Expanded Methodology and Accuracy of NSD PF Rankings

This article was written by Inko Bovenzi, who maintains our PF rankings NSD’s PF rankings are at core an Elo system of ranking teams. In Elo systems, after every game/round occurs, the winning teams takes a...

Regional Disparities in PF

To understand regional disparities in PF, we analyzed the school locations of ToC attendees and bid tournament locations, each from this year.. Many states are underrepresented at the ToC. Only 22 states are...

Hardest and Weakest PF Tournaments

This article is based on data collected by Inko Bovenzi, who maintains our PF rankings Based on our pre-ToC rankings, we calculated the average (mean) ELO rating for each tournament with results on Tabroom for...

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Regional Disparities in PF

To understand regional disparities in PF, we analyzed the school locations of ToC attendees and bid tournament locations, each from this year.. Many states are underrepresented at the ToC. Only 22 states are even...

Hardest and Weakest PF Tournaments

This article is based on data collected by Inko Bovenzi, who maintains our PF rankings Based on our pre-ToC rankings, we calculated the average (mean) ELO rating for each tournament with results on Tabroom for the 2018...

Public Forum Individual Speaker Rankings

Each year, PFers around the country argue about who is truly the best speaker in the country. To contribute to this conversation, we have created an objective metric to rank individual debaters. The way it works is...