It’s time for LD Coaches Poll #2! You can vote here.
Here’s a note from Bob Overing about this month’s poll:

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to everyone who voted in the first poll. It was pretty fun and only takes a few minutes to vote! Congratulations to those ranked Top 25 in the nation last month:

1 Peninsula AJ
2 Harker PR
3 Peninsula AT
4 Sacred Heart AT
5 Brentwood JL
6 University DB
7 Cypress Bay JS
8 Westwood AG
9 Del Mar VB
10 Lexington PC
11 Newark Science SS
12 Clements RG
13 Strake Jesuit AT
14 Scarsdale RG
15 Harvard-Westlake CC
16 Westlake DB
17 Fremont SS
18 Katy Taylor NY
19 Greenhill BE
20 Theodore Roosevelt EW
21 Lexington DA
22 Brentwood JP
23 Miramonte TK
24 Walt Whitman SC
25 Byram Hills AJ

Here are the rules:

– Each school gets one ballot – it can be filled out by any coach associated with the program
– Each coach will rank debaters from 1-25 and points will be calculated by a simple Borda count: A 1st place vote is 25 points, a 2nd place vote is 24 points, etc.
– No ties are allowed
– Ranking your own students will not count toward their point totals (but you might still rank them for accuracy’s sake)

– The final rankings will be based on average points per eligible ballot. Everyone’s ballot will be private. The only information released will be a list of schools voting along with the Top 25

I went and grabbed the names of students who have TOC bids so far from Premier Debate’s bid list. You might want to rank someone not listed. If so, just email me your list.

I plan to cut off results on 11/1 and post results on

Thanks everyone!

Bob Overing
Assistant LD Coach
Loyola High School