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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 7/31/19

1 Seeds: Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Michael Licona

1 Seeds: Craig Hazen, Wintery Knight, Theologetics, David Wood

1 Seeds: Brett Kunkle, Greg Koukl, JP Moreland, J. Warner Wallace

1 Seeds: Alvin Plantinga, John Lennox, John Reynolds, Natasha Crain

2 Seeds: Nancy Pearcey, Daniel Wallace, Lisa Quintana, Jonathan McLatchie

2 Seeds: Craig Evans, Melissa Cain Travis, Gary Habermas, Frank Turek

2 Seeds: James White, Tim Barnett, Josh McDowell, Paul Copan

2 Seeds: Amy Davison, Andrew Stratelates, Ray Comfort, Lenny Esposito

3 Seeds: Nate Sala, Bibledingers, Tim Keller, Luke Wright

3 Seeds: Justin Brierly, Sean McDowell, Michael Brown, Mike Winger

3 Seeds: Mark Mittelberg, K. Scott Oliphint, Christian Defenders, Abdu Murray

3 Seeds: Mary Jo Sharp, Stephen Meyer, Cameron Bertuzzi, New York Apologetics

4 Seeds: Orthodox Defender, Amy Hall, Alisa Childers, Five Minute Faith

4 Seeds: Apolo Jedi, Ryan Pauly, Fazale Rana, Vocab Malone

4 Seeds: Alan Shlemon, John Stonestreet, Timothy McCabe, Faithful Thinkers

4 Seeds: Erik Manning, Jonathan Morrow, Peter Kreeft, Standardized Apologetics

5 Seeds: Jonathan Sheffield, Hugh Ross, Timothy McGrew, The Poached Egg

5 Seeds: One Minute Apologist, Vince Vitale, Whaddo You Meme, Daniel Ray

5 Seeds: Edwin Yamauchi, SJ Thomason, Inspiring Philosophy, Invoking Theism

5 Seeds: Mike Del Rosario, Andrew Schumacher, The Daily Apologist, Sye Ten Bruggencate

6 Seeds: Ryan Kunst, Ex Muhammadan, J. Brian Huffling, Craig Blomberg

6 Seeds: Douglas Groothuis, Clay Jones, The Mentionables, Robert Bowman Jr

6 Seeds: William Dembski, Phil Fernandes, Twin City Apologetics, Lindsey Medenwaldt

6 Seeds: Kenneth Samples, Jeff Zweerink, Holly Ordway Paul Gould

7 Seeds: Braxton Hunter, Jonathan Noyes, Rebekah Valerius, Hillary Short

7 Seeds: Krista Bontrager, Thomas Baker, David Deane, Terry Mortenson

7 Seeds: J. Randall Price, Ron Rhoades, Jay Smith, John Ankerberg

7 Seeds: Francis Beckwith, David K. Clark, Harold Felder, Alister Mcgrath

8 Seeds: Chad Meister, Ron Rhoades, Don Stewart, NT Wright

8 Seeds: Anthony Costello, Steve Schramm, Wesley Huff, RC Apologist

8 Seeds: Kurt Jaros, Jay Medenwaldt, Ken Ham, Mars Hill Apologetics

8 Seeds: John Dunfee, Oklahoma Apologetics, John Frame, All about Apologetics

9 Seeds: Connect Apologetics, Del Potter, Apologia 411, Jason Lisle

9 Seeds: Christian Evidence, Bible Quran, Francis Collins, Jorge Gil

9 Seeds: Carl Kerby, Jacques More, Friendly Beard, Alex McFarland

9 Seeds: Rebecca McLauhchlan, Hillary Ferrer, Kerby Anderson, Matt Slick

10 Seeds: Cerebral Faith, Ryan Anderson, Hank Hanegraaff, Matt Whitman

10 Seeds: AJ Roberts, Paul Wykes, Sam Shamoun, Deflating Atheism

10 Seeds: Eric Hernandez, Georgia Purdom, Hunter Bailey, Social Apologetics

10 Seeds: Eye on Apologetics, Juan Valdes, Faith Defense, Apologist Supreme

11 Seeds: Jeffery Tomkins, Bodie Hodge, JP Holding, Blake Giunta

11 Seeds: Edward Feser, Christopher Travis Haun, Joseph Holden, Anthony Horvath

11 Seeds: Bruce Little, Truthbomb Apologetics, George Brahm, J. Budziszewski

11 Seeds: Craig Reed, Nephillim Free, Doug Powell, Believing Thