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by Golran
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39975

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I just entered all the scoresheets I have for the lower division from HSNCT, and they are now at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/ . I seem to be missing all of the scoresheets for a single room in division 2, and one crossover scoresheet.
by Golran
Thu May 30, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Copied Definitions
Replies: 11
Views: 3482

Re: Copied Definitions

I would probably talk with the writer about how the questions were written, and discuss that this may be plagiarism. Quizbowl is such an activity that citations are rarely seen by the participants; only 1-2 out of the 10 or so people in the room actually see the citation when the question is first p...
by Golran
Thu May 30, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54078

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Matrix multiplication is covered on the SAT Subject test Math level II, so I don't think it's too outlandish for us to expect some of the brightest (remember, this was in a finals packet of a national championship) students in the country to know how to multiply matrices and be able to do it quickly...
by Golran
Sat May 25, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58800

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

I'm working in the stats room, and I'll post any really interesting scores that come my way.
by Golran
Wed May 22, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

They are... I'll fix that tomorrow...
by Golran
Tue May 21, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New Pre-HSNCT Rankings are now available in the dropbox at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j8vyl95g1cpch4j/Scores%20and%20Ranks%20May%2021.xlsx At this update, a total of 30,499 games have been played between 3,147 teams. What is special about this ranking set is how I've pruned some of the data. On shee...
by Golran
Mon May 13, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New ranks are now available in the dropbox at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dnqgpkia07zr5v/Scores%20and%20Ranks%20May%2013.xlsx Notable in the newest set of rankings: -The "zero" score for insufficient games (still need 12 games to be ranked) is now 426.0912. -Arcadia, once it connected to the rest of...
by Golran
Sun May 12, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Finally done with finals etc, I'll be updating this in the next couple of days... I've just got about 80-100 tournaments left to enter (I fell behind really badly), and I'd expect to have the update done by Tuesday night at the latest. In relation to Bellarmine being double listed, that will be fixe...
by Golran
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Script for pulling scores from SQBS files
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: Script for pulling scores from SQBS files

I've got some files as a .php that do just that, and also pull it off NAQT's. All my code (possibly including random homework assignment) for this project is now available at my public dropbox, in https://www.dropbox.com/home/QB%20Rank/Public%20Rankings/Ranking%20Code , in which use the page tournam...
by Golran
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56403

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

I would be willing to edit math and physics if you're interested, though I have zero editing experience and it would be quite a learning experience for me. If you'd prefer someone more experienced, I'd agree that that's a good thought, but I'll step up if nobody else wants to do it.
by Golran
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New ranks are now in the dropbox covering over 20,000 games between 2481 teams in 239 tournaments. The list is available in the dropbox as "Entered Tournaments.txt". Of note is Ladue jumping up to #1, and Texas teams occupying 4 of the top 7 spots. Biggest drop by a former top-10 was Ezell-Harding f...
by Golran
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's Doing CO?
Replies: 15
Views: 18680

Re: Who's Doing CO?

I'd like to contribute some mathematics and maybe a couple physics questions.
by Golran
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Other teams played games during that time, and as a result their ranks went up. Also, since you're not really connected to other regions, you'll be very volatile.
by Golran
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 17090

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

Prelim/Playoff split. If you click the individual player's name, you'll get their stats.
by Golran
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New ranks are up (link in first post), minimum games pushed up to 11 to try to force teams out of the ranked category if they've only played 1 tournament and therefore are not very connected to the rest of the country. (Cistercian, as a heads up, when the minimum was at 10 and I was looking at them,...
by Golran
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 17090

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

We are not planning on attending (and I have no idea how to cancel the registration)... I went on looking to see what the field was like, and I think I accidentally clicked register.
by Golran
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Frequency of Meetings
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Frequency of Meetings

My opinion is that nobody should be excluded from activities that wants to put in the effort and work that the activity deserves. For quizbowl especially since there's no AAU quizbowl, no rec leagues, no club/travel teams not associated with schools. In nearly any other competitive activity, there i...
by Golran
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 155243

Re: ProtoBowl

One thing you can do instead of creating endless ban filters is to integrate Protobowl with Facebook, so that people use their real names in the lobby and in games. That way, you remove their cover of anonymity and make them accountable for disgusting things that they say. I'm not really a fan of t...
by Golran
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30486

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen? I just inserted Bellarmine as my best guess of them since I knew they are...
by Golran
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30486

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

My stats have Cistercian at 19-8 for the year, with losses to Norman North B (OK) and Deer Creek A (OK), as well as St. Mark's B and St. Mark's C, pushing them down, despite their wins over LASA.
by Golran
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

New ranks are up at the dropbox, I'll probably be keeping current by updating every Friday.
by Golran
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

My recommendation would be to do a sort-by team name and look through for repeat names. There are some I'm not certain of, but I do see these in looking through the A's and B's. American Christian & American Christian Academy Bainbridge & Bainbridge Middle Belvidere & Belvidere North (?) Ben Frankl...
by Golran
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

mithokie wrote:Western Albemarle A (VA) is 30th and 65th. They are misspelled once with an extra "r" Albe"r"marle A

Also, Montgomery Blair A is 21st and 32nd; listed once as VA, once as MD. There is no Montgomery Blair HS in VA.
Fixed.
by Golran
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Making this change by just deleting all the single quotes.

