2015 Pre-Nationals Quiz Bowl Rankings – 5/18/2015 (UPDATED!x3)

Here are the updated quiz bowl rankings. I’ve gone through 4824 complete stat lines, plus 200 stat lines of powers per game.

I’m working on the All-World Teams and hope to have them announced in the next week or so.

UPDATED: Due to irregularities with the statistics kept at the main BISB set, I had to drop those stats from consideration. This has results in some significant movement in the rankings, which are now reflected below.

UPDATED #2: First of all, there were two entries for Livingston B; one of these were meant to be Livingston C, but there was an issue with an overlap of stats between the two teams. This resulted in Livingston B moving up and C moving down the rankings.

There was a further issue with a late update being applied to Richard Montgomery A’s stats at Blair Spring. This increased RM’s aPPB from there to the point that they should have earned the #1 spot in the rankings. I apologize for the confusion; the rankings have been updated below to reflect this.

UPDATED #3: After the last update, I received multiple emails containing additional stats I missed, including one from Ohio back in November. I’ve applied all of this information to these rankings, and we have settled on a final set of them. No more corrections will be accepted from this point forward for the purpose of updating the placement of teams.

Congratulations to our final #1 team, Detroit Catholic Central A!

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Quick SSNCT Update

Day 1 is over. Preliminary results are here. Playoff brackets are here.

Teams that were ranked entering the tournament:

#23 Harmony Science Academy of North Austin (TX) – 9-0, 3 seed
#45 Hallsville (MO) – 9-0, 1 seed
#64 Glasgow (KY) – 9-0, 2 seed
#105 Baconton Charter (GA) – 8-1, 11 seed
#149 Richland (MO) – 9-0, 6 seed

I know BASIS Scottsdale (9-0, 4 seed) and Macomb (8-1, 8 seed) had been in the rankings earlier this year. I’m probably forgetting a few others.

If scoring trends hold up, it sure looks like Hallsville, Glasgow and HSANA are going to end up the top three.

Should be a fun playoff bracket. Best of luck to everyone!

Name of the Year Bracket Analysis

We’re almost done with the first round of this year’s Name of the Year bracket. Since I love stuff like this, we’ll take a quick look at all of the regions.

Dragonwagon Regional

Overall, I find this the weakest bracket in terms of aesthetics. Only two names got more than 80% of the vote in the first round, and they’re my two favorites: Dr. Wallop Promthong and Infinite Grover. I think you’ll see those two meet in the regional finals, especially if Grover beats Genghis Muskox this next round.

Crotchtangle Regional

This region is currently voting. One seed Mussolini Africano is doing well, as is Queeniemoney Hughey, Dr. Data Longjohn and Beethoven Bong. But I’m convinced that the winner is going to be Amanda Miranda Panda, a woman who was arrested in Florida Idaho. Panda vs. Bong may come in the Elite Eight, but it’s probably going to be the real deciding game here.

Bulltron Regional

Kermit Carolina may have provided the requisite 5-12 upset, but this was a very split first round – only Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa and Cherries Waffles Tennis breached 80% of the vote, though an actual famous participant (Andromeda Dunker) and some victims of underseeding (Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, Sunshine Crump) might carry some of the blame/credit for this. I really think this will see Cherries Waffles Tennis advance.

Sithole Regional

Two very strong contenders are here in #3 Lancelot Supersad, Jr. and #1 Dr. Electron Kebebew; both received over 89% of the vote. The next closest was #2 Jazznique St. Junious with 73%. I believe the closest result came in this region, with Flavious Coffee beating Erhard Thumfart 50.4-49.6 (late correction: this honor actually belong to Dwellie Striggles vs. Odd Hackwelder from the Dragonwagon region, with a 50.18-49.82 victory for Striggles).

Final Four

I think we’ll come down to Infinite Grover vs. Amanda Miranda Panda and Cherries Waffles Tennis vs. Lancelot Supersad, Jr.

Coming in May: 2015 HSQBRank All-World Teams

I’m pleased to announce that for the first time, HSQBRank will be naming All-World Teams. These teams will recognize the best individual players in high school quiz bowl for the 2014-2015.

Ten people will be announced to the All-World First Team. Ten more will be named to the All-World Second Team. The existence of Honorable Mentions has not been determined at this time. The teams will be announced in May.

I will be naming the teams myself, though this is not so much solely derived from statistics like the rankings would be.