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Christian Apologist March Madness

In a now annual tradition, I place the top 256 Christian Apologists head to head in a March Madness Competition. This completion is open to all Apologists, and is a lot of fun. I have also created a qualifying system through my secondary Twitter account, @apologistpolls. Below you will find past results, and the current qualifying rankings.

YearChampion2nd3rd
2019CS Lewis (1)Michael BrownRavi Zacharias
Year4th5th6th
2019Nabeel QureshiMike WingerJohn Lennox

How the Qualifying Rankings Work: An ELO ranking system has been created, and Apologists are matched up based off their ELO ranking. Then, Apologists gain ranking points for winning matches, and lose ranking points for losing matches. The current matchups are for seeding points. The Apologists will go head to head in a 256 person tournament for the title of Christian Apologist March Madness Champion next Match! For now, be sure to vote in the qualifying polls posted each day!

2020 Qualifying Rankings – Updated 8/23/19

1 Seeds: Ravi Zacharias, William Lane Craig, Michael Licona, Wintery Knight

1 Seeds: Lee Strobel, Greg Koukl, JP Moreland, Craig Evans

1 Seeds: Melissa Cain Travis, Nancy Pearcey, Craig Evans, Daniel Wallace

1 Seeds: John Lennox, Tim Barnett, Frank Turek, Gary Habermas

2 Seeds: Paul Copan, David Wood, Andrew Stratelates, Lenny Esposito

2 Seeds: Mark Mittelberg, Theologetics, Justin Brierley, J. Warner Wallace

2 Seeds: Tim Keller, Brett Kunkle, Sean McDowell, Mike Winger

2 Seeds: Alvin Plantinga, New York Apologetics, Christian Defenders, Amy Hall

3 Seeds: Josh McDowell, Stephen Meyer, Cameron Bertuzzi, John Reynolds

3 Seeds: Natasha Crain, Vocab Malone, Alan Shlemon, Timothy McCabe

3 Seeds: Lisa Quintana, Faithful Thinkers, Erik Manning, Braxton Hunter

3 Seeds: Rebekah Valerius, David Deane, David K. Clark, Alister Mcgrath

4 Seeds: NT Wright, James White, Peter Kreeft, Ray Comfort

4 Seeds: Hugh Ross, Jeremy Linn, Jonathan McLatchie, Holly Ordway

4 Seeds: Paul Gould, Michael Brown, One Minute Apologist, Vince Vitale

4 Seeds: Whaddo You Meme, Amy Davison, Douglas Groothuis, Clay Jones

5 Seeds: Nate Sala, Bibledingers, William Dembski, Phil Fernandes

5 Seeds: Andrew Schumacher, The Daily Apologist, Luke Wright, Jonathan Morrow

5 Seeds: Craig Blomberg, Jonathan Sheffield, Edwin Yamauchi, Abdu Murray

5 Seeds: Inspiring Philosophy, Mary Jo Sharp, Mike Del Rosario, Timothy McGrew

6 Seeds: The Poached Egg, Five Minute Faith, Del Potter, Apolo Jedi

6 Seeds: Apologia 411, Ryan Pauly, Ryan Kunst, Fazale Rana

6 Seeds: John Frame, Francis Collins, Jorge Gil, John Stonestreet

6 Seeds: Friendly Beard, Alex McFarland, Rebecca McLauchlan, Hillary Ferrer

7 Seeds: J. Brian Huffling, Alisa Childers, Standardized Apologetics, Orthodox Defender

7 Seeds: Robert Bowman Jr, Matt Slick, Lindsey Medenwaldt, AJ Roberts

7 Seeds: Paul Wykes, Eric Hernandez, Hunter Bailey, K. Scott Oliphint

7 Seeds: Joseph Holden, Francis Beckwith, Bruce Little, Claudia Kalmikov

8 Seeds: Ramgopal Rao, Jeff Hannah, Lennox Kalifungwa, Ray Mack

8 Seeds: Tim Bryant, Aaron J. Werner, Preston Condra, Evan Minton

8 Seeds: RC Apologist, Daniel Ray, SJ Thomason, Jay Medenwaldt

8 Seeds: Invoking Theism, Ken Ham, John Dunfee, Sye Ten Bruggencate

9 Seeds: Daniel Currier, Ex Muhammadan, Bodie Hodge, JP Holding

9 Seeds: Blake Giunta, Truthbomb Apologetics, The Mentionables, Eric Hovind

9 Seeds: Kenneth Samples, Jeff Zweerink, Kurt Jaros, Edward Feser

9 Seeds: Mars Hill Apologetics, Craig Reed, Deflating Atheism, Nephillim Free

10 Seeds: Oklahoma Apologetics, Social Apologetics, Calum Miller, Sarah Salviander

10 Seeds: Jonathan Noyes, Hillary Short, Anjeanette Roberts, Krista Bontrager

10 Seeds: Ethan Smith, Thomas Baker, Terry Mortenson, J. Randall Price

10 Seeds: John Ankerberg, Andy Bannister, Randall Niles, David Noebel

11 Seeds: Ron Rhoades, Richard Swinburne, Anthony Costello, Steve Schramm

11 Seeds: Wesley Huff, Paul Taylor, Jeff Durbin, Joel Settecase

11 Seeds: All About Apologetics, Connect Apologetics, God Apologetics, Jason Lisle

11 Seeds: Christian Evidence, Bible Quran, Brian Thomas, Glenn Miller

12 Seeds: Carl Kerby, Jacuqes More, Joseph Boot, Ryan Anderson

12 Seeds: Hank Hanegraaff, Richard Howe, Sam Shamoun, Reuben Kigame

12 Seeds: Denish Sebastian, Anna Colley, Kerby Anderson, Eye on Apologetics

13 Seeds: Kent Hovind, Randal Rauser, Matt Whitman, Juan Valdes

13 Seeds: Faith Defense, Apologist Supreme, Jeffery Tomkins, Frank Sherwin

13 Seeds: J. Budziszewski, Justin Bass, Georgia Purdom, Benjamin Shaw

13 Seeds: George Brahm, Scott Smith, Doug Powell, Believing Thinkers

14 Seeds: Michael Wilkens, Josh Montgomery, Robin Lopez, Christopher Travis Haun

14 Seeds: Douglas Potter, William Edgar, Anthony Horvath, Josh Ramussen

14 Seeds: Evang Intelligentsia, Science Meets Faith, Randy Guliuzza, Brant Pitre

14 Seeds: Mark Clark, Cathryn Buse, Carson Weitnauer, Praise that I Am

15 Seeds: Joel Duff, The Bunchernator, Bill Roach, Tim Chaffey

15 Seeds: James Walker, Paul Nowak, Marvin Huddleston, Adam English

15 Seeds: Kuria Jackson, Luther Conigliarro, Intelmin, Vernon Cupps

15 Seeds: James Johnson, Walt Brown, Jones Oliver, Julie Loos

16 Seeds: Christian Prince, Christopher Burke, Steven Collins, Casey Luskin

16 Seeds: Patrick Zukeran, Ken Boa, Gene Cook, David Marshall

16 Seeds: John W. Robbins, James Bishop, Jason Crowder, Charlie Campbell

16 Seeds: Todd Clay, Brian Chilton, Nick Peters, Daniel Wynne

First 4 Out: Mark Riser, Jeremy Scarbrough, Jonathan Pritchett, Tim Clarey

Next 4 Out: Eitan Bar

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