HS Player Poll Results

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HS Player Poll Results

Postby ansonberns » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 pm

So, I am really happy with the way this poll turned out, and I hope that this can be a tradition that continues in the future. In the interest of full disclosure, I received 32 non-spam, eligible ballots. I did not use the results from 2 of them because of either obvious bias or an obvious lack of research. In one case, I reached out the the email provided and the respondent agreed the ballot should be thrown out and in the other case the respondent did not provide an email and thus I made the executive decision to throw out the ballot. In addition, I have uploaded the raw response data here. The only edits I have made to that data are the removal of respondents' names, the correction of spelling errors in names, and the removal of nicknames, e.g. "Jas" became "Jaskaran."

The results from the 30 used ballots are as follows, each player received 40 points for being ranked 1st, 39 for being ranked 2nd, etc. and received no points if they did not appear on the ballot. Along with the total number of points, I have also reported each player's average ranking (in the ballots that ranked that player), the percentage of ballots that the player appeared on, the highest and lowest ranking each player received (again only considering ballots on which they were ranked), and the number of first place votes they received.

1. Clark Smith (Dublin Scioto), 1190 Points, Ranked in 100.0% of ballots, Average ranking 1.33, Median ranking 1, High: 1-Low: 6 (26 first place votes)
2. William Golden (Taylor), 1138, 100.0%, 3.07, 2, 2-7
3. Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek), 1046, 96.7%, 4.93, 4, 1-19 (1)
4. Jeffrey Qiu (Canyon Crest), 1040, 100.0%, 6.33, 6, 2-15
5. Alex Schmidt (Lehigh Valley), 1026, 96.7%, 5.62, 5, 1-14 (1)
6. Fred Zhang (Thomas Jefferson A), 1024, 96.7%, 5.69, 6, 1-11 (2)
7. Justin French (Crystal Springs Uplands), 1000, 96.7%, 6.52, 6, 2-24
8. Vishwa Shanmugam (Downingtown STEM), 908, 93.3%, 8.57, 9, 5-14
9. Jack Lewis (Battle Ground), 842, 96.7%, 11.97, 10, 4-29
10. Jaskaran Singh (Plano West), 819, 93.3%, 11.75, 11, 4-20
11. Geoffrey Chen (Wayzata), 787, 86.7%, 10.73, 9, 3-32
12. Jakob Boeye (Centennial), 735, 90.0%, 13.78, 13, 4-22
13. Robert Crawford (DCC), 687, 80.0%, 12.38, 11, 3-37
14. Daniel Ma (Hunter), 657, 80.0%, 13.62, 12, 8-32
15. Govind Prabhakar (Stevenson), 576, 80.0%, 17.0, 17, 6-29
16. Tora Husar (Wayzata), 556, 76.7%, 16.83, 15, 5-28
17. Grant Li (Thomas Jefferson A), 552, 73.3%, 15.91, 16.5, 3-27
18. Chloe Levine (Hunter), 537, 83.3%, 19.52, 19, 6-36
19. Ethan Strombeck (Rockford Auburn), 519, 73.3%, 17.41, 15, 12-34
20. Alex Hu (Richard Montgomery), 516, 73.3%, 17.55, 17.5, 6-26
21. Rohan Hegde (Thomas Jefferson A), 441, 63.3%, 17.79, 19, 4-35
22. Chinmay Murthy (LASA), 407, 66.7%, 20.65, 21, 14-31
23. Anson Berns (Montgomery Blair), 379, 63.3%, 21.05, 21, 11-38
24. Douglas Simons (High Tech), 369, 70.0%, 23.43, 24, 17-33
25. Daniel Wang (Canyon Crest), 356, 60.0%, 21.22, 20, 12-33
26. Max Shatan (Bard), 301, 60.0%, 24.28, 25, 14-38
27. Ben Miller (Montgomery Blair), 265, 53.3%, 24.44, 24, 12-36
28. Olivia Lamberti (Stevenson), 205, 56.7%, 28.94, 28, 15-40
29. Akshay Govindan (Ladue), 163, 43.3%, 28.46, 29, 23-36
30. Adam Howlett (Richard Montgomery), 151, 33.3%, 25.9, 26, 11-35
31. Boopala Arul (Canyon Crest), 132, 30.0%, 26.33, 28, 20-31
32. Thomas Gioia (Plano West), 127, 36.7%, 29.45, 32, 17-36
33. Shomik Ghose (St. John's), 117, 33.3%, 29.3, 30.5, 18-38
34. James Kuang (Thomas Jefferson B), 116, 40.0%, 31.33, 31.5, 23-38
35. Nick Rommel (Lexington), 115, 40.0%, 31.42, 31, 17-40
36. Raj Paul (Ladue), 108, 36.7%, 31.18, 32, 24-37
37. Ethan Skinner (Davis), 103, 36.7%, 31.64, 34, 23-38
38. Tejas Santanam (Early College at Guilford), 101, 33.3%, 30.9, 30.5, 17-40
39. Jacob Augelli (Robinson), 93, 23.3%, 27.71, 25, 18-39
40. Kevin Huang (Chatttahoochee), 79, 20.0%, 27.83, 30.5, 9-37
Also receiving votes: Sharath Narayan (77 Points), Eshaan Vakil (72 Points), Hanson Hao (70 Points), Sam Brochin (67 Points), Gram Brinson (52 Points), Avi Ackermann (47 Points), John John Groger (46 Points), Justin Young (43 Points), Graham Stockton (42 Points), Naveen Raman (39 Points), Joe Kammann (37 Points), Andrew Hoagland (35 Points), Anthony Duan (34 Points), Alistair Gray (26 Points), Benjamin Xu (23 Points), William Gentry (23 Points), Akaash Para (18 Points), Sam Oguntoyinbo (18 Points), Swapnil Garg (17 Points), Catherine Qian (15 Points), Julia Tong (14 Points), Kevin Yu (12 Points), Ashwath Seetharaman (12 Points), Kevin Wang (9 Points), Deepak Moparthi (9 Points), John Luke Broussard (7 Points), Rishi Banerjee (7 Points), Olivia Chen (4 Points), Matthew Siff (2 Points), Kevin Kodama (2 Points), Sohum Shenoy (1 Point), Vikshar Athreya (1 Point)

