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.
Here are the quizbowl players who have earned recognition on the All-World Second Team.
This is the third year of the HSQBRank All-World Teams. Honorable mention recognition is announced today; first- and second-teams, as well as the Player of the Year award, will be announced over the next few days.
Congratulations to these players, as well as everyone who competed this year.
Here are the final rankings for the 2016-17 quiz bowl season. 30 states, as well as Canada and Singapore, are represented, with Oklahoma and China narrowly missing out on having competitors in the top 250.
On paper, DCC A would appear to be the clear favorite this year, but it of course comes down to the actual performances at the national championships to determine who will win those. And there’s a very deep bench of teams able to take them on – any of the top 10 winning a national wouldn’t surprise me, and anyone in the top 30 pulling off key victories could turn HSNCT or NSC’s results on their ear.
Congratulations to everyone on all of their successes this year, and best of luck to teams competing at the NSC, HSNCT, and NASAT.
Note that “Very Small School” eligible teams are denoted with a “VSS” after their city and state. I think this will be a very interesting tournament with the eventual champion very hard to predict. Best of luck to all teams.
Using my aPPB statistic, here is the field for the Charter & Private Schools division of the upcoming NAQT SSNCT.
This will likely be the last set of full rankings before nationals. There is a chance I’ll do a set specifically for the small school national, but that’s dependent on the time I have.