International Top 200 Quiz Bowl Teams – 5/21/2014 – Last One Before Nationals!

These are your final rankings before the PACE NSC and NAQT HSNCT the next two weekends! I’m not planning on doing tournament specific predictions for either the NSC or HSNCT, but I will be attending both tournaments, so if you want to meet me, I’ll be around somewhere. Hopefully we can bump into each other.

Also of note is that I checked on some of the B and C teams I had ranked to make sure that they didn’t have significant overlap with their schools’ higher ranked teams. Some of them did, so I dropped them down or out of the rankings as appropriate.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support this year; I also thank you for enjoying quiz bowl and supporting this activity. Best of luck to those of you attending nationals this year!

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Today’s the first ever NAQT SSNCT! Here’s my (very belated) projections.

And I completely forgot about it. In my defense, I just finished my finals, so it’s been a bit of a crazy week.

Below the jump is my best attempt at projecting the results of the tournament. For what it might matter, I haven’t looked at any results yet.

As far as likelihood to win – my top three teams are what I see as a definite top tier of favorites. If they don’t win, then 4th and 5th probably will. 6th through 9th stand a chance, but the odds are against them. After that, there’s a wide swath of teams that are talented enough to pull upsets that affect the final results of the tournament significantly, but I don’t think they’re strong enough to make a run at the championship.

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