2018-19 HSQB MIDSEASON POLL RESULTS

The following article was a contribution by the entire Groger Ranks staff and many members of the HSQB community who helped out with this poll. Thank you.

We did it! After weeks of polling, with some 30 responses, we are pleased to announce the final results of the 2018-19 HSQB Midseason Poll. We opened the poll up to anyone to fill out 25 spots on a blank ballot for who they thought the top 25 teams were, and then asked for a brief justification to see if they knew what they were talking about. In rare cases, we asked people to clarify if we felt their ballot seemed a little bit suspect due to the justification and in rarer cases we completely excluded the ballot entirely. You will be able to see the excluded ballots and judge for yourself if what we did was right. We then put it into a program created by Groger Ranks member Anson Berns, which automatically dropped the three highest and three lowest votes for each team and generated the rankings. Now without further ado, your standings:

1. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A, 650 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots, Median ranking 1, High: 1-Low: 1 (29 first place votes)

2. Beavercreek, 564, 100.0%, 4, High: 2-Low: 8

3. James E. Taylor, 542, 100.0%, 5, High: 3-Low: 8

4. Montgomery Blair A, 541, 100.0%, 4.5, High: 2-Low: 10

5. Adlai E. Stevenson, 527, 100.0%, 5, High: 2-Low: 10 (2 first place votes)

6. University Lab, 502, 100.0%, 6.5, High: 3-Low: 13

7. Hunter, 498, 100.0%, 7, High: 2-Low: 12

8. Rockford Auburn, 465, 100.0%, 9, High: 3-Low: 13

9. IMSA, 410, 100.0%, 9.5, High: 5-Low: 19

10. Detroit Catholic Central, 381, 100.0%, 10, High: 7-Low: 25

11. Miami Valley, 341, 100.0%, 13, High: 10-Low: 16

12. Canyon Crest, 299, 100.0%, 14.5, High: 8-Low: 23

12. High Tech, 299, 100.0%, 14.5, High: 11-Low: 20

14. LASA, 293, 100.0%, 14, High: 10-Low: 21

15. Chattahoochee, 291, 100.0%, 14, High: 8-Low: 21

16. Lexington, 275, 100.0%, 15.5, High: 12-Low: 18

17. Ladue, 237, 76.9%, 14, High: 6

18. Wayzata, 213, 61.5%, 11, High: 7

19. Ithaca, 164, 92.3%, 19, High: 16

20. Northview, 151, 80.8%, 19, High: 14

21. Strake Jesuit, 131, 88.5%, 21, High: 15

22. Stanford Online, 125, 92.3%, 21, High: 17

23. Carnegie Vanguard, 115, 84.6%, 20.5, High: 17

24. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B, 57, 65.4%, 23, High: 19

25. St. John’s, 47, 46.2%, 21.5, High: 20

Also receiving votes: Montgomery Blair B (27 Points), Saratoga (24 Points), Wilmington Charter (10 Points), Arcadia (5 Points), Solon A (3 Points), Millburn (2 Points), Mission San Jose (1 Point), Troy (1 Point), Richard Montgomery , Ed W. Clark, Vestavia Hills, Plano West, Centennial, Early College At Guilford, Parish Episcopal, Oak Park River Forest, Dorman, St. Mark’s, Lambert, Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech C, Georgetown Day School, Great Neck South, Cistercian, Dunbar

Congratulations to TJ A from Virginia for being the near-unanimous first place! This comes as no surprise as they have remained steadily on top from their first entrance on the Groger Ranks. Will anyone be able to catch them in 2019?

We also created a mini-podcast with the Groger Ranks members and some other guests to discuss the poll results! (DISCLAIMER: this was recorded before the huge dump of votes on Saturday night, so some of the standings may be different than they are here):

 

Here are the ballots: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vTnFIqOHzwr_xO2HrKkfNJb9yGLWICt-29E1bl10GSI/edit#gid=72401163

Thank you for participating in the poll and have a great rest of the quizbowl season! Groger Ranks will continue to be here and we will constantly try to serve you better!

– The Groger Ranks Team

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