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by Berniecrat
Sun May 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Going along with our pre-nationals content, as well as a useful supplement to our Pre-Nationals poll, we are publishing Hard Sets-only, mACF-only, and NAQT-only rankings. You can find them here: https://grogerranks.com/2019/05/13/pre-nationals-hard-sets-only-rankings/ https://grogerranks.com/2019/05...
by Berniecrat
Tue May 07, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 5507

Re: 2019 Pre-Nationals Poll

Quick points of clarification based on questions we've already received. We are making this 15 only as opposed to 25 as in past polls in order to standardize the amount of teams ranked on each ballot. In the midseason poll we ran, as well as the player poll that Groger Ranks member Anson Berns helpe...
by Berniecrat
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 5507

2019 Pre-Nationals Poll

After running the Midseason Poll, Groger Ranks is pleased to announce our 2019 Pre-Nationals Poll. There will be three categories, where voters can rank who they believe the top 15 teams are overall and their predictions for top 15 at HSNCT and PACE NSC. Justifications are required, especially if th...
by Berniecrat
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

New top 250 (our first with weighted rankings) is out: https://grogerranks.com/2019/05/06/may-5-2019-rankings/
by Berniecrat
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

You can find our new SSNCT Pre-Nationals Rankings here: https://grogerranks.com/2019/05/01/ssnc ... s-ranking/ . These are our first set of rankings using weighted rankings
by Berniecrat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)

Congratulations to Change Team Name to Real Name for winning ILLIAC Online (powered by Groger Ranks). They defeated Overrated (not top 8) in the first game of advantaged finals, with Allderburn finishing third place. Prelims and playoffs w/crossover but w/o finals stats are posted and combined stats...
by Berniecrat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)

The field has closed and all relevant information has been emailed to the registered teams
by Berniecrat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

New rankings again, this time with a tease of a potential new addition to our site. https://grogerranks.com/2019/04/19/apri ... -rankings/
by Berniecrat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)

A series of mishaps which would've seen our field dwindle by even more and our pool of staffers basically non-existent has led us to face the decision of cancelling the mirror, running it with virtually no staffers with a small field, or making a second date change, this time on Easter, a time which...
by Berniecrat
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (UPDATE: DATE CHANGE)

The date for ILLIAC Online has been pushed ahead to Sunday, April 21 due to holidays, other tournaments, and other commitments that would have led to our field dwindling by even more. We have contacted every registered team to make sure they are fine with it before we made this date change. We would...
by Berniecrat
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks

The final field cap will be 12 teams. Currently 7 teams are registered though 5 of these teams are either solo or tentative so the number very well may dwindle. We’d like to encourage all teams who plan on playing nationals and don’t have a nearby ILLIAC mirror to consider playing online!
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 7813

Re: Missouri 18-19

Felix Wang has written a helpful writeup of Missouri teams for Groger Ranks which can be found here: https://grogerranks.com/2019/03/09/miss ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks

I forgot to include the JHU mirror I believe above and Bard has also announced a mirror. Currently our field is at 6 out of 8 teams, but that includes a lot of incomplete and tentative teams, so we would still like more signups to make sure this mirror is feasible enough to run. As stated above, we ...
by Berniecrat
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

ILLIAC Online - Powered by Groger Ranks (APRIL 21, 2019)

Groger Ranks is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an online discord mirror of ILLIAC for high school teams. ILLIAC is a set aiming to mirror the difficulties of MUT, EMT, and SMT in the past few years and will be good preparation for any team aiming to attend a nationals tournament, or jus...
by Berniecrat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

With a whole bunch of major tournaments happening on Saturday, we are ready to present our newest rankings powered by our amazing Patreon subscribers! https://grogerranks.com/2019/02/26/febr ... -rankings/
by Berniecrat
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

With the season entering full swing, we are ready to release our new rankings! https://grogerranks.com/2019/02/13/febr ... -rankings/
by Berniecrat
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Our long awaited article explaining the new Modified Liu Adjustments can be found here (the first article to be posted on our new domain name!): https://grogerranks.com/2019/02/04/modi ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Welcome back to Groger Ranks! You can find our first rankings of the year, ranking the top 200, here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/january-28-2019/ These rankings are also the first (other than the mACF and NAQT only rankings that were published in late December) that use the new Liu...
by Berniecrat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 6981

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Congratulations to TJ A for being a near-unanimous first place in the 2018-19 HSQB Midseason Poll! Full results, methodology, and analysis can be found here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/2018-19-hsqb-midseason-poll-results/ Thanks for voting and have a great 2019! - The Groger Ranks ...
by Berniecrat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 6981

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Reminder: only one day left to submit your ballot
If you were sitting on a ballot but haven’t submitted it yet or
completely forgot about the poll entirely, it’s not too late!

