2020 Overall 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 overall rankings below are accompanied by companion NAQT-Only 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.

1Arcadia A (CA)114.77LIT
2Montgomery Blair A (MD)113.65STASH
3Solon A (OH)113.56MCMT
4Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B (VA)112.47LIT
5St. Mark’s School of Texas A (TX)108.54STASH
6Richard Montgomery A (MD)108.33STASH
7Beavercreek A (OH)108.22LONE STAR
8Hunter A (NY)107.85LONE STAR
9Georgetown Day A (DC)107.42LIT
10University Lab A (IL)106.75LIT
11Westview A (CA)106.03IKEA
12Detroit Country Day A (MI)105.45MCMT
13Chattahoochee A (GA)104.97RAFT
14Wayzata A (MN)104.43LIT
15Stanton College Prep B (FL)104.40MCMT
16Greenhill A (TX)103.37STASH
17Lambert A (GA)102.17IS-199
18Adlai E. Stevenson A (IL)101.62IKEA
19Stanford Online A (CA)100.83IS-197
20East Chapel Hill A (NC)100.71LIT
21Kinkaid A (TX)100.36LONE STAR
22Ladue A (MO)99.86IS-195
23Barrington A (IL)98.41LIT
24TAG Magnet A (TX)98.26IS-195
25Phillips Academy A (MA)98.16MCMT
26Mira Loma A (CA)97.95LONE STAR
27Russell A (KY)97.07Scottie
28High Tech A (NJ)96.85LONE STAR
29Phillips Exeter A (NH)95.54IS-197
30Raffles A (SG)94.96IS-195
31Hunter B (NY)94.82IS-197
32Belmont A (MA)94.52LONE STAR
33Buffalo Grove A (IL)94.38RAFT
34Saratoga A (CA)94.31LONE STAR
35Cinco Ranch A (TX)94.08STASH
36Woodford County A (KY)94.00Scottie
37Santa Monica A (CA)93.86RAFT
38Del Norte A (CA)93.84RAFT
39Detroit Country Day B (MI)93.51CATT
40Great Valley A (PA)93.44Prison Bowl
41Strake Jesuit A (TX)92.66LIT
42Chattahoochee B (GA)92.29LONE STAR
43Miami Valley A (OH)92.05Scottie
44Hotchkiss A (CT)91.62Prison Bowl
45duPont Manual A (KY)90.55IS-195
46Centennial A (MD)90.28IS-197
47Carmel A (IN)89.80MCMT
48Ridgewood A (NJ)89.21LONE STAR
49Detroit Catholic Central A (MI)87.78MCMT
50Mounds View A (MN)87.62LIT
51William Fremd A (IL)87.58RAFT
52Livingston A (NJ)87.06Prison Bowl
53East Brunswick B (NJ)87.00Prison Bowl
54IMSA A (IL)86.77IKEA
55Choate Rosemary Hall A (CT)86.71LONE STAR
56Dunbar A (KY)86.07MCMT
57Homestead A (CA)85.96LONE STAR
58North Carolina Science and Math A (NC)85.96IS-199
59Lowell A (CA)85.95IS-197
60Irvington A (CA)85.09IS-197
61Carl Sandburg A (IL)84.64RAFT
62Mission San Jose B (CA)84.45IS-197
63Manheim Township A (PA)84.17IS-197
64Maggie Walker Governor’s School B (VA)83.80IS-195
65Baker A (AL)83.31CATT
66Hoover A (AL)83.18CATT
67Caddo Magnet A (LA)82.98IS-195
68Archbishop Mitty B (CA)82.90LONE STAR
69Wayzata C (MN)82.57IS-195
70Raymore-Peculiar A (MO)82.44IS-199
71Boulder A (CO)82.26LONE STAR
72BASIS Silicon Valley A (CA)81.99LONE STAR
73Eden Prairie A (MN)81.84IS-195
74Rockford Auburn A (IL)81.24RAFT
75John P. Stevens A (NJ)80.88IS-199
76Adlai E. Stevenson B (IL)80.53RAFT
77Maggie Walker Governor’s School A (VA)80.18IS-195
78LASA A (TX)79.95IS-195
79Grady A (GA)79.92CATT
80St. Joseph Central A (MO)79.71IS-199
