High School Quiz Bowl Teams Ranked in Mid-season Coaches Poll

Fort Smith Southside, Russellville, DeQueen, Arkadelphia, Mountain View, Haas Hall-Fayetteville and Norfork top their divisions, from 7A to 1A, respectively, in a mid-season poll of participating Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) coaches.

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

“Teams have had a chance to face each other in competitions at this point, and coaches know better than anyone who likely will prove their toughest challenges as we approach state competition,” said Spencer Watson, president of the Friends of Quiz Bowl board of directors.

Polls were taken in January in which all AGQBA coaches were asked to rank their opponents by division, 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.

A similar poll conducted in September prior to the beginning of the academic year’s competitions had Conway, Russellville, DeQueen, Arkadelphia, Centerpoint, Haas Hall-Fayetteville and Haas Hall-Rogers as the top ranked teams in each division from 7A to 1A, respectively.

“Many early season predictions have proven accurate, but certainly there have been some surprises, too,” said Watson.

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 rely on the individual knowledge of each player to answer most questions but are allowed to work collaboratively on others. State championships will be played in April and broadcast live on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Complete rankings include:

    7A
Fort Smith Southside
Conway
Fayetteville
Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts
Bryant

    6A
Russellville
Greenwood
Lake Hamilton
Searcy
Benton

    5A
DeQueen
Morrilton
Huntsville
White Hall
Little Rock Christian

4A
Arkadelphia
Malvern
Monticello
eStem
Nashville

    3A
Mountain View
Centerpoint
Glen Rose
Episcopal Collegiate
Baptist Prep

    2A
Haas Hall-Fayetteville
Haas Hall-Bentonville
Conway Christian
Cotter
Hazen

    1A
Norfork
Haas Hall-Rogers
Haas Hall-Springdale
Izard County
Maumelle Charter

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