Top 200 High School Quiz Bowl Rankings – 12/14/14

The rankings have expanded to 200 teams, we have a new #2 team, a whole bunch of new debuts, and a lot of movement after recalculating adjustments. Enjoy!

Update: Fixed a couple errors, including an oversight regarding Homewood-Flossmoor and another for Hubbard, plus an incorrect state for Savannah.

1. LASA A (TX) (Last rankings: 1) – 27.38, 27.06
2. Detroit Catholic Central A (MI) (3) – 26.43, 24.52, 24.44
3. Chattahoochee A (GA) (4) – 26.28
4. Arcadia A (CA) (5) – 25.65, 25.28, 24.40
5. Richard Montgomery A (MD) (16) – 25.62, 24.72, 24.48

6. Northmont A (OH) (7) – 25.51, 24.47, 24.28
7. High Tech A (NJ) (10) – 25.60, 24.18, 23.41
8. Colonel By A (ON) (8) – 26.16, 22.76, 22.65
9. Maggie Walker A (VA) (12) – 25.33, 24.23, 22.21
10. Farragut A (TN) (6) – 25.16

11. Centennial A (MD) (9) – 25.00
12. Auburn A (IL) (11) – 24.79, 24.78, 24.50
13. IMSA A (IL) (13) – 24.80, 24.32, 23.76
14. Bellarmine A (CA) (15) – 24.82, 23.98, 23.12
15. Western Albemarle A (VA) (2) – 24.58, 24.37

16. Carbondale A (IL) (23) – 24.72, 23.85, 23.78
17. Harmony Science Academy – North Austin A (TX) (14) – 25.40, 22.08, 21.43
18. Bloomington A (IL) (25) – 24.60, 23.62, 23.11
19. duPont Manual A (KY) (36) – 24.14
20. Bethlehem Central A (NY) (20) – 24.13, 24.03, 21.11

21. North Hollywood A (CA) (22) – 24.00, 23.25, 20.20
22. Saratoga A (CA) (44) – 24.27, 22.46
23. Hinsdale Central A (IL) (31) – 23.75, 22.98, 22.21
24. Montgomery Blair A (MD) (17) – 24.14, 22.11
25. Wilmington Charter A (DE) (43) – 23.47, 23.04, 22.26

26. Dorman A (SC) (32) – 23.40, 23.00, 22.96
27. La Jolla A (CA) (18) – 23.72, 22.37, 22.24
28. Lexington A (MA) (19) – 23.71, 22.35, 22.43
29. Detroit Catholic Central B (MI) (33) – 23.71, 22.25, 20.80
30. Sidney A (OH) (40) – 23.26, 23.05, 21.30

31. Georgetown Day School A (DC) (24) – 23.33, 22.67, 20.07
32. Ezell-Harding A (TN) (21) – 23.61, 21.80
33. Singapore American A (SG) (27) – 23.11, 22.80
34. Westview A (CA) (29) – 23.22, 22.40, 21.87
35. Raleigh Charter A (NC) (34) – 23.12, 22.64, 21.09

36. University of Chicago Lab A (IL) (30) – 23.18, 22.45
37. Early College at Guilford A (NC) (28) – 23.17, 22.34
38. Solon A (OH) (38) – 23.26, 22.20, 21.41
39. East Brunswick A (NJ) (35) – 22.88, 22.57, 20.99
40. Dougherty Valley A (CA) (55) – 23.18, 21.93

41. Ransom Everglades A (FL) (UR) – 22.77, 21.88
42. St. Joseph A (IN) (UR) – 22.70
43. Gatton A (KY) (72) – 22.68, 21.40
44. Norman North A (OK) (46) – 22.63, 21.17, 21.14
45. Detroit Catholic Central C (MI) (42) – 22.74, 20.81, 20.31

46. Arcadia B (CA) (39) – 22.20, 21.88, 21.47
47. Adlai Stevenson A (IL) (UR) – 22.04, 21.89
48. State College A (PA) (52) – 22.34, 21.67, 20.48
49. Wayzata A (MN) (50) – 22.26, 21.79
50. Copley A (OH) (61) – 22.36, 21.24, 21.08

