This new update has some movement among the top 20, plus five new teams entering the rankings. We should have a top 50 soon!
Very minor movement this time. The biggest news is that stats have been posted from Princeton, and Hunter enters the top 25. But not as the highest ranked team from that tournament! what intrigue
A couple of notes:
1) I didn’t want to bump teams from the preseason rankings out this early, hence the unusual number of 35 teams ranked right now.
2) Asterisks denote projected aPPB from the preseason rankings.
The first ever episode of the QuizCast has been released! You can listen to it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/qbcast/quizcast1.mp3 or find the RSS feed at http://qbcast.libsyn.com/rss.
In this episode, I talk about the preseason rankings – both my own on HSQBRank and the poll conducted on hsquizbowl.org. I also talk a little bit about diversity in quiz bowl and about a new book that was written about quiz bowl by NAQT member Dwight Kidder.
I hope you enjoy it! If you want access to weekly updates during the quiz bowl season, please consider supporting me on my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/hsqbrank. You can also find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HSQBRank/ or on Twitter @HSQBRank.
Thank you to everyone for your patience while I put this together. I know it’s about a month later than usual. Getting licensed as a pharmacist required me to focus on two exams, which I’ve taken and have fortunately passed. I’m glad to be able to launch my next year of working on the rankings, which I’ve been doing since 2010.
It’s finally time to name the rest of the All-World team.
As a reminder, Player of the Year Jakob Myers of Naperville North is one of the ten winners of this award. Below the jump, the other nine members are announced. Congratulations to these players and their teams.
I’ve decided to go ahead and announce the winner of Player of the Year (who is also a member of the first team) while I work on writing up the nine other first team selections.