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Coaches Poll

NEWS RELEASE

Oct. XX, 2019

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High School Quiz Bowl Teams Ranked

In Preseason Coaches Poll

LITTLE ROCK — Conway, Russellville, DeQueen, Arkadelphia, Centerpoint, Haas Hall-Fayetteville and Haas Hall-Rogers top their respective divisions, from 7A to 1A, respectively, in a preseason poll of participating Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) coaches.

The poll was administered by Arkansas Friends of Quiz Bowl, a nonprofit organized comprised of alumni, coaches and others who support quiz bowl in Arkansas by, among other things, funding annual scholarships for quiz bowl players.

“Much like teams in athletic competitions, schools who participate in quiz bowl have reputations and expectations that rise and fall based on graduating seniors and up-and-coming freshmen,” said Spencer Watson, president of the Friend of Quiz Bowl board of directors. “Coaches are keenly aware of these changes in the makeup of other teams and have a pretty good idea what the strength of their competition will be.”

Polls were taken in September in which all AGQBA coaches were asked to rank their divisional opponents, as determined by their classification in the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). Weighted points were assigned to higher rankings. A composite score was generated from those weighted points to determine the highest ranking teams in each division.

Quiz bowl is an academic competition governed by the AGQBA under the administration of the AAA. During games, players answer questions on a variety of academic topics such as literature, art, music, history, science and math to earn points. Games are structured such that teams must work collaboratively to answer some questions and must rely on the individual knowledge of each player to answer others. State championships will be played in April and broadcast live on the Arkansas Education Television Network.

Complete rankings include:

7A

  1. Conway

  2. Fort Smith Southside

  3. Fayetteville

  4. Little Rock Central

  5. Bryant

6A

  1. Russellville

  2. Greenwood

  3. Lake Hamilton

  4. Benton

  5. Searcy

5A

  1. DeQueen

  2. Morrilton

  3. Little Rock Christian

  4. Watson Chapel

  5. Harrison

4A

  1. Arkadelphia

  2. Monticello

  3. Pulaski Academy

  4. Nashville

  5. Green Forest

3A

  1. Centerpoint

  2. Episcopal Collegiate

  3. Mountain View

  4. Baptist Prep

  5. Glen Rose

2A

  1. Haas Hall-Fayetteville

  2. Haas Hall-Bentonville

  3. Conway Christian

  4. Hazen

  5. Parkers Chapel

1A

  1. Haas Hall-Rogers

  2. Norfork

  3. Izard County

  4. Sacred Heart

  5. Haas Hall-Springdale