81Bellarmine College Prep A (CA)79.69IS-197
82Northmont A (OH)79.51IS-197
83Mission San Jose C (CA)79.50IS-197
84Tanglin Trust B (SG)79.30IS-195
85Baton Rouge Episcopal A (LA)79.12IS-195
86Wayzata B (MN)79.10IS-195
87Winston Churchill A (MD)78.75STASH
88Merrol Hyde A (TN)78.56Scottie
89Freeman A (VA)78.34IS-195
90East Brunswick A (NJ)78.22Prison Bowl
91Solon B (OH)78.15MCMT
92BASIS McLean A (VA)78.07IS-195
93Thomas Jefferson Classical A (NC)77.84IS-199
94Barrington B (IL)77.81RAFT
95Washington A (CA)77.68LONE STAR
96Acton-Boxborough A (MA)77.44IS-197
97Troy A (MI)77.07MCMT
98Monta Vista A (CA)76.98IS-197
99Bellarmine A (CA)76.88LONE STAR
100Coppell A (TX)76.77IS-197
101Stanton College Prep C (FL)76.76RAFT
102Stanton College Prep A (FL)76.61RAFT
103Archbishop Mitty A (CA)76.31LIT
104Chattahoochee C (GA)76.25RAFT
105Lexington A (MA)76.07LONE STAR
106Ithaca A (NY)76.04LONE STAR
107Wayzata D (MN)75.77IS-195
108St. Margaret’s Episcopal A (CA)75.45RAFT
109Millburn A (NJ)75.18Prison Bowl
110Santa Monica B (CA)75.11RAFT
111Plano West A (TX)74.77RAFT
112Norfolk Academic Guild A (VA)74.73RAFT
113College Heights Christian A (MO)74.54IS-195
114Darien A (CT)74.41LONE STAR
115Harker A (CA)74.24LONE STAR
116Herberger A (AZ)74.07IS-195
117Paideia A (GA)73.88IS-195
118St. Joseph A (IN)73.80RAFT
119Central Hardin A (KY)73.63IS-195
120Folsom A (CA)73.61IS-197
121IMSA B (IL)73.58RAFT
122Westview B (CA)73.19LIT
123Baton Rouge Episcopal B (LA)73.03IS-195
124James E. Taylor A (TX)72.84IS-195
125Westview A (OR)72.77IS-195
126Canyon Crest A (CA)72.77LONE STAR
127Carnegie Vanguard A (TX)72.74IS-195
128Bergen Tech-Teterboro A (NJ)72.64IS-195
129Beavercreek B (OH)72.46LONE STAR
130Cistercian A (TX)72.41IS-197
131Wilmington Charter A (DE)72.26IS-195
132Hamilton A (AZ)72.18IS-195
133Great Neck South A (NY)71.88IS-195
134Hinsdale Central A (IL)71.52RAFT
135Singapore American A (SG)71.27IS-195
136Harker B (CA)70.94IS-197
137St. John’s A (TX)70.90IS-195
138Bellarmine B (CA)70.82LONE STAR
139Marlboro A (NJ)70.80IS-197
140Carmel B (IN)70.77MCMT
141California A (CA)70.72LONE STAR
142Adlai E. Stevenson C (IL)70.70RAFT
143Cinco Ranch B (TX)70.69IS-195
144Langley A (VA)70.49IS-197
145St. Mark’s School of Texas B (TX)70.43IS-197
146Detroit Catholic Central B (MI)70.38STASH
147Glasgow A (KY)70.21IS-195
148Hempfield A (PA)70.17IS-197
149Amador Valley A (CA)70.17IS-197
150Norman North A (OK)70.01IS-197
151Walt Whitman A (MD)70.00IS-197
152BASIS Ahwatukee A (AZ)69.42IS-195
153Wakeland A (TX)69.10IS-197
154Advanced Math & Science A (MA)69.10IS-197
155Naperville North A (IL)69.09RAFT
156LASA B (TX)69.09IS-195
157Strake Jesuit B (TX)69.00IS-195
158Longfellow Middle A (VA)68.96IS-195
159Kickapoo A (MO)68.96IS-195
160Haynes Academy A (LA)68.57IS-197
161Wayzata E (MN)68.47IS-195
162Roeper A (MI)68.47IS-195
163Rockford Auburn B (IL)68.44RAFT
164Okemos A (MI)68.44MCMT
165Downingtown East A (PA)68.41IS-197