(It’ll close at 11:59 PM eastern time so you’ll have all of tomorrow as well)
by Berniecrat
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Happy New Year! While we won’t be posting new official Groger Ranks yet due to some issues with Bardbowl stats, given that there’s a midseason poll going on, we thought splitting the rankings into mACF and NAQT would be helpful! Our next rankings will probably utilize the Liu Adjustment Method menti...
by Berniecrat
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Our final rankings of the year, with new member Anson Berns of Montgomery Blair, can be found here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... s-top-200/ Happy winter break, everyone, and best of luck for next year!
by Berniecrat
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are your latest rankings (our first set of rankings with new Groger Ranks member Steven Liu!): https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -rankings/
by Berniecrat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

In Steven Liu of High Tech's new article for Groger Ranks, he delves into the common question about the applicability of national rankings, such as ours. You can find that here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/the-applicability-of-groger-ranks-to-actual-games-an-analysis/ The reason I a...
by Berniecrat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Re: Southern California 2018 - 2019 Discussion

Shahar Schwartz of Westview and Jack Izzo of Scripps Ranch have written this excellent writeup of SoCal teams for Groger Ranks! https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

These rankings encompass the tournaments from the last two weeks. Thanks to Penn Bowl, we have a new number one! Congratulations to TJ from Virginia!
https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -rankings/
by Berniecrat
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 15
Views: 9435

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

Mason Reid of Glasgow and Angus Maske of Dunbar contributed this nice summary of the Kentucky circuit for Groger Ranks! https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll, 2018-19... with results!
Replies: 3
Views: 8284

Re: Preseason Poll, 2018-19... with results!

A bit late, but Fred Zhang wrote this writeup primarily based on the preseason poll and other hsqb events: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 17675

Re: Illinois 18-19

Dylan Bowman of Uni Lab has posted a nice write-up of the Illinois teams featured in the Groger Ranks here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 34061

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Karsten Rynearson of Green Farms contributed this nice writeup of Northeastern teams for Groger Ranks! https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/
by Berniecrat
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Dylan Bowman of Uni Lab has posted a nice write-up of the Illinois teams featured in the Groger Ranks here: https://grogerranks.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -analysis/. You too can get your hsqb analysis featured on the Groger Ranks website!
by Berniecrat
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

In order to save Anson the trouble of copying and pasting the rankings every time, and to stop this thread from being filled with huge walls of text, we will be posting all future rankings to grogerranks.wordpress.com
by Berniecrat
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28144

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Hello. A lot of what you mentioned is true. Belmont is indeed a very good team that deserves a national ranking, and they are not including the ranking. Our main rationale asides from the additional stats we would have to enter, as stated before, is because the disproportionate effect powers would h...
by Berniecrat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8635

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

For the Inquisition part, was there a reason Council of Blood not accepted or prompted?
by Berniecrat
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 17675

Re: Illinois 18-19

Hello. Hanson asked me to post this poll: https://goo.gl/forms/ypnoOlQvucvFrBv43 into the forums. It's basically a preseason poll where you rank who you think the top Illinois teams are, and give a brief justification. Once the poll is complete, Hanson will post the rankings along with a brief write...
by Berniecrat
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 14175

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Kevin and Mitch were also very underrated
by Berniecrat
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 22856

Re: High School Player Poll

Govind is not only a scarily good history player (see JV NHBB triple crown), but a scary generalist. His power count at PACE and HSNCT was amazing, especially considering the high ppgs of both Olivia and Deepak, who are also great players.
by Berniecrat
Wed May 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 71311

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I am obviously not one of the very established members of this community, but I have enjoyed playing NAQT since middle school. That's what made it worse when I heard that NAQT did not fire this despicable man. This is not just accusations, there is actual proof about what a twisted person he is. Whe...
by Berniecrat
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55012

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Hello.

In our Game 3, the moderator couldn't even read one of the social studies questions and had to throw it out. Do you know why this may have been a problem (were there typos or something) or what the actual answer was?
by Berniecrat
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 55012

Re: Illinois '17-'18

Thank you for writing the bonus on the 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Election.

I enjoyed hearing the name "Daniel Biss"
by Berniecrat
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 5806

Re: Masonics 2018

Hello.

Did anyone by chance see a blue/black and red jacket with a Daniel Biss for Governor pin attached to it left behind at Bloomington High School? We checked all the game rooms, the cafeteria, and the library but couldn't find it.
by Berniecrat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 9151

Re: New AMSQG announcement

Hello Mr. Dennis, Good evening. I hope this message finds you and all who read this well. The points you bring up are all good ones. I just wanted to share how AMSQG was conceived in the first place to try to provide a rationale behind writing this set the way we are. Last school year, three of the ...
by Berniecrat
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: AMSQG set (Novice/MS level)
Replies: 1
Views: 4215

Re: AMSQG set (Novice/MS level)

The information posted here for AMSQG is no longer valid, due to recent changes in how the set will be written. The up-to-date information can be seen on Jakob's recent post: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 46&t=20273
by Berniecrat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 9151

Re: New AMSQG announcement

Just to be clear, this is the same set as the AMSQG set, except it has been slightly reworked to more easily be able to be played at the middle school level.
by Berniecrat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

Re: AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)

Due to some recent changes in how the AMSQG set will work and be written, this post is now null. A new forum post will be posted by the new editors of the AMSQG set.
by Berniecrat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: AMSQG set (Novice/MS level)
Replies: 1
Views: 4215

AMSQG set (Novice/MS level)

Hello! The American Middle School Quizbowl Guild (AMSQG, made up of active players across all schooling levels interested in furthering middle school quizbowl, is pleased to announce its first set. The AMSQG set is a challenging middle school set between SCOP and MSNCT difficulty of 10 Packets that ...
by Berniecrat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)

Hello! The American Middle School Quizbowl Guild (AMSQG, made up of active players across all schooling levels interested in furthering middle school quizbowl, is pleased to announce its first set. The AMSQG set is a challenging middle school set between SCOP and MSNCT difficulty of 10 Packets that ...
by Berniecrat
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4179

Re: Specific Question Discussion

For the Yalta Conference, didn't the Treaty of Portsmouth also negotiate for Dalian and Sakhalin?