Preseason Poll

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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:30 pm

bradleykirksey wrote:
NickConderWKU wrote:EDIT: I guess I can take this chance to say that the voters lack of faith in my team is a great motivation tactic, and I'll be sad to lose such a tactic at later points in the season!
I wouldn't worry about it. Everyone can rank UCF and WKU dead last and it won't matter if we keep on winning. This isn't college football, and as long win it couldn't possibly matter less what people in the Pacific Northwest have heard about you, no matter how many ballots they send in. It's just another example of a silly activity that some people are putting too much stock in.
yes, some people are putting too much stock in things
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:14 pm

Woah, woah, that's an awfully high ranking for Maryland B! You guys do know I don't go there anymore, right? Next time, consider voting for a team that did not play any DI nationals last year.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Matthew Jackson wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:I could run an IRC discussion anytime this month, but I'd prefer to do it sooner. Would people be available this Saturday or Sunday at 8PM?
Is this definitely happening tonight at 8 PM EST? If so, I should be able to draw on it and get the season preview post up Monday or Tuesday.

These discussions tend to drag. I suggest spending no more than THREE minutes per team to start and gradually increasing that a TINY BIT as you go from team 25 to team 1.
Will Alston didn't show up, but this is happening nonetheless in the #quizbowl IRC channel, with Mike Cheyne hosting.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Windows ME » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:18 pm

Matthew Jackson wrote: Will Alston didn't show up, but this is happening nonetheless in the #quizbowl IRC channel, with Mike Cheyne hosting.
To be fair neither did his teammates.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:30 pm

Partido Galeguista wrote:
Matthew Jackson wrote: Will Alston didn't show up, but this is happening nonetheless in the #quizbowl IRC channel, with Mike Cheyne hosting.
To be fair neither did his teammates.
Or my hypothetical teammates, as people seem to conceive them.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:24 pm

Guys, the real reason that quizbowl is becoming a mockery of its former self is because so many people appear to care about a preseason rating. Save that behavior for high school coaches.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:34 pm

The writeup/preview is now viewable on the HSQuizbowl front page. Keep in mind that it doesn't officially anything anything.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Cheynem » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:46 pm

I found Nick Conder's missing ballot in my spam folder and updated the original results. A few placements were changed.
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Re: Preseason Poll

Post by Ras superfamily » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:45 pm

Matt's (and Dan's?) writeup was really detailed, organized, and entertaining to read. Thanks for doing that!
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