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2013-14 Mid-Season High School Poll

Now that we have reached pretty much everyone’s winter break, it is time for the Mid-Season High School Poll!

Send to me your top 25 high school teams in order, 1 to 25. Teams will get 25 points for a 1st place vote, 24 for 2nd, and so on.

Email them to me at [email protected], and please include “hsquizbowl Top 25” in the subject line of your email. I have started to accept ballots and will accept ballots until the end of Wednesday, January 8th.

Ballots that are bad will be reviewed and possibly rejected; if I have enough time, I’ll prompt you for reasoning and what not.

Remember that the poll is intended for a general ranking of how good teams are. You should consider the team’s best possible performance, as if all players who have shown up this year were available for play. B teams and the like are eligible to be ranked.

2011-12 High School Mid-Season Poll

Congratulations to the “A” team from Hunter College High School (New York, New York) for finishing first in the 2011-12 Mid-Season Poll.  Hunter captured 12 of 15 first place votes, with two of the remaining three going to Centennial High School (Roswell, Georgia) and the remaining vote going to Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, California).  Auburn High School (Rockford, Illinois) and the Illinois Math and Science Academy (Aurora, Illinois) rounded out the top five. Continue reading 2011-12 High School Mid-Season Poll

RESULTS: 2010 Collegiate Post-Season Poll

Congratulations to ACF Nationals Champion Stanford University for their first place finish in the 2009-2010 Post-Season Collegiate Poll, after receiving four out of a possible nine first place votes. In second place, also with four first place votes was the University of Minnesota. Third place was taken by Chicago A. The remaining first place vote was taken by ICT Champion Harvard University. Overall, thirty-seven teams received votes off of nine ballots.

Continue reading RESULTS: 2010 Collegiate Post-Season Poll

RESULTS: 2010 Late Season/Pre-Nationals Poll

Congratulations to the University of Minnesota for their first place finish in the 2009-2010 Late-Season Collegiate Poll, after receiving six out of a possible thirteen first place votes. In second place, with three first place votes was the University of Chicago. Third place was taken by Brown A, with two  first place votes. The remaining two first place votes were taken by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Overall, forty teams received votes off of thirteen ballots. Continue reading RESULTS: 2010 Late Season/Pre-Nationals Poll

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2010 Late Season Collegiate Poll

With the completion of ACF Regionals and NAQT Sectionals, it is now time for the 2010 Late Season Collegiate* Poll.

* “Collegiate” refers to the level of play and difficulty of tournaments to consider, not that the poll is exclusive to teams from colleges. If you believe a high school team is good enough to be ranked here, rank them.

Send to me your top 25 in order, 1 to 25. Teams will get 25 points for a 1st place vote, 24 for 2nd, and so on.

Email them to me at [email protected], and please include “hsquizbowl Top 25” in the subject line of your email. I have started to accept ballots and will accept ballots until the end of next Tuesday, March 9th.

Ballots that are bad will be reviewed and possibly rejected; if I have enough time, I’ll prompt you for reasoning and what not.

Remember that the poll is intended for a general ranking of how good teams are. You should consider the team’s best possible performance, as if all players who have shown up this year were available for play. B teams and the like are eligible to be ranked.

2010 High School Mid-Season Poll Results!

Congratulations to State College Area High School (State College, Pennsylvania) for finishing first in the 2009-10 mid-season high school quiz bowl poll. With 18 ballots received, State College  received the first place vote on 17.5 of them. Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies’ A team (Richmond, Virginia) finished second and received the other half- first place vote. Southside High School (Greenville, South Carolina),Paul M. Dorman High School’s A team (Roebuck, South Carolina), and  Georgetown Day School’s A Team (Washington, DC) round out the top five. Congratulations to these teams and to all 48 teams that received votes. Complete results are after the jump. Continue reading 2010 High School Mid-Season Poll Results!

RESULTS: Mid-Season College Poll

Congratulations to the University of Chicago for their first place finish in the 2009-2010 mid-season poll, after receiving nine out of a possible twenty first place votes. In second place, with four first place votes was the University of Minnesota. Third place was taken by Brown A, powered by their seven  first place votes. Overall, fifty teams received votes off of twenty ballots.

Continue reading RESULTS: Mid-Season College Poll

College Mid-Season Poll Announcement

As the new College Poll Coordinator, it is my pleasure to announce the 2009 college mid-season top 25 poll. To vote simply email me a list of what you consider to be the top 25 college teams in the country. B teams and high school teams will be allowed within reason.

Polls will be open until 10 PM EST on Tuesday, December 1st.
Polls should be in my email at [email protected] by 10 PM EST on the 1st. If your ballot isn’t there then, it will not be included.

I reserve the right to throw out any ridiculous or gimmick ballots determined as such by my discretion. You will be notified of said rejection and offered the opportunity to resubmit a ballot before the deadline.