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by Chromica
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: To expand or not to expand?
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: To expand or not to expand?

Hey, welcome to the forums! With regards to your question, it depends on what else you like. If history truly is your only passion, I'd recommend sticking with it and becoming a skilled specialist, because you'll find it much harder to learn other categories for quizbowl if you aren't really into it...
by Chromica
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 11374

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I will be posting my own Small-School exclusive thoughts on the upcoming season in a soon-to-be-published thread... On another note, I've got a list of 22 Public and 18 Open division schools that I'll probably pare down to 15 and 10, respectively, to give a closer look to, and perhaps make predicti...
by Chromica
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 11374

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I've procrastinated long enough on the rankings I said I'd do, so for those who are waiting on that, I apologize, so here's something in the meantime. This is the list of schools I got, so feel free to debate on who you think would win, who's the dark horse, etc. If I can hammer it out in the next 2...
by Chromica
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 13223

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

While I personally voted for ACF having powers at every level, that was with the unspoken assumption that they're done consistently, an issue that has been raised by more than one person already in this thread alone, not even mentioning the initial thread that started this. I don't feel particularly...
by Chromica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 11374

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I think Hallsville is more than just a VSS contender. They are a legit choice to possibly win it all. A superstar and experience go a long way at Nationals. While I personally consider Hallsville a very likely Top 4 contender, I am not pegging them as likely champions, primarily because while they ...
by Chromica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 11374

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

You all would be wise not to forget Raceland-Worthington.

Edit: Phrasing
by Chromica
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 11374

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

I predict West Point with a top 10 finish. Considering that they kept 70% of their scoring from last year, and that they've put up some pretty good numbers at tournaments this year, I'd say that's quite probable. However, there are a lot of good schools in both divisions, so while I don't think Wes...
by Chromica
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 NASAT Predictions
Replies: 3
Views: 3729

Re: 2018 NASAT Predictions

While I can't comment on other states, I can point out that Pennsylvania retains a very large portion of scoring (only one graduating player), and between Alex Schmidt being as good as ever and a whole crop of very talented players coming around this year/returning from last year, I have the sense t...
by Chromica
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SCP Foundation Tournament?
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: SCP Foundation Tournament?

I might be interested in contributing to this.
by Chromica
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!
Replies: 7
Views: 6857

Re: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!

I will be posting my own Small-School exclusive thoughts on the upcoming season in a soon-to-be-published thread, which I hope will start some discussion, though I still encourage active discussion here.
by Chromica
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45847

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

AKKOLADE wrote:For the record, the NSC adjustment is not finalized (and is actually just the HSNCT adjustment for now).
What was the adjustment for this year's SSNCT?
by Chromica
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 26604

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

On our way to the 2016 NASAT at the University of Kentucky, we (The Pennsylvania teams) had rented a van to drive to the site. The van had been traveling a good while before it picked me and my father up near Harrisburg. At that point it was carrying 6 students and 3 parents, but since it was a larg...
by Chromica
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

As noted elsewhere, I take a look at the Charter & Private Schools division of the NAQT SSNCT. https://hsqbrank.com/2017/04/26/naqt-small-school-national-championship-tournament-projection-charter-private-schools/ This is very interesting. Are you planning on doing something similar for the Traditi...
by Chromica
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6787

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

Thanks for hosting this poll! It was a pleasure to participate.

Anyways, as much as I'd love to see the names of people with their ballots, I can understand the desire to keep them anonymous. Granted, there are no perfect rankings, but one or two specific rankings that struck me as out-of-place.
by Chromica
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

While you are certainly free to have as much fun as you like (in fact I encourage relaxing at least a bit to avoid stress), if my past three years has taught me anything, it's to not let your mind wander (for too long) at a tournament, especially not at SSNCT (unless you get a really sick power on R...
by Chromica
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

We leave early Friday morning, so we won't have much time to look around, sadly. I heard the weather is supposed to be bad this weekend, so I'm not sure how much looking around people will want to do. At least on foot. But yeah, Nationals is the only thing dragging me through this week. Really looki...
by Chromica
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6787