The above is computer output. I tried to check it as thoroughly as I could, but there is still the chance of an error. If you think I made a mistake, please PM me. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the Player Poll's Player of the Year Clark Smith as well as to everyone else that made it onto the rankings. I intend to either run this again next year or assist someone else in doing so, so if you have any feedback about how it was run either post it here or PM me.

Since the rankings were initially posted the following changes have been made:
Because of Find-and-Replace, Tejas Santanam was incorrectly referred to as Tejaskaran
One ballot incorrectly referred to Ethan Skinner as Ethan Davis
One ballot incorrectly listed Geoffrey Chen twice
School affiliations added
Median added
High-Low made more readable
Last edited by ansonberns on Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby Thiccasso's Guernthicca » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:10 pm

ansonberns wrote:Tejas Santanam was incorrectly referred to as Tejaskaran


And they said Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history.

In all seriousness, thank you for organizing this!
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby High Dependency Unit » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Is there a list of people who voted?
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby ansonberns » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:46 pm

High Dependency Unit wrote:Is there a list of people who voted?

Because I promised that this poll would be anonymous, I am not going to release this list.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby sZwx74 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm

If we do this player poll next year, I feel like there should be some sort of warning when a person leaves a currently top-ten ranked player off their ballot. The spots at the top were very close, and even one person forgetting about a top player can change the rankings. At 4-5-6, Alex and Fred's average ranking and median ranking were both better than Jeffrey's, but because Jeffrey received that one more vote he got the number 4 spot.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

Thank you for running this and organizing the data! I'm sure it must have been a decent amount of work.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby Illinois Admin » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 am

So something to consider for next time is excluding the highest and lowest ranking of each player. I'd be interested in seeing how that would effect the rankings, as there is no reason Hari/Justin/Alex should not have been in everyone's top 10 let alone not be in the rankings at all.

EDIT: I can read
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby ansonberns » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Illinois Admin wrote:So something to consider for next time is excluding the highest and lowest ranking of each player. I'd be interested in seeing how that would effect the rankings, as there is no reason Hari/Justin/Alex should not have been in everyone's top 10 let alone not be in the rankings at all.

EDIT: I can read

I actually did do that just to see what would happen, and the results are pretty uninteresting. Even if you remove each player's top and bottom ballot, the rankings are essentially unchanged. The first difference between all rankings and top and bottom thrown out occurs at position #33. The full rankings with top and bottom removed are as follows:

1. Clark Smith
2. William Golden
3. Hari Parameswaran
4. Jeffrey Qiu
5. Alex Schmidt
6. Fred Zhang
7. Justin French
8. Vishwa Shanmugam
9. Jack Lewis
10. Jaskaran Singh
11. Geoffrey Chen
12. Jakob Boeye
13. Robert Crawford
14. Daniel Ma
15. Govind Prabhakar
16. Tora Husar
17. Grant Li
18. Chloe Levine
19. Ethan Strombeck
20. Alex Hu
21. Rohan Hegde
22. Chinmay Murthy
23. Anson Berns
24. Douglas Simons
25. Daniel Wang
26. Max Shatan
27. Ben Miller
28. Olivia Lamberti
29. Akshay Govindan
30. Adam Howlett
31. Boopala Arul
32. Thomas Gioia
33. James Kuang
34. Shomik Ghose
35. Nick Rommel
36. Raj Paul
37. Ethan Skinner
38. Tejas Santanam
39. Jacob Augelli
40. Hanson Hao

EDIT: Actually I just realized that what this actually does is throw out the top and bottom ballot where the player is ranked. Throwing out unranked ballots does not actually affect point totals and thus doing it that way would only affect players who are ranked in every ballot (Clark, William, and Jeffrey). While that would make a few changes in the top because of how tight the margin is, I initially decided against doing it that way because it wouldn't affect point totals much for everyone but those three players. The other thing is that people need to remember that it was actually only mandatory for each respondent to rank 10 players. That means that not ranking a player could be equivalent to ranking them 11+ and not necessarily 41+.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby Thiccasso's Guernthicca » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 pm

In retrospect, Ethan was pretty underrated here.
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Re: HS Player Poll Results

Postby Berniecrat » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:09 pm

Kevin and Mitch were also very underrated
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