2014-15 Quiz Bowl Season Preview: Part Fourteen

It is really hard to try and write fourteen interesting intros to this. We’re up to #s 61 through 70, excluding #69 Dorman B and #61 Arcadia B.

70. Davis A (CA) – Their A team finished 7-5 and in the playoffs at HSNCT, but THEY ALL GRADUATED OH MY GOODNESS.

Expected performance next season: Down

68. University of Chicago Laboratory School A (IL) – After finishing 40th at NSC and tied for 21st at HSNCT, UChicago Lab returns all their players from an amazing debut season. I fully expect them to be a top 20 team next season.

Expected performance next season: Up

67. Beachwood A (OH) – After finishing tied for 53rd at HSNCT, this team loses one of their two main scorers in Anshika Niraj (40.68 PPG at HSNCT). They do retain their lead scorer Ryan Reilly (46.01), so they should be a good team still, but replacing Anshika’s scoring is going to be tough.

Expected performance next season: Down

66. Copley A (OH) – Tying for 34th at the HSNCT, Copley returns every major scorer from what was a very young team. Much like UChicago Lab, I expect this to be a top 20 team next year.

Expected performance next season: Up

65. Santa Monica A (CA)
161. Santa Monica B (CA)
– Santa Monica sent two teams to HSNCT this year, with both making the playoffs – Monica B was knocked out in the first round after squeaking in at 6-4, and Monica A went 7-5 on their way to a spot on the 53rd place line. They lose everyone from their best A team performance last year, as well as one of their two major scorers from their B team. They’ll probably be in the top 100 again, but I’m not sure how high they’ll get.

Expected performance next season: Down

64. Ransom Everglades A (FL) – After a program high water mark at finishing tied for 13th at HSNCT (and having both their B & C teams go 4-6), this perpetually deep program returns top scorer David Jelke but strong second scorer Dante Bolzan graduates. They have the strength to be around the top 100 again, but the ability to replace Dante will determine just how far they get into it.

Expected performance next season: Down

63. Solon A (OH) – Tying for 34th at HSNCT, this team loses its second and third best scorers but retains #1 man Rohan Devanathan. They’ll be in the top 200 next year, but probably not near the top 50.

Expected performance next season: Down

62. Ithaca A (NY) – Taking 53rd place at HSNCT, IHS faces the unenviable task of replacing three players who scored 10 PPG at Prison Bowl, including two who scored at least 28 PPG. Casey Weatherbee does return, but it’ll be tough for him to match their success alone.

Expected performance next season: Down

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One thought on “2014-15 Quiz Bowl Season Preview: Part Fourteen

  1. While I won’t deny this year will probably be a building year, Ithaca has some extremely strong and dedicated team members coming up. Look out for Daniel and Andrey in particular.

    Also, Casey’s last name is Wetherbee, no ‘a’ 😉

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