It’s time for LD Coaches Poll #3! You can vote by following this link. You can see past results here.

Here’s a note from Bob Overing about this month’s poll:

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to everyone who voted last time. 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 Peninsula AT
3 Del Mar VB
4 University DB
5 Harker PR
6 Sacred Heart AT
7 Cypress Bay JS
8 Brentwood JL
9 Scarsdale RG
10 Westwood AG
11 Lexington PC
12 Newark Science SS
13 Strake Jesuit AT
14 Harvard-Westlake CC
15 Greenhill VA
16 Greenhill BE
17 Mission San Jose SS
18 Harvard-Westlake NS
19 Clements RG
20 Walt Whitman SC
21 Katy Taylor NY
22 Kinkaid TG
23 Lexington DA
24 Westlake DB
25 Evanston CT

– Make sure you get your program’s OK to fill out the poll on its behalf
– I reserve the right to throw out votes that appear random or manipulative. This poll has legitimacy only if you base your ranks on your true beliefs about the Top 25 in the country.
– You should vote for your own students if you believe they are Top 25. It will not harm their points and it makes the poll more accurate

*Scoring 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
– 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 when we get about 12-15 responses and post results on

Thanks everyone!

Bob Overing
Assistant LD Coach
Loyola High School