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by username_crisis_averted
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 11734

Re: Illinois 18-19

Speaking from my area of Illinois, Hinsdale Central and Glenbard West are both gaining strength and York has gotten a recent influx of strong players from Quest. Glenbard North also has a player who is very good at history. I would definitely look at West Suburban Conference and the surrounding area...
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12316

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Will there be an online mirror of the set?
by username_crisis_averted
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 12646

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

inb4 Williamsville wins nats
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)
Replies: 19
Views: 11359

Re: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Can I be added to the private discussion forum?
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!
Replies: 7
Views: 7385

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

In retrospect, not ranking Wayzata was a bad idea.
by username_crisis_averted
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14568

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

Hi, I'm looking to start a quiz bowl team at Auburn High School and have been looking for a place to start. I know there are some local tournaments in this forum but can anyone give me a few bits of advice as to what needs to be done to get the team started? Thanks! You're probably going to get mor...
by username_crisis_averted
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7482

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Isn't it pretty much just LVS v. Hunter at this point?
by username_crisis_averted
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 52289

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I'm confused as to why Adlai Stevenson didn't at least get an honorable mention in the rankings. At IHSSBCA Kickoff http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4079/stats/upper_div_prelims Stevenson played with their approximate 2017-18 roster and got over 24 PPB on an IS-set, which should put them in...
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 52289

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I'm confused as to why Adlai Stevenson didn't at least get an honorable mention in the rankings. At IHSSBCA Kickoff http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4079/stats/upper_div_prelims Stevenson played with their approximate 2017-18 roster and got over 24 PPB on an IS-set, which should put them in ...
by username_crisis_averted
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Anyone have predictions for 2017 Scobol Solo? I've made a preliminary list of participants that I think have strong-ish generalist ability. Alexander Kuptel Arjun Sundararajan Aristotle Vainikos Conrad Oberhaus Deepak Moparthi Ethan Strombeck Hanson Hao Jaden Lucas Mitch McCullar Sophie Netzel Tim C...
by username_crisis_averted
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll, 2017-18... w/ Results!
Replies: 7
Views: 7385

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

I thought removing outliers did a pretty good job at curbing the bias that we saw in last year's preseason poll. Another possible change that might be beneficial is eliminating any "0" votes for a team that crosses a certain vote threshold (say, 100 votes), as it may be that the voter in question ju...
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12185

Re: Preseason Predictions

The thing about TJ and other underranked teams is that their performance, especially at national tournaments, is highly variable. Teams like this tend to rely on tossup conversion instead of bonuses to win games, and while that certainly does produce results, it's also more susceptible to change (i...
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12185

Re: Preseason Predictions

nsb2 wrote:Oak Park-River Forest (who are underrated due to lack of tournament attendance)) will probably be more prominent in the coming years but could also jump into this category.
What is an "Oak Park River Forest"
by username_crisis_averted
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12185

Re: Preseason Predictions

I would probably also bump Stevenson into the upper category as the team has a lot of talent right now in addition to Govind. Olivia Lamberti is returning after a year of not playing, meaning Stevenson (re)gains a very good lit player. Yes- that was partly what I was referring to. It's also worth n...
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12185

Re: Preseason Predictions

I think Northview and Detroit Country Day deserve a mention as other top 30-ish teams that didn't lose their top scorer. Northview in particular is a team of all sophomores that should be much better this season. I would probably also bump Stevenson into the upper category as the team has a lot of t...
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)
Replies: 19
Views: 11359

Re: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Will a sample packet of RMBCT be posted at some point?
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I'm not sure enough about anything to post numerical rankings, but I'd expect the best teams in Illinois this year to be (in no particular order) IMSA, Stevenson, Fremd, OPRF, and Barrington. I could also see several of the downstate teams mentioned getting into this group, but it's impossible to p...
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Already realizing that I forgot Carbondale and Uni Lab. Oh well.
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