51. Ithaca A (NY) (88) – 22.64, 20.40, 20.07
52. LASA B (TX) (54) – 22.42
53. Fisher Catholic A (OH) (67) – 22.39, 20.94, 19.20
54. AMSA A (MA) (57) – 22.02, 21.45, 21.21
55. Ridgewood A (NJ) (71) – 22.25, 20.68,

56. Westminster A (GA) (37) – 22.15
57. St. Thomas A (TX) (96) – 22.12
58. Thomas Jefferson A (VA) (48) – 21.88, 21.17, 20.39
59. Manheim Township A (PA) (73) – 21.95, 20.73, 20.50
60. Quince Orchard A (MD) (47) – 21.81, 20.95, 20.41

61. Hallsville A (MO) (26) – 21.81
62. Oak Park-River Forest A (IL) (UR) – 21.81
63. Rancho Bernardo A (CA) (51) – 21.60, 21.49
64. Great Neck South A (NY) (66) – 21.74, 20.99
65. St. John’s A (TX) (68) – 21.61, 18.77

66. Hunter A (NY) (93) – 21.57, 20.95, 20.64
67. Richard Montgomery B (MD) (77) – 21.65, 20.65
68. Fremd A (IL) (45) – 21.74, 20.32
69. Albemarle A (VA) (UR) – 21.40, 20.66, 19.79
70. Alpharetta A (GA) (56) – 21.37, 20.60

71. St. Joseph A (NJ) (79) – 21.22, 20.86, 20.00
72. Glasgow A (KY) (41) – 20.98, 20.85
73. Village A (TX) (69) – 21.15, 20.79
74. Seven Lakes A (TX) (82) – 21.28, 20.38
75. NCSSM A (NC) (58) – 21.42, 19.74

76. Mountain Lakes A (NJ) (UR) – 21.51, 19.03, 18.73
77. Metea Valley A (IL) (UR) – 21.40
78. Phillips Exeter A (NH) (62) – 21.33
79. Douglas County A (GA) (UR) – 21.25*
80. Bergen Acadmies A (NJ) (70) – 21.07, 20.75

81. Barrington A (IL) (83) – 21.07, 20.50
82. Kellenberg A (NY) (100) – 21.06, 20.41, 19.69
83. Russell A (KY) (UR) – 21.07, 18.41, 18.20
84. Loyola A (IL) (UR) – 21.05
85. Northview A (GA) (UR) – 21.05

86. Dunbar A (KY) (78) – 20.87, 20.63, 20.61
87. Loudoun County A (VA) (92) – 20.82, 20.73, 20.37
88. Marist A (GA) (76) – 20.94, 20.37
89. Torrey Pines A (CA) (64) – 20.85, 20.49, 18.98
90. Guilder A (CA) (65) – 21.20, 19.50

91. Maggie Walker B (VA) (UR) – 21.07, 18.80, 17.39
92. Pingry A (NJ) (UR) – 20.80, 19.26
93. Latin School of Chicago A (IL) (UR) – 20.71, 19.17
94. Canyon Crest A (CA) (74) – 20.65, 20.37
95. Livingston A (NJ) (UR) – 20.64, 20.15, 19.87

96. Dorman B (SC) (UR) – 20.82, 19.34, 18.50
97. Davis A (CA) (UR) – 20.74, 19.37, 19.12
98. Edmond Memorial A (OK) (80) – 20.57, 18.10
99. Chattahoochee B (GA) (UR) – 20.51
100. Palo Alto A (CA) (85) – 20.45, 20.00

101. Wilmington Charter B (DE) (UR) – 20.34, 19.39, 18.65
102. Shanghai American – Puxi A (CN) (81) – 20.41, 19.16
103. Woodford County A (KY) (UR) – 20.20, 19.34, 18.62
104. Del Norte A (CA) (UR) – 20.44, 18.53
105. Newman Central Catholic (IL) (UR) – 20.31, 18.74

