Archive for October, 2010

College Debate Rankings 10/09/2010

Posted in College, rankings with tags on October 12, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

Thanks again to Seth Gannon for putting these together…

Team (First Place Votes) – Points Per Eligible Ballot (Previous Position)

1. Harvard JP (13) – 24.43 (2)
2. Cal-Berkeley BP (2) – 23.65 (1)
3. Emory IW (7) – 23.45 (4)
4. Northwestern FS – 22.33 (3)
5. Oklahoma GW – 20.71 (21)
6. Kansas KQ – 19.20 (6)
7. Michigan LZ – 18.33 (9)
8. Northwestern BK – 18.23 (5)
9. Emory GJ – 16.52 (10)
10. Wake CM – 15.09 (7)
11. Georgia LL – 14.85 (11)
12. Harvard KT – 14.76 (8/NR)
13. Georgia State GS – 11.76 (NR)
14. Emory KS – 9.24 (14)
15. Kansas State MZ – 8.14 (16)
16. Towson CK – 7.95 (NR)
17. Samford BG – 7.55 (23)
18. Gonzaga KM – 7.15 (13)
19. Georgetown DM – 6.81 (15)
20. Michigan State GK – 6.79 (12)
21. Texas-Dallas BR – 5.90 (19)
22. Missouri State FR – 4.95 (17)
23. Baylor FK – 4.00 (NR)
24. Vanderbilt BN – 2.50 (NR)
25. Emory GN – 1.95 (NR)

Dropped out: No. 18 Idaho State IJ, No. 20 CSU Fullerton CT, No. 22 Kentucky GG, No. 24 Harvard BB, No. 25 Northwestern GL

Also receiving votes: Baylor CM, CSU Fullerton CT, Harvard BB, Idaho State IJ, Kansas KP, Kentucky GG, Texas-San Antonio LM, Towson EM, Trinity BG, Trinity MM

Top 25 Schools (by total points to that school per eligible ballot):

1. Emory – 51.16
2. Harvard – 40.90
3. Northwestern – 40.56
4. Cal-Berkeley – 23.65
5. Oklahoma – 20.71
6. Kansas – 19.85
7. Michigan – 18.33
8. Wake – 15.09
9. Georgia – 14.85
10. Georgia State – 11.76
11. Towson – 8.19
12. Kansas State – 8.14
13. Samford – 7.55
14. Gonzaga – 7.15
15. Georgetown – 6.81
16. Michigan State – 6.79
17. Texas-Dallas – 5.90
18. Missouri State – 4.95
19. Baylor – 4.18
20. Vanderbilt – 2.50
21. Texas-San Antonio – 1.32
22. Idaho State – 0.82
23. CSU Fullerton – 0.82
24. Trinity – 0.73
25. Kentucky – 0.62

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Adam Symonds on “the art of the case hit”

Posted in camp, case hits, High School, lectures, Video with tags , , , on October 12, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

Special thanks to the Gonzaga Debate Institute for allowing us to post this video. Adam Symonds is a professor at Arizona State University, where he is the director of forensics, and he is also a former CEDA Nationals champion and first round debater for Whitman. Adam is also the longest tenured faculty member at the GDI. This lecture is in the context of this year’s high school topic. Adam is also one of my favorite judges.

Michigan LZ vs UTSA SK

Posted in College, Video with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

This past weekend at the Northwestern College Tournament I was fortunate to be able to judge a really great prelim matchup on day 2 featuring the University of Michigan’s top ranked team, Edmund Zagorin and Maria Liu, on the affirmative against a very good and innovative team from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Chris Spurlock and Scott Koslow. Enjoy! Decision is included.

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Posted in Random on October 8, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

Emporia State WW vs Kansas KQ

Posted in Beating K Affs, College, elimination round, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

This weekend at the Northwestern college tournament I had the opportunity to judge a great debate between Emporia (Ryan Wash and LaToya Williams-Green) and Kansas (Sean Kennedy and [deleted]) in the doubles. The panel was also awesome (me, Teddy Albiniak, and Gabe Murillo) so I made sure to tape the decisions. Thanks to all the participants, enjoy!

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