2019-20 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.

Over the last few weeks, we at Groger Ranks have been running our second midseason poll of the national high school quizbowl circuit. Now, we are pleased to unveil the results! Only one ballot out of around 30 ballots cast was rejected, and we have attached the copies of the ballots with the justifications added by voters so that you can take a look too. We dropped the two highest and two lowest positions each team was ranked in order to have the most accurate results and eliminate anomalies. The 2019-20 HSQB Midseason Poll results was brought to you by our subscribers on Patreon, namely:

Dawn Combs

Fred Morlan

Goma Srinivasan

Kaili Fan

Sindhu Nair

Vikshar Athreya

Tyler Vaughan

You too can get your name listed by subscribing at patreon.com/grogerranks. Without further ado, here are your results for the 2019-20 Midseason Poll!

1. University Lab A, 28 First Place Votes, 675 Points, Average Ranking of 1, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 3, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 2
2. Miami Valley A, 619 Points, Average Ranking of 3.07, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 7, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 6
3. Hunter A, 2 First Place Votes, 605 Points, Average Ranking of 3.59, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 8, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 8
4. Montgomery Blair A, 1 First Place Vote, 561 Points, Average Ranking of 5.22, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14
T-5. Adlai E. Stevenson A, 549 Points, Average Ranking of 5.67, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 10
T-5. Phillips Academy A, 549 Points, Average Ranking of 5.67, Ranked in 96.77% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14
7. Millburn A, 530 Points, Average Ranking of 6.37, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 3, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 12
8. Saratoga A, 474 Points, Average Ranking of 8.44, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 23, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 22
9. Mission San Jose A, 470 Points, Average Ranking of 8.59, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 13
10. Richard Montgomery A, 393 Points, Average Ranking of 11.44, Ranked in 96.77% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16
11. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A, 371 Points, Average Ranking of 12.26, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16
12. Stanford Online A, 354 Points, Average Ranking of 12.89, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 25, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 19
13. Georgetown Day A, 338 Points, Average Ranking of 13.48, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 22, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21
14. Ithaca A, 299 Points, Average Ranking of 14.93, Ranked in 87.1% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
15. Canyon Crest A, 287 Points, Average Ranking of 15.37, Ranked in 93.55% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
16. Westview A, 286 Points, Average Ranking of 15.41, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 10, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 20
17. Beavercreek A, 271 Points, Average Ranking of 15.96, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 10, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 25, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21
18. Strake Jesuit A, 260 Points, Average Ranking of 16.37, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 23
19. Chattahoochee A, 214 Points, Average Ranking of 18.07, Ranked in 93.55% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
20. Wayzata A, 199 Points, Average Ranking of 18.63, Ranked in 96.77% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 23
21. LASA A, 168 Points, Average Ranking of 19.78, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
22. St. Mark’s School of Texas A, 74 Points, Average Ranking of 23.26, Ranked in 67.74% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 18, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
23. Ed W. Clark A, 71 Points, Average Ranking of 23.37, Ranked in 67.74% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 18, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
24. Detroit Catholic Central A, 47 Points, Average Ranking of 24.26, Ranked in 58.06% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
25. East Chapel Hill A, 26 Points, Average Ranking of 25.04, Ranked in 41.94% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 22, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 22, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
Also receiving votes: High Tech A (18), Mounds View A (10), Lexington A (9), Montgomery Blair B (6), Del Norte A (3), Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B (3), Hunter B (2), Wayzata B (2), Barrington A (1), Arcadia A (0), Bellarmine College Prep A (0), Brophy College Prep A (0), Centennial A (0), Cistercian A (0), Dorman A (0), Greenhill A (0), Harker A (0), Hoover A (0), North Carolina Science and Math A (0), Stanton College Prep A (0), Westview B (0)

Congratulations to University Lab A from Urbana, Illinois for being the overwhelming first place pick in the midseason poll! Uni Lab is currently also the #1 Groger Ranked team according to the midseason rankings, and it will be interesting to see if this holds up in 2020.

We have, as always, recorded a podcast to accompany the results. The podcast was recorded based on the top 25 as of an hour before the close of the polls, so some of the numbers discussed may be slightly different.

The link to the ballots and justifications can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QLbjLDAMSaV77X1h1IW9tdTjSaVgje-Bsv6QAwSyr5U/

Thanks as always for supporting Groger Ranks!

-The Groger Ranks Team

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