2020 NAQT-Only Midseason Rankings

Usually the filler words before the rankings are just that. Filler. Today, however, we want to update you about two big events that have rocked the high school quizbowl community before we proceed with our normal rankings. Please read all of this.

Over the past week, a player from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology was finally called out for his history of racist, sexist, and transphobic conduct. He has since rightly been removed from the team, by our understanding, but this move came far too late as many others, both within his team and from other teams across the nation, knew of his conduct but never called him out on it or took any disciplinary actions until now.

Additionally, a player from Mission San Jose High School has been removed from the community for sexual harassment he had inflicted on a player from another school two years ago and for his repeated gaslighting and denial to protect himself from consequences. Once again, there were people aware of the nature of his conduct who chose not to report him or confront him—people who could have stepped in, but did not.

The quizbowl community is what we make of it. For us at Groger Ranks, the community has provided us great friendships and a way to reward our love of learning. However, there is a darker side to this community created by a toxic culture that perpetuates misogyny and other destructive attitudes that make this community a far less welcoming place. If we want to save this community, we must take it upon ourselves to not only not be the people perpetrating misconduct, but to commit ourselves to calling out actions in the moment and reporting them as soon as we become aware, all along striving to foster a more welcoming community for everyone. To stand by the sidelines is to remain culpable. A misconduct reporting form run by members of the main quizbowl organizations such as PACE and ACF can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/qbmisconduct

If you have concerns about inappropriate behavior from a player, a coach, a parent, or a member of the tournament staff, we would like to know about them. This form can be used by anyone, whether a member of the quizbowl community or not, to report an incident of misconduct.

from the Misconduct Reporting Form, more information at https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=297&t=24183

In these rankings you will notice that Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A and Mission San Jose A are no longer present. When the teams play future tournaments without the aforementioned players, their new results will be counted. Any tournaments with those players, however, will continue to be ignored by our rankings. We recognize the unfortunate power that rankings can have in creating cult-like worship of top teams and players, causing some to further ignore their inappropriate behavior—we cannot legitimize these players anymore.

Now that we have given you this important message, we can in good conscience present our rankings. As usual, our NAQT-Only rankings below are accompanied by companion overall and mACF-Only rankings. We appreciate your continued support of Groger Ranks during this difficult season and sincerely hope that each and every one of you will do your part to make the quizbowl community a better place. Happy holidays, and enjoy your midseason rankings.

