These rankings only consider performances at the NAQT HSNCT and the PACE NSC. I am of the opinion that if you want to be considered a major high school team, you have to play the big boy tournaments.
Note that this update includes a lot of new calculations for difficulty adjustments. We now have over 4000 stat lines for over 2000 teams. These teams make up, in my estimation, the top 5% of quiz bowl teams in the U.S. and Canada.
I should specifically note that a few tumbles in the rankings from this set are due to some split teams being discovered and a couple of major stat errors being discovered. These have been accounted for and reflected in the following rankings.
Dropping out: 74 St. John’s B, 76 Arcadia B, 78 Ladue B, 80 Hume-Fogg, 82 IMSA B, 85 Harmony A, 87 University, 92 Parkway West, 93 Corbin, 94 Robinson, 95 Naperville North, 96 North Kansas City, 98 Irvine B, 99 Wheaton North, 100 Utica Academy
Entering: 50 Athens Academy, 53 North Hollywood B, 64 Oak Ridge, 67 Manheim Township, 70 Farragut, 83 Raleigh Charter B, 84 Livingston, 86 Lexington, 90 High Tech C, 91 Bergen County A, 92 La Jolla A, 93 San Dieguito A, 95 Hunter B, 97 Culver A, 100 Metea Valley
We finally have a full stat line for Bellarmine A, allowing me to mostly retire the “Bellarmine B” tag. Less than shockingly, they’re good at quiz bowl. We also get 2 other teams new to the rankings, and a couple teams moving up from their previous ranks.
Next update will probably be in about a month.
I’d like to thank everyone for following the blog this year, and for the feedback and assistance I’ve received. I’m happy to be told that, due to these rankings, teams have received the acclaim and support they deserve for their talents. That said, I am very happy to have finished this for the year; I don’t believe you’ll see a set of rankings extend to 200 teams again.
I’ve broken the top 40 or so into tiers, in an attempt to show how some teams are grouped tightly together. Just because one team’s a spot ahead in the rankings doesn’t mean that the decision was an easy one to make.
Best of luck to teams this weekend at HSNCT, NSC in two weekends, and NASAT the weekend after that. I hope to see many of you in Columbus the weekend of the 16th.
Your final pre-nationals rankings are after the jump.
Big jumps: St. Mark’s, 32 to 19; Bellaire, 80 to 55; Marist, 95 to 60; Chattahoochee B, 100 to 63; Maggie Walker A, 89 to 70; Savannah, 124 to 103; Alpharetta, 149 to 135
Entering: 77 Barrington; 88 Marian Central Catholic; 90 Notre Dame; 106 Maggie Walker B; 111 Kinkaid; 117 Maine South; 126 St. Stephens; 132 Bellaire B; 141 Loyola B; 148 Bloomington
Exiting: 140 Caesar Rodney, 141 Millburn, 142 Frenchtown, 143 Bellarmine B, 144 Mounds Park, 145 Daviess County, 146 Fremd, 147 Early College at Guilford B, 148 Lake Zurich, 150 Eden Prairie
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Not much to say this time. I added a few new tournaments; unfortunately, I messed up the ordering on my Excel sheet before I could formally type them up. I added stats from the Bergen County’s Samhain Classic, the North Greenville University’s Crusader, St. Olaf’s SOCIAL, Spartanburg High School’s Viking, Hoover High School’s Invitational Tournament, Yale’s FAcT, Richard Montgomery FRIGHT, California-Irvine’s CBCT and Carnegie Mellon’s Mellon Bowl. I think all other stats were used previously.