166Early College at Guilford A (NC)68.36IS-195
167Sparkman A (AL)68.29Scottie
168Davis A (CA)68.20LONE STAR
169Troy B (MI)68.12MCMT
170Russellville A (AR)67.92LONE STAR
171Tesla STEM A (WA)67.91IS-195
172Johns Creek A (GA)67.65RAFT
173Cookeville A (TN)67.55Scottie
174Seven Lakes A (TX)67.53IS-195
175St. Francis A (CA)67.50IS-197
176Bellaire A (TX)67.34IS-195
177Moravian Academy A (PA)67.07IS-197
178Campbell County B (KY)67.04Scottie
179Spring Valley A (SC)66.99IS-199
180Kinkaid B (TX)66.88IS-197
181State College A (PA)66.77IS-197
182Saratoga B (CA)66.55IS-197
183Southside A (SC)66.30MCMT
184Raffles B (SG)66.19IS-195
185Lusher A (LA)66.07IS-195
186Dublin A (CA)65.85IS-197
187Dutch Fork A (SC)65.81IS-199
188Cistercian B (TX)65.61IS-197
189High Tech B (NJ)65.48Prison Bowl
190Rio Americano A (CA)65.45IS-197
191Jesuit A (LA)65.34IS-195
192Detroit Catholic Central C (MI)65.31MCMT
193Centennial B (MD)65.19IS-197
194Henderson County A (KY)64.99IS-195
195Boyd County A (KY)64.71Scottie
196Copley A (OH)64.65MCMT
197Northview A (GA)64.63CATT
198Tompkins A (TX)64.61IS-197
199Miami Valley B (OH)64.50Scottie
200Eden Prairie B (MN)64.33IS-195
201Richard Montgomery B (MD)64.24IS-195
202University Lab B (IL)64.21RAFT
203Plano East A (TX)64.01LONE STAR
204Grissom A (AL)63.96IS-197
205DeWitt A (MI)63.71Scottie
206Houston Memorial A (TX)63.56IS-197
207Bishop Ludden A (NY)63.39IS-197
208Olentangy Berlin A (OH)63.21IS-197
209Daviess County A (KY)62.94Scottie
210Irvington B (CA)62.91IS-197
211Irondale A (MN)62.88SATURNALIA
212Oxford A (PA)62.85IS-197
213Gunderson A (CA)62.53IS-197
214Jamestown A (VA)62.53IS-197
215Lambert B (GA)62.40CATT
216Strake Jesuit C (TX)62.30IS-197
217Mountain View A (VA)62.27IS-199
218Mt. Everest A (CA)62.13LONE STAR
219U of Toronto Schools A (ON)62.09CATT
220Cedar Crest A (PA)62.09IS-197
221Evergreen Valley A (CA)61.92IS-197
222Del Norte B (CA)61.86RAFT
223Vista Del Lago A (CA)61.85IS-199
224Great Valley B (PA)61.84IS-197
225St. Dominic Savio A (TX)61.83IS-197
226Texas Math and Science A (TX)61.74IS-197
227Hunter C (NY)61.63LONE STAR
228Dunbar B (KY)61.59LONE STAR
229North Kansas City A (MO)61.44IS-195
230Dunbar C (KY)61.16LONE STAR
231St. Francis B (CA)60.98IS-197
232Paul Blazer A (KY)60.92Scottie
233Cave Spring A (VA)60.89IS-195
234John P. Stevens B (NJ)60.80IS-197
235Latin School A (IL)60.78RAFT
236Lambert C (GA)60.72IS-199
237Wilton A (CT)60.64LONE STAR
238Lexington B (MA)60.47LONE STAR
239Ransom Everglades A (FL)60.28CATT
240Gunn A (CA)60.21IS-197
241Episcopal-Acadiana A (LA)60.04IS-195
242Jasper A (TX)59.68RAFT
243Southside B (SC)59.61MCMT
244W. T. Woodson A (VA)59.60RAFT
245Cranbrook Kingswood A (MI)59.55MCMT
246White Station A (TN)59.51CATT
247Ladue B (MO)59.30IS-199
248Benjamin Logan A (OH)59.22MCMT
249California B (CA)59.05LONE STAR
250Williamsville A (IL)58.97RAFT

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