Groger Ranks is a ranking of the top HS quizbowl teams started by John John and William Groger of The Miami Valley School, along with Arjun Nageswaran of Stevenson High School. Steven Liu of High Tech High School and Anson Berns of Montgomery Blair High School have also joined the Groger Ranks team. Steven runs his own projection website based off of Groger Ranks here: https://sirmrguy.github.io/qbmodel/index.html
Only teams that have played a tournament so far this season have been included in each set of the rankings, and thus they should be viewed more as a relative ranking of the teams listed than an absolute, overall ranking. The rankings use the formula (((12.5 * Adjusted Powers/Games) + (125 * Adjusted Points per Bonus/30))/2) – (Negs/Games). This formula makes it so that a team that gets 8 adjusted powers will get 50 points for the power section, and a team with 24 aPPB will get 50 points in the bonus section. This makes up the bulk of the ranking, with teams that get 24 aPPB and 8 adjusted powers scoring 100 points in this part. The negs per game are then subtracted, to differentiate between teams of similar skill level. Due to a lack of resources, only teams with 18 aPPB and higher were ranked. A-Sets and MSNCT were not included. This is not meant to be a competitor to HSQBRank. Rather, it attempts to be another method of ranking teams using different factors. Perhaps curiosity killed the cat, but please don’t kill our rankings!