This is my attempt at creating "Illinois Power Rankings" for the '17-'18 season. Obviously this is extremely subjective, so I encourage other people to come up with their own rankings. I'm not going to rank my own team (OPRF) because I don't feel like ranking myself but I will try to rank the other ...
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

The science category will be interesting to watch this year. I don't know too many players that are actively learning science upstate.
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 47219

Re: Illinois '17-'18

This is very self-centered of me, but I think that the West Suburban Conference will be the area to watch for any "dark horse" contenders. IMO, York, Lyons Township, and especially Glenbard West are all capable of becoming state contenders. Hinsdale Central, while they have taken a bit of a roster h...
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 47964

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Yes. No Illinois team will win it, but Naperville North will finish ahead of both Stevenson and Barrington, instigating much debate regarding whether the set was hard enough to differentiate the top teams (completely ignoring that Naperville North has been that good, too, all along). Can we just ta...
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Illinois 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 6343

Re: Team Illinois 2016-17

How many people are expected to make Team Illinois? Will there be a B team this year?
by username_crisis_averted
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 47964

Re: Illinois '16-'17

the return of AHAN wrote:Also, don't be so quick to dismiss the rest of the field; if you think question quality is that poor, who's to say there won't be an upset?
Wow, you totally called it.
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 47964

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Will there indeed be another hangout tonight? A couple of other people and myself would be interested in joining if possible.
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 47964

Re: Illinois '16-'17

So their will be 8 teams at IHSA state including Stevenson, IMSA, Auburn, OPRF, Uni Lab, Sandburg, Carbondale and Dunlap, assuming Auburn wins their sectional for the umpteenth time. Of these teams 3 were in the top 8 at NAQT state of the 5 that attended. To my knowledge all of these teams particip...
by username_crisis_averted
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12781

Re: IHSA 2017

Unrelatedly, is there a reason that IHSA doesn't keep a public record of individual stats or PPB for their matches? It seems odd, seeing as the unreleased conference stats are supposed to be used as justification for sectional seedings. Even disregarding that, it would be convenient to be able to se...
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 47274

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

Big Y wrote:Number of teams by state:
CA 23
IL 17
TX 16
KY 14
OH 12
NJ 11
NY 10
GA 9
MN 8
MO 8
PA 8
MI 7
TN 7
VA 7
FL 6
NC 6
MD 5
SC 5
MA 4
IN 3
LA 3
AL 2
DE 2
AZ 1
CT 1
MS 1
NV 1
ON 1
OR 1
SG 1
I made a low-budget heatmap to accompany this data.
by username_crisis_averted
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 47274

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

You've probably seen it already from Ricky's link, but the NAQT Illinois State Championship is on neg5 as well.
by username_crisis_averted
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

Re: Masonics 2017

Fenton Sectional:
1. Hinsdale Central
2. Oak Park River Forest
3. Fenwick
4. Riverside Brookfield
by username_crisis_averted
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30751

Re: Midseason Poll

I would certainly be willing to help with stats. Sign me up!

Relatedly, I tried to go in that direction a little bit ago with this website and this one, but I wasn't too happy with how either one turned out. If there's any interest in the continuation of those projects, let me know.
by username_crisis_averted
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12781

Re: IHSA 2017

1 Lincolnshire (Stevenson) 2 Barrington 3 Palatine (Fremd) 4 Mundelein (Carmel) 5 Wilmette (Loyola Academy) 6 Lake Forest (H.S.) 7 Palatine (H.S.) 8 Arlington Heights (St. Viator) seeds in our sectional... it sucks that only 1 team can make it to state because at least 4 of the top 8 teams are here...
by username_crisis_averted
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 30751

Re: Midseason Poll

I'm pretty late to this party, but I think the Illinois poll had a fairly high success rate at curbing regional bias. Our idea was to have each team in the rankings get equal representation. Each school submitted a ballot collectively and those ballots were fed through an alternative vote calculator...