DebateDrills's elo-based Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas debate rankings give competitors points based on winning and losing rounds on the strength of the opposing team compared to theirs; defeating a stronger team gives competitors more points while losing to a weaker team will result in a greater loss of points. There is an additional bonus for reaching elimination debates, based on the size of the tournament, and elo losses in elimination debates are scaled down to reward those who advanced past preliminary rounds. Tournaments with more entries and thus more bids are given proportionally more weight. Our open-sourced code and results are available here. The PF & LD rankings methodology has undergone a slight revision, and an initial accuracy assessment of our rankings has been conducted. Click here for the LD article. Click here for the PF article. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our rankings.
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Last updated: Feb 25, 2022
1) All DebateDrills Club Team students are highlighted in blue!
2) Rankings are limited to the top 500 debaters for each event. For full results, please visit the open-sourced results.
3) LD -- Bronx, Newark, and Harvard-Westlake rankings will not be included due to severe technical issues with Tabroom formatting.