106. Cinco Ranch A (TX) (84) – 20.25
107. Centennial B (MD) (86) – 20.14
108. Thomas Jefferson B (VA) (87) – 20.09, 18.02
109. Wayzata B (MN) (94) – 20.01
110. Hume-Fogg A (TN) (53) – 20.00

111. Ronald Reagan A (TX) (89) – 20.00
112. St. Mark’s A (TX) (90) – 20.00
113. Clark A (TX) (91) – 19.95
114. Homewood-Flossmoor A (IL) (UR) – 19.92
115. Hickman A (MO) (95) – 19.87, 19.56, 18.76

116. Lexington B (MA) (UR) – 19.90, 19.28, 17.53
117. E. O. Smith A (CT) (UR) – 19.89, 19.12
118. Hingham A (MA) (97) – 19.77, 18.95, 17.78
119. Richland A (MO) (UR) – 20.17, 18.00
120. St. Ignatius A (IL) (UR) – 19.82, 18.84

121. SCGSSM A (SC) (UR) – 19.77
122. Escobar A (CA) (UR) – 19.73, 18.87, 17.65
123. Blacksburg A (VA) (60) – 19.89, 18.27, 17.59
124. State College B (PA) (UR) – 19.74
125. Savannah A (MO) (UR) – 19.71

126. Hoover A (AL) (99) – 19.69
127. Kings Park A (NY) (UR) – 19.67
128. South Burlington A (VT) (UR) – 19.67
129. Downingtown East A (PA) (UR) – 19.66
130. Irvine A (CA) (UR) – 19.63, 18.49

131. West Windsor-Plainsboro South A (NJ) (98) – 19.62
132. St. Charles A (OH) (UR) – 19.62
133. Auburn B (IL) (UR) – 19.37, 18.98
134. Tippecanoe A (OH) (UR) – 19.27, 19.17
135. Jesuit A (LA) (UR) – 19.58, 18.37

136. Half Hollow Hills East (NY) (UR) – 19.57
137. Lakeside A (GA) (UR) – 19.53*
138. Gadsden City A (AL) (UR) – 19.52
139. Bellaire A (TX) (UR) – 19.52
140. Unviersity (Urbana) A (IL) (UR) – 19.50

141. St. Paul’s Episcopal A (FL) (UR) – 19.48
142. Wayzata C (MN) (UR) – 19.47
143. Early College at Guilford B (NC) (UR) – 19.27, 18.97
144. Lisgar A (ON) (UR) – 19.46, 18.41, 18.15
145. Naperville North A (IL) (UR) – 19.44

146. American Heritage-Plantation A (FL) (UR) – 19.38
147. St. Mark’s B (TX) (UR) – 19.37
148. Olympian A (CA) (UR) – 19.34, 18.65
149. Houston A (TN) (UR) – 19.33
150. Spartanburg A (SC) (UR) – 19.32

151. Roswell A (GA) (UR) – 19.32
152. duPont Manual B (KY) (UR) – 19.34, 18.16
153. Emmaus A (PA) (UR) – 19.28, 18.27
154. Buchholz A (FL) (UR) – 19.26
155. Chinese Christian A (CA) (UR) – 19.25

156. Suwanee A (FL) (UR) – 19.21
157. Millburn A (NJ) (63) – 19.20
158. BASIS Scottsdale A (AZ) (UR) – 19.15
159. Utica A (MI) (UR) – 19.12
160. Collins Hill A (GA) (UR) – 19.09, 18.50

161. Carnegie A (TX) (UR) – 19.07
162. Ransom Everglades B (FL) (UR) – 19.01, 18.57
163. Lusher A (LA) (UR) – 18.89, 18.83, 18.73
164. Hunter B (NY) (UR) – 19.05, 18.45
165. Eden Prairie A (MN) (UR) – 19.07, 18.28

166. Culver A (IN) (UR) – 19.05, 18.21, 17.79
167. Homestead A (CA) (UR) – 19.03
168. Northampton A (MA) (UR) – 18.74, 18.72
169. Cistercian A (TX) (UR) – 19.01, 17.62
170. IMSA B (IL)(UR) – 19.08, 17.14