Re: Small-School Pre-Nats Poll

Question: Are there any major scools that could feasibly comprise the Top 10 not going to either division? I don't believe any major Traditional Public Division schools have opted not to go (correct me if I'm wrong), but for the C/P Division, are there any schools other than LVA that are not going?
by Chromica
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

I was wondering, given that the Traditional Public field is full, and the same nearly goes for the C/P division, what are the criteria for the expansion of the field. While I think it's pretty unlikely at this point, I just was curious given how there seems to be no such indicator for the small scho...
by Chromica
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Hallsville is def the best small school in Missouri, and maybe we trail slightly behind them. Sam rarely negs - he is gonna be very dangerous to other perhaps stronger teams at nats. Hallsville is an interesting case. They're stronger than I expected them to be, and you can bet they'll make a stron...
by Chromica
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Is it a common thing to arrive before Friday? We are arriving earlier this year but I know last year we didn't get there until very late Friday night. I know that Camp Hill usually only arrives mid-late Friday, so it's certainly not an uncommon scenario. Haven't heard much about Private/Charter Div...
by Chromica
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

A history of this thread so far:

1. Beginning

2. Brief, quality discussion is had.

3. ded

4. Resurrected kinda

5. Hijacked by pizza

6. ded

*sigh*

Can't say I expected much better.
by Chromica
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Question, Jonah. How often have schools with prior/no enrollment information been checked/updated? I'm just curious regarding Camp Hill's status as a Very Small School (if you remember, I asked about this back in late February). Also as a general comment piggybacking off of what Tyler said earlier t...
by Chromica
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

I do have a question regarding the size of other teams attending Small School Nationals, as I'm trying to prove that Drummond really is the smallest small school. We have an enrollment of barely 70 in grades 10-12 with only around 90 in the entire high school. I would love to find out if there is a...
by Chromica
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

PPB on NAQT sets, priority given to teams that have scored higher than 20 on IS sets. Southwestern was bumped up because they played SCT, which is likely the hardest set anyone going to SSNCT has played. There were a number of teams in the 23-24 PPB range on A sets so I didn't think the 2 tenths be...
by Chromica
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

Re: Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

browen wrote:Since it had been asked in the Midseason Poll thread, I made a Small School Ranking of the teams registered for SSNCT (as I knew which division they were in). This was done the second week of March.
On what criteria was this ranking based?
by Chromica
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 20442

2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

With a little over a month left before the 2017 Small School National Championship Tournament, I thought it would be beneficial to start some discussion regarding some of the top teams. To determine this, I simply took the top A teams from the "Preseason Poll" thread (plus some others that have stoo...
by Chromica
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45847

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Done. Note that the lack of "VSS" does not necessarily mean the school is too big to be a Very Small School; there are some schools for which we don't yet have this year's data, so we're not sure yet whether they're Very Small. (But we'll figure it out before the tournament.) To my knowledge, Camp ...
by Chromica
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 45847

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Do you happen to do a Small School Ranking for teams looking to compare themselves leading up to the SSNCT? ... ...I want to be able to compare my team to others small schools across the nation currently rather than having to fish out the small schools from the overall high school rankings. Hoping ...
by Chromica
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 17326

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

...Also, Pennsylvania seems like it's a kind of nebulous area as to whether it's DC Metro or Mid-Atlantic. It would probably be good if anyone involved with those areas could coordinate as to who exactly is in their region. I had done some research beforehand of this subject, having had similar con...
by Chromica
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 28811

Re: Midseason Poll

I was a bit dismayed at the omission of the small school rankings this time around, but understandable given that some of the preseason top ten have been to as little as one or even no NAQT HS events this season, making stats hard to come by. I'm interested as to whether or not this player opinion p...
by Chromica
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 17020

Re: Preseason Poll

Quick question: Any idea when we can expect a mid-season poll update?