I wanted to send along a quick note. One of my fellow members of PACE, Bernadette Spencer, was struck by a car while bicycling earlier this week. She’s currently in the ICU. From the sound of things, her injuries could have ended up a lot worse than they currently are, but she’s suffered quite a few injuries.
Her boyfriend, Rob Carson, has put together a Go Fund Me to help with their bills while she recovers. You can find the page at https://www.gofundme.com/bernadettespencer
Chances are, if you’ve been involved in quiz bowl in the past five plus years, you or your child has attended an event that either Rob or Bernadette have put a lot of work into. I know that PACE would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for their hard work. If you’re able to make a donation to them in this difficult time, please consider doing so.
Thank you so much for reading this,
It’s time to announce this year’s HSQBRank All-World Teams.
I’m eschewing the write-ups this year (for now) due to the fact that the PACE NSC starts tomorrow morning. I will try to go back and complete them as soon as I can, though that might not be until after NASAT.
As a reminder, these awards differ from the rankings in that they are not purely based off of a mathematical calculation, but are more arbitrary. I select players based off how much they contributed to their team on tossups and give priority to teams that finished well in the pre-nationals poll. There is no magical formula used; it’s just my best guess at giving these out.
Additionally, these awards are based entirely off of regular season performances. HSNCT performances are not considered.
The awards are after the jump.
Thanks to everyone for their support this year. I wish you all the best of luck at nationals and I hope to get to see you at NSC and/or NASAT.
The rankings are after the jump.
I’ve decided to do a list of the top 50 teams, ranking them only by their aPPBs from mACF tournaments (that is to say, non-NAQT events). The rankings are below:
This should be the next-to-last set of rankings this season. I’ll be calculating new adjustments and posting them with the new set.
We have a new #1 team!
We’re getting back in the swing of things as the season closes out. I’m planning on another set of rankings next week with results from tournaments played on the FACTS set.
I’ve removed Saint Joseph of Indiana due to issues with the stats that placed them in the top 100 last week. I’ve also removed Montgomery Blair C because their performance at Georgetown Fall, which had placed them in the top 100, involved a player from their A team. I feel the Georgetown Fall performance is not indicative of Montgomery Blair C’s true skill level, and as such have removed that stat line from Blair C’s list of performances.
Big jumps: Olympian A, from 71 to 55
New teams: 82 Bard Early College Manhattan A (NY), 92 Great Valley A (PA), 93 Boardman A (OH), 99 Andover A (MA)
I’ve recalculated all of the adjustments and have expanded the rankings to include 25 more teams!