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Title: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on October 27, 2021, 12:15:46 PM
Over on Reddit, we're having a pretty fun conversation after one poster shared his Jeopardy ranking by tier, so I thought I'd share it here. Each tier's players are posted in descending order based on how they numbered each one.

Diamond: Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Matt Amodio, Brad Rutter

Platinum: Alex Jacob, Larissa Kelly, Matt Jackson, Roger Craig

Gold: Ben Ingram, Jennifer Quail, Sam Kavanaugh, Jason Zuffranieri, Arthur Chu, Austin Rogers, Emma Boettcher

Silver: Colby Burnett, Julia Collins, Jonathan Fisher, Dave Madden, Brayden Smith, Chuck Forrest, Pam Mueller, Buzzy Cohen, Frank Spangenberg, Jerome Vered

Bronze: Michael Dupee, Bob Verini, Seth Wilson, Alan Lin, Cindy Stowell, Jason Keller, Andrew Pau, Karen Farrell, Mackenzie Jones, Tom Cubbage, Eddie Timanus, Tom Nissley, Dan Pawson

Anyone missing? Who would you promote/demote based on these rankings? Have fun!
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 27, 2021, 12:35:47 PM
You were limited to 5 days back in the day, so the rankings may no be doable.  Chuck Forrest  probably could have won more than he did. It's hard to evaluate.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: TLEberle on October 27, 2021, 12:55:30 PM
Officer Frank up two slots. His five day record stood for nearly thirty years. I donít know if Jennifer Quail rates a best of the best chart, but charitably I would slot her Bronze.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 27, 2021, 12:57:40 PM
I am the second-greatest Jeopardy player of all time, and no one can prove otherwise.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: TLEberle on October 27, 2021, 12:59:31 PM
I am the second-greatest Jeopardy player of all time, and no one can prove otherwise.
This really is a cast-iron solid point, and we are fools to not recognize it.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on October 27, 2021, 01:10:17 PM
Boettcher is up too high. I would move her to Bronze. While sheís notable for her big win, she doesnít get a ToC spot if the powers that be donít bend the rules to let her in.

I would move Spangenberg and Mueller to Gold, Bob Verini up to Silver, and I canít let this list slide without adding Eric Newhouse, even if heís only Bronze.

You were limited to 5 days back in the day, so the rankings may no be doable.  Chuck Forrest  probably could have won more than he did. It's hard to evaluate.

Itís definitely hard to gauge, and youíve also got to consider that the early/mid 2000s super tournaments were where the 80s greats got phased out, so thereís not a ton of data points on how the newer crop matches up against the Elite Emeritus. So youíre right, but itís still fun!
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on October 27, 2021, 01:44:46 PM
I'd swap Julia Collins' and Emma Boettcher's positions.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 27, 2021, 02:12:21 PM
I am the second-greatest Jeopardy player of all time, and no one can prove otherwise.
Had you heard of Jennings prior, would you have asked for a different taping day?
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: aaron sica on October 27, 2021, 03:38:35 PM
I am the second-greatest Jeopardy player of all time, and no one can prove otherwise.

Damn straight. The Daily Double wagered against YOU and lost.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: BrandonFG on October 27, 2021, 04:04:59 PM
I'd move Julia up to Gold, but I could be basing this off the publicity she received more than the style of gameplay.

Would also add Jonathan Fisher at the Bronze level, based on his role as giant slayer and subsequent run.
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: Strikerz04 on October 27, 2021, 09:01:27 PM
Dan Melia (98 TOC winner and 1st five day car champion) and Michael Daunt (96 TOC runner up and 97 International Champion)


(Sushi Bar Era champions were underrated)
Title: Re: Jeopardy Ranking Tiers- Do You Agree?
Post by: TLEberle on October 27, 2021, 09:02:22 PM
rans.
I would move /Spangenberg and Mueller to Gold, Bob Verini up to Silver,
I would reserve the Diamond Club for either dominant TOC winners (or winners of many games who won their TOC or maybe made the final trio) or the folks who got to the finals of a reunion tournament. I would build a memorial wing for Brayden as Cindy as we had no idea what they would be capable of in a tournament setting. I would have the silver level as TOC finalists and bronze as the also-rans.

But hey, that's why it's a discussion, right?