1Lambert A (GA)106.18IS-199
2Hunter A (NY)104.48IS-197
3Richard Montgomery A (MD)104.02IS-195
4Beavercreek A (OH)103.65IS-195
5St. Mark’s School of Texas A (TX)101.71IS-197
6Ladue A (MO)101.43IS-195
7Stanford Online A (CA)100.90IS-197
8Wayzata A (MN)99.49IS-195
9TAG Magnet A (TX)99.26IS-195
10Greenhill A (TX)96.33IS-197
11Phillips Exeter A (NH)95.48IS-197
12Georgetown Day A (DC)95.47IS-195
13Hunter B (NY)95.42IS-197
14Chattahoochee A (GA)95.39IS-195
15Russell A (KY)94.98IS-195
16Raffles A (SG)94.96IS-195
17Mira Loma A (CA)94.33IS-197
18High Tech A (NJ)93.83IS-195
19Great Valley A (PA)92.52IS-197
20Centennial A (MD)91.29IS-197
21duPont Manual A (KY)91.24IS-195
22Strake Jesuit A (TX)91.05IS-195
23Saratoga A (CA)90.00IS-197
24Belmont A (MA)88.93IS-197
25Woodford County A (KY)88.52IS-195
26Livingston A (NJ)87.70IS-197
27Manheim Township A (PA)86.74IS-197
28Lowell A (CA)86.62IS-197
29North Carolina Science and Math A (NC)86.33IS-199
30Irvington A (CA)85.72IS-197
31John P. Stevens A (NJ)85.10IS-199
32Caddo Magnet A (LA)84.78IS-195
33Detroit Catholic Central A (MI)84.71IS-197
34Raymore-Peculiar A (MO)84.16IS-199
35Mission San Jose B (CA)84.07IS-197
36Maggie Walker Governor’s School B (VA)83.80IS-195
37Wayzata C (MN)82.57IS-195
38Eden Prairie A (MN)81.84IS-195
39Maggie Walker Governor’s School A (VA)81.78IS-195
40St. Joseph Central A (MO)80.65IS-199
41Freeman A (VA)80.42IS-195
42LASA A (TX)80.39IS-195
43Homestead A (CA)80.33IS-197
44Northmont A (OH)79.79IS-197
45Bellarmine College Prep A (CA)79.31IS-197
46Tanglin Trust B (SG)79.30IS-195
47Baton Rouge Episcopal A (LA)79.12IS-195
48Mission San Jose C (CA)79.12IS-197
49Wayzata B (MN)79.10IS-195
50Paideia A (GA)79.05IS-195
51Monta Vista A (CA)78.88IS-197
52Chattahoochee B (GA)78.82IS-195
53Thomas Jefferson Classical A (NC)78.54IS-199
54BASIS McLean A (VA)77.94IS-195
55Winston Churchill A (MD)77.88IS-195
56Archbishop Mitty B (CA)77.20IS-197
57Acton-Boxborough A (MA)77.05IS-197
58Washington A (CA)76.50IS-197
59Coppell A (TX)76.50IS-197
60Bergen Tech-Teterboro A (NJ)76.04IS-195
61Wayzata D (MN)75.77IS-195
62Central Hardin A (KY)75.04IS-195
63Archbishop Mitty A (CA)74.99IS-197
64Glasgow A (KY)74.89IS-195
65College Heights Christian A (MO)74.82IS-195
66Wilmington Charter A (DE)74.65IS-195
67Norman North A (OK)74.28IS-197
68Herberger A (AZ)74.07IS-195
69Folsom A (CA)73.21IS-197
70Baton Rouge Episcopal B (LA)73.03IS-195
71Millburn A (NJ)72.86IS-195
72James E. Taylor A (TX)72.84IS-195
73Westview A (OR)72.77IS-195
74Carnegie Vanguard A (TX)72.61IS-195
75Norfolk Academic Guild A (VA)72.48IS-197
76Amador Valley A (CA)72.35IS-197
77Hamilton A (AZ)72.18IS-195
78Cistercian A (TX)72.14IS-197
79Great Neck South A (NY)71.88IS-195
80St. Francis A (CA)71.48IS-197
81Singapore American A (SG)71.27IS-195
82St. John’s A (TX)70.77IS-195
83Cinco Ranch B (TX)70.69IS-195
84Harker B (CA)70.61IS-197
85Marlboro A (NJ)70.38IS-197
86Chattahoochee C (GA)70.26IS-195
87St. Mark’s School of Texas B (TX)70.26IS-197
88Langley A (VA)70.23IS-197
89BASIS Silicon Valley A (CA)70.16IS-197
90Troy A (MI)70.15IS-195
91Strake Jesuit B (TX)70.03IS-195
92Hempfield A (PA)69.77IS-197
93Walt Whitman A (MD)69.61IS-197
94BASIS Ahwatukee A (AZ)69.42IS-195
95Roeper A (MI)69.14IS-195
96LASA B (TX)69.09IS-195
97Beavercreek B (OH)69.06IS-195
98Longfellow Middle A (VA)68.96IS-195
99Kickapoo A (MO)68.96IS-195
100Wakeland A (TX)68.85IS-197

Here are the NAQT-Only adjustments, with IS-195 as the baseline.

SetP/G Adj.Rescaled P/GPPB Adj.TeamsP/G LinksPPB Links

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