We thought it’s only fair that if judges rank the students, students get to rank the judges too. And now the results from the poll on the best LD judges are in!

135 ballots were cast. A first place vote counted as five points, second place as four points, etc. The final number is determined by total points over eligible ballots. Many ballots were thrown out as spam, e.g. if you provided made-up names or basketball players, voted multiple times, voted for five judges from the same school, or spent thirty seconds on a ballot, your vote didn’t count.

Without further ado, congratulations to the Top 25!

1 Emily Massey 1.48
2 Bob Overing 0.85
3 Jonathan Wei 0.80
4 Ryan Fink 0.67
5 Benjamin Koh 0.50
6 Tom Evnen 0.39
7 Chris Theis 0.35
8 Travis Fife 0.33
9 Fred Ditzian 0.30
9 Rory Jacobson 0.30
9 Erik Legried 0.30
12 Chris Castillo 0.29
12 Steve Knell 0.29
12 Adam Torson 0.29
15 Arun Sharma 0.26
16 Mathew Pregasen 0.24
17 Mark Gorthey 0.23
17 Jordan Lamothe 0.23
17 Liz Letak 0.23
17 Scott Wheeler 0.23
21 Michael Harris 0.21
21 Martin Sigalow 0.21
23 Salim Damerdji 0.20
23 Terrence Lonam 0.20
23 Millman 0.20

Check back later this week for 1) the March edition of the Premier Debate Top 25 Coaches Poll and 2) more information on judge rankings and judge biases.