It’s time for LD Coaches Poll #5! You can vote by following this link. You can see past results here and the composite poll here.

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

Dear Colleagues,Welcome to what may be the last poll before the TOC! Congratulations to everyone on a great season.
Please send the poll around. It only takes a few minutes and it’s pretty fun.Thanks to everyone who voted last time and congratulations to those ranked Top 25 in the nation last month:1 Del Mar VB
2 Harker PR
3 Peninsula AJ
4 Peninsula AT
5 Sacred Heart AT
6 Brentwood JL
7 Greenhill BE
8 University DB
9 Cypress Bay JS
10 Greenhill VA
11 Newark Science SS
12 Newark Science CQ
13 Westwood AG
14 Scarsdale RG
15 Walt Whitman SC
16 Evanston CT
17 Lexington PC
18 Strake Jesuit AT
19 Lexington DA
20 Clements RG
21 Harvard-Westlake CC
22 Scarsdale MB
23 Oakwood Secondary JW
24 Harvard-Westlake NS
25 Evanston EW

*Reminders*

– 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