2020-21 HSQB Preseason 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.

Groger Ranks is excited to be back for the 2020-21 season! Over the last couple of weeks, we have been running our annual preseason poll for people to give their inputs for who they think will be the best teams this season. Of course, no one knows for sure yet which teams have studied, which new players will fill in the gaps of graduated players, or how the online format of this season will factor into performances. Nevertheless, it is a very interesting exercise to look back at the preseason polls at the end of the season and see how much we got right! With 11 ballots being taken into account, this poll reveals some trends for who are the favorites going into the season, yet there is still noticeable uncertainty as there were not many teams who were in every single ballot.

The rankings were conducted as follows: a team was awarded 30 points if they were ranked 1st, 29 points if they were ranked 2nd, etc. all the way down to 1 point if they were ranked 30th. The points for each team were then summed across all the ballots, with the highest and lowest ranking dropped. If a team was unranked in one or more ballots, one “unranked” ranking was dropped as the lowest ranking.

These results were brought to you by our Patreon subscribers, namely:

Fred Morlan

Goma Srinivasan

Joyce Sun

Kaili Fan

Sindhu Nair

Vikshar Athreya

Arthur Ramsay

Without further ado, here are the results:

1. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A, 9 First Place Votes, 323 Points, Average Ranking of 1.64, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 6
2. Hunter A, 4 First Place Votes, 315 Points, Average Ranking of 2.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 4
3. Richard Montgomery A, 304 Points, Average Ranking of 3.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 6
4. Mission San Jose A, 294 Points, Average Ranking of 4.27, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 6
5. Beavercreek A, 288 Points, Average Ranking of 4.82, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 7
6. Stanford Online A, 274 Points, Average Ranking of 6.09, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 10
7. Phillips Academy A, 260 Points, Average Ranking of 7.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 10
8. TAG Magnet A, 245 Points, Average Ranking of 8.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 3, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 14
9. St. Mark’s School of Texas A, 238 Points, Average Ranking of 9.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 12
10. Arcadia A, 232 Points, Average Ranking of 9.91, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16
11. Chattahoochee A, 214 Points, Average Ranking of 11.55, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 17
12. Montgomery Blair A, 188 Points, Average Ranking of 13.91, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 10, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21
13. Belmont A, 182 Points, Average Ranking of 14.45, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 29
14. Detroit Country Day A, 163 Points, Average Ranking of 16.18, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 24
15. Adlai E. Stevenson A, 152 Points, Average Ranking of 17.18, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
16. Stanton College Prep B, 150 Points, Average Ranking of 17.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 28
17. Wayzata A, 140 Points, Average Ranking of 18.27, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 10, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
18. Solon A, 120 Points, Average Ranking of 20.09, Ranked in 84.62% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
19. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B, 111 Points, Average Ranking of 20.91, Ranked in 84.62% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
20. Georgetown Day A, 110 Points, Average Ranking of 21, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
21. East Brunswick A, 106 Points, Average Ranking of 21.36, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
22. Buffalo Grove A, 89 Points, Average Ranking of 22.91, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
23. Miami Valley A, 84 Points, Average Ranking of 23.36, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 29
24. Ladue A, 80 Points, Average Ranking of 23.73, Ranked in 92.31% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 16, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
25. East Chapel Hill A, 60 Points, Average Ranking of 25.55, Ranked in 84.62% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 16, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
T-26. Mounds View A, 52 Points, Average Ranking of 26.27, Ranked in 69.23% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 18, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
T-26. University Lab A, 52 Points, Average Ranking of 26.27, Ranked in 61.54% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
28. Lambert A, 49 Points, Average Ranking of 26.55, Ranked in 84.62% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 14, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
29. St. Louis Patriots A, 36 Points, Average Ranking of 27.73, Ranked in 53.85% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
30. Detroit Catholic Central A, 35 Points, Average Ranking of 27.82, Ranked in 53.85% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
Also receiving votes: High Tech A (31 points), Greenhill A (25), Barrington A (22), Mira Loma A (7), Langley A (4), Hunter B (2), Centennial A (0), Hotchkiss A (0), James Clemens A (0), Livingston A (0), Northmont A (0), Plano West A (0), Strake Jesuit A (0), Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech C (0), Westview A (0)

Full ballots and justifications can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TsSANKQHFqDrl3YltfF_qc3-Rg13x8hP6s9nnFmvOOU/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks so much for your support as always! We here at Groger Ranks are excited to see what this season has in store for us—stay tuned for some upcoming announcements!

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