2020-21 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.

After a short delay, we at Groger Ranks are pleased to announce the results of our third annual midseason poll of the high school quizbowl circuit. We have attached 17 ballots used to make these ranking below, as well as the justifications used by the voters. 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.

The 2020-21 HSQB Midseason Poll results are brought to you by our subscribers on Patreon, namely:

Todd Garrison


Nick Pruitt


Kaili Fan


Goma Srinivasan


Fred Morlan


Sindhu Nair


Vikshar Athreya

Without further ado, here are the results:

1. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech A, 12 First Place Votes, 442 Points, Average Ranking of 1.53, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
2. Arcadia A, 2 First Place Votes, 430 Points, Average Ranking of 2.33, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 4
3. Montgomery Blair A, 1 First Place Vote, 420 Points, Average Ranking of 3, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 8
4. Richard Montgomery A, 401 Points, Average Ranking of 4.27, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 2, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
5. Hunter A, 2 First Place Votes, 388 Points, Average Ranking of 5.13, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 1, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 8
6. St. Mark’s School of Texas A, 379 Points, Average Ranking of 5.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 9
7. Beavercreek A, 349 Points, Average Ranking of 7.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 18
8. Solon A, 334 Points, Average Ranking of 8.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 5, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 16
9. Georgetown Day A, 308 Points, Average Ranking of 10.47, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 21
10. Stanford Online A, 294 Points, Average Ranking of 11.4, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 19
11. University Lab A, 283 Points, Average Ranking of 12.13, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 19
12. Greenhill A, 274 Points, Average Ranking of 12.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 7, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 20
13. Stanton College Prep B, 272 Points, Average Ranking of 12.87, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 9, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 25
14. Detroit Country Day A, 266 Points, Average Ranking of 13.27, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 8, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
15. Chattahoochee A, 259 Points, Average Ranking of 13.73, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 6, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 18
16. TAG Magnet A, 239 Points, Average Ranking of 15.07, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 4, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 26
17. Adlai E. Stevenson A, 206 Points, Average Ranking of 17.27, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 11, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 23
18. Lambert A, 200 Points, Average Ranking of 17.67, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 28
19. Wayzata A, 193 Points, Average Ranking of 18.13, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 12, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 28
20. Phillips Academy A, 142 Points, Average Ranking of 21.53, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 14, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
21. Westview A, 134 Points, Average Ranking of 22.07, Ranked in 82.35% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 12, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
22. Ladue A, 114 Points, Average Ranking of 23.4, Ranked in 100% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): 29
23. Kinkaid A, 109 Points, Average Ranking of 23.73, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 18, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
24. Belmont A, 96 Points, Average Ranking of 24.6, Ranked in 76.47% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
25. Barrington A, 95 Points, Average Ranking of 24.67, Ranked in 82.35% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 13, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
26. Mira Loma A, 90 Points, Average Ranking of 25, Ranked in 94.12% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
27. High Tech A, 64 Points, Average Ranking of 26.73, Ranked in 88.24% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
28. East Chapel Hill A, 52 Points, Average Ranking of 27.53, Ranked in 64.71% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 17, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
29. Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech B, 37 Points, Average Ranking of 28.53, Ranked in 41.18% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 15, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
30. Buffalo Grove A, 31 Points, Average Ranking of 28.93, Ranked in 64.71% of ballots, Highest Vote (Dropped): 20, Lowest Vote (Dropped): Unranked
Also receiving votes: Hunter B (23 points), Great Valley A (13), Detroit Country Day B (9), Russell A (9), Saratoga A (8), Raffles A (4), Chattahoochee B (3), Detroit Catholic Central A (2), duPont Manual A (0), East Brunswick A (0), Mounds View A (0), Phillips Exeter A (0)

The link to all the ballots and justification can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xqt5jiYhlZSFX_YQP-Y4X4Dp6ktmZRwj0rXwWs6TFtI/edit#gid=1933001300

Thank you everyone for your continued support of Groger Ranks, and we will be back soon with our next set of rankings!

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