171. North Gwinnett (GA) (UR) – 19.08*
172. Germantown A (TN) (UR) – 18.99
173. Brookwood A (GA) (UR) – 18.94
174. Darien A (CT) (UR) – 18.94
175. Louisville Eastern A (KY) (UR) – 18.93, 17.86, 17.58

176. Regis A (NY) (UR) – 18.88
177. Daviess County A (KY) (UR) – 18.85, 17.01
178. Skyline A (MI) (UR) – 18.82
179. Cypress Bay A (FL) (UR) – 18.79
180. Johnson Central A (KY) (UR) – 18.79

181. LASA C (TX) (UR) – 18.77
182. High Tech B (NJ) (UR) – 18.75, 18.27
183. Macomb A (IL) (UR) – 18.74
184. Amador Valley A (CA) (UR) – 18.71
185. Marquette Catholic A (IL) (UR) – 18.67

186. Kealing Middle A (TX) (UR) – 18.48, 18.40
187. Centennial A (GA) (UR) – 18.61, 18.04
188. New Kent A (VA) (UR) – 18.56
189. St. Paul Central A (MN) (UR) – 18.53
190. Enloe A (NC) (UR) – 18.52

191. Harker A (CA) (UR) – 18.51
192. William Henry Harrison A (IN) (UR) – 18.59, 17.98
193. Walter Johnson A (MD) (UR) – 18.40, 18.33
194. North Babylon A (NY) (UR) – 18.39, 18.33, 17.49
195. Cave Spring A (VA) (UR) – 18.43, 18.03, 17.71

196. Manheim Township B (PA) (UR) – 18.41, 18.02
197. Acton-Boxborough A (MA) (UR) – 18.58, 17.59, 16.74
198. Hubbard A (OH) (UR) – 18.40, 17.89, 17.63
199. Scripps Ranch A (CA) (UR) – 18.73, 17.06
200. Livingston B (NJ) (UR) – 18.58, 17.35

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20 thoughts on “Top 200 High School Quiz Bowl Rankings – 12/14/14

  1. I feel like there are some flaws in the top portion of these rankings. I don’t think it’s reasonable to only go on ppb when there is plenty of other information available, specifically head to head match ups. For example, from the tournament stats I can see that WA beat RM twice in the finals at gsac yesterday, and Maggie Walker beat RM three times last weekend at VCU winter. I understand that ppb is the only way to compare teams that have not played, but when teams have played I think it’s a flaw to not take those results into account.
    (nothing against RM, they are a very good team, but these results made for a good example)

    • Except that this excludes a bunch of data for no good reason. To value head-to-head wins in two or three games over PPB data from 20+ games (for each of those teams, if I’m not mistaken) is a bad idea.

      Does Maggie Walker’s wins against RM mean that Maggie Walker’s better than Northmont, or that Northmont is better than RM? This is a national, not a regional ranking; as such, weighing head-to-head is not beneficial.

      • Do you think there is enough data to try and establish an elo like rating system that allows comparisons between teams that accounts for head to heads?

      • Well, DCC beat Northmont two times at UK Fall, so your own comparison doesn’t hold up in that case.

        As for an ELO rating system: Dave Bykowski did one a few years ago, and it was flawed in the ways you would expect a head-to-head only system to be (overrated teams in weak regions, underrated third or fourth best teams in strong regions).

  2. also, Homewood-Flossmore A put up a 19.20 at Earlybird at U of I back in October. That was on the BISB set and I have no idea if that’s good enough to get them ranked but I figured it was close enough to mention it. They were abbreviated to HFA in the stats

  3. Which tournaments are being used for Lisgar’s stats? I recognize the number for the Brainbusters tournament but the other two don’t seem to match up with anything I can find (and is there somewhere I can find this season’s stat adjustments? I’m not seeing anything newer than 2013-2014)

  4. Nice rankings. It brought a little smile to my face when I saw Kealing on the list. It is always amazing that you do these rankings every year, your work is well appreciated.

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