplishing similar tasks in WEEKS.
I find the satisfaction and fun in bantering back and forth between team mates like earl_the_bunny, rawray_7, Darkshrimp, and even Iladar (Cranky blew by me, and I don't think I can catch him).
You can do it! Flex those processors! I'm puttering along with an older P3 and two old Celerons (one running high-tech Windows 98!)
Only thing now; my family wonders what all those black and white numbers are on the screens (I like to open up the MS-DOS window on the console).
Get on board dude!