2019-20 HSQB Postseason 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 first postseason poll of the national high school quizbowl circuit. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic led the season to an abrupt end, and we wanted one final poll akin to the traditional pre-nationals poll we would’ve otherwise done to bring a sense of closure to the season. This poll was made up of 20 ballots ranking the top 30 teams. 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 Postseason Poll results was brought to you by our subscribers on Patreon, namely:

Fred Morlan

Goma Srinivasan

Joyce Sun

Kaili Fan

Sindhu Nair

Vikshar Athreya

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

1. University Lab A, 14 First Place Votes, 475 Points, Average Ranking of 1.31, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 3, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 3
2. Hunter A, 3 First Place Votes, 457 Points, Average Ranking of 2.44, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 4
T-3. Miami Valley A, 1 First Place Vote, 441 Points, Average Ranking of 3.44, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 7, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 5
T-3. Millburn A, 1 First Place Vote, 441 Points, Average Ranking of 3.44, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 5
5. Georgetown Day A, 389 Points, Average Ranking of 6.69, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 3, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 18
6. Phillips Academy A, 381 Points, Average Ranking of 7.19, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 11
7. Saratoga A, 376 Points, Average Ranking of 7.5, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 22, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 13
8. Adlai E. Stevenson A, 352 Points, Average Ranking of 9, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 12, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 12
9. Stanford Online A, 344 Points, Average Ranking of 9.5, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 13
10. Mission San Jose A, 335 Points, Average Ranking of 10.06, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14
11. Strake Jesuit A, 1 First Place Vote, 317 Points, Average Ranking of 11.19, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16
12. Beavercreek A, 303 Points, Average Ranking of 12.06, Ranked in 95% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21
13. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A, 293 Points, Average Ranking of 12.69, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17
14. Richard Montgomery A, 288 Points, Average Ranking of 13, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 20, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 19
15. Ithaca A, 281 Points, Average Ranking of 13.44, Ranked in 95% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
16. Westview A, 263 Points, Average Ranking of 14.56, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 10, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 20, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17
17. Montgomery Blair A, 230 Points, Average Ranking of 16.63, Ranked in 95% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
18. Wayzata A, 186 Points, Average Ranking of 19.38, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 16, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 27, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 26
19. Detroit Catholic Central A, 183 Points, Average Ranking of 19.56, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 16, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 30, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 25
20. Chattahoochee A, 175 Points, Average Ranking of 20.06, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 28, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
21. St. Mark’s School of Texas A, 173 Points, Average Ranking of 20.19, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 14, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 14, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 25, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
22. TAG Magnet A, 99 Points, Average Ranking of 24.81, Ranked in 65% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 16, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
23. East Brunswick A, 85 Points, Average Ranking of 25.69, Ranked in 80% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 21, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 21, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
24. Arcadia A, 71 Points, Average Ranking of 26.56, Ranked in 65% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 22, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
25. High Tech A, 66 Points, Average Ranking of 26.88, Ranked in 65% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 21, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 22, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
26. Canyon Crest A, 65 Points, Average Ranking of 26.94, Ranked in 50% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
27. Lambert A, 52 Points, Average Ranking of 27.75, Ranked in 65% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
28. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B, 49 Points, Average Ranking of 27.94, Ranked in 80% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
29. Ed W. Clark A, 41 Points, Average Ranking of 28.44, Ranked in 55% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 22, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 23, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
30. LASA A, 40 Points, Average Ranking of 28.5, Ranked in 70% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 19, Second Highest Vote (Dropped): 24, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked, Second Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
Also receiving votes: Belmont A (32 points), Stanton College Prep B (27), Manheim Township A (18), Mounds View A (11), Barrington A (7), Del Norte A (6), Acton-Boxborough A (3), Ladue A (2), Detroit Country Day A (0), East Chapel Hill A (0), Hotchkiss A (0), Hunter B (0), Lexington A (0), Plano West A (0), Solon A (0), St. Louis Patriots A (0), Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech C (0)

Full ballots and justifications can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14HxJa5aGq_HQAYeBYjy3bdrne7118Hyp_6aoR5KfwMA/edit?usp=sharing

Congratulations to University Lab A from Urbana, IL for being the top ranked team in the 2019-20 Postseason Poll! While quite a few ballots ranked other teams for their first place choice, in the end Uni Lab had quite a lead to secure their position as the team with the most votes. Uni Lab had also been voted the #1 team in the preseason and midseason polls, definitely pointing towards their strength this season.

We have also uploaded a podcast in which we discuss these and other teams on a regional basis. You can find it here: https://soundcloud.com/groger-ranks/2019-20-groger-ranks-postseason-podcast

Thanks everyone for your support of Groger Ranks this year, and we hope to return next year where we will hopefully have in-person tournaments finally resume. Stay safe everyone in these uncertain times.

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