Edit: And I went through and did it. Current set should reflect this, let me know if you see any more like that.
by Golran
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Now that we're in the spring semester, I should be able to keep up with these a bit more often. There have now been over 12,000 games of quizbowl played this year between a total of 1778 teams. The rating now does have some meaning-- the difference in two teams ratings is the expected score differen...
by Golran
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 30486

Re: Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

I should be getting my ranks in tonight.
by Golran
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ocean Science Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 5228

Re: Ocean Science Bowl

There's also National Science Bowl run by the Department of Energy (http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/) which is a almost single subject in the way that history is single subject. A lot of these teams are crossovers in the area I'm from, but the questions are not quite the greatest, and the format ...
by Golran
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Yes... I've got 5 finals in 5 days this week, so I'll be putting together an update next week once I've finished these finals.
by Golran
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2012-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 15148

Re: North Carolina 2012-2013

My guess is no, but I'll try to work on getting something going for later in the spring semester.
by Golran
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

The method it seems you're describing would be a random walker. What I've done is created a multigraph between the teams (nodes) where each game played is an edge weighted by the score differential. We then have an m by n matrix (B) of the game results, where m is the number of games and n is the nu...
by Golran
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

The number is a rating, a scale-able number that, the closer numbers are together, the closer they are. I've just kept it on a 0-100 scale, with a higher number being better, normalized so the worst team is a 0, and the best team is a 100. The ranking then becomes your order by rating.
by Golran
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

The file of scores I've been working with has gotten too big in order to upload to this site (limit 256 kB), so if anyone wants it, let me know. The highlights of the rankings to this point: -The Northeast has connected to the Mid-Atlantic, allowing Dorman to take over the highest ranked spot in our...
by Golran
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Just as an FYI, I'd expect meaningful results to start around when HFT posts their results since that tournament will connect the northeast to Texas, and I'd guess that by that point we'll be able to connect the northeast to Illinois through Northmont.
by Golran
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6538

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I'd be interested in playing via Skype. Is this an open type where I could be matched up with some teammates, or would I need other people from Duke to be teammates for it?
by Golran
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)

We have a number of laptops (at least 2, possibly more) that are available for use at the tournament and we'll have with us.
by Golran
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)
Replies: 34
Views: 20119

Re: UIUC ABT presents Earlybird (10/06/12)

Were all teams from Illinois?
by Golran
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XX at Princeton University (10/06/12)
Replies: 14
Views: 4944

Re: PHSAT XX at Princeton University (10/06/12)

Could I get the state that each team is from please?
by Golran
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)
Replies: 35
Views: 25495

Re: ANCHORMAN: Richard Montgomery Autumn Novice (10/6/12)

Could I get the states each team is from? Also, should I just be listing the "A" team from this tournament as the "C" team in the rankings and down from there since it was a novice tournament?
by Golran
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12
Replies: 40
Views: 15127

Re: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12

Duke should be sending at least 1 team.
by Golran
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)
Replies: 44
Views: 13190

Re: Seton Hall Prep Pirate Open (Sept. 29, 2012 - W. Orange, NJ)

From some of the discussion, I see that a bunch of teams were not at full strength. What letters should I be using for each of these teams in my rankings?
by Golran
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 15, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4968

Re: Ezell-Harding Academic Tournament - September 15, 2012

Or at least scores for every game so I can add it to my computer rankings? It seems like this is a very diverse field, and can do wonders for connecting the nation.
by Golran
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18197

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Looking over my current data, it's nonsensical to publish anything yet. Expect my first rank to come out around the same time as the first BCS ranking.
by Golran
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Tournament (9/22/2012)
Replies: 14
Views: 6478

Re: MIT Fall Tournament (9/22/2012)

What state are each of the teams from?
by Golran
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Eagle Bowl on 9/22/2012 - Raleigh, NC
Replies: 9
Views: 3722

Re: Golden Eagle Bowl on 9/22/2012 - Raleigh, NC

Were all teams from North Carolina?
by Golran
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ransom Everglades Tournament (09/15/12) - Miami, FL
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Ransom Everglades Tournament (09/15/12) - Miami, FL

Were all teams in attendance from Florida?
by Golran
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William Rufus King Invitational at Alabama (9/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: William Rufus King Invitational at Alabama (9/15)

Were all teams with the exception of St. Andrews from Alabama?
by Golran
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT SE Mirror (10-6-12) Athens GA
Replies: 59
Views: 14786

Re: SE Mirror of IL Novice (10-6-12) Athens GA

Due to a closer mirror at Maryland materializing, Duke is no longer interested in this site.
by Golran
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/13/12)

Duke will likely be there with 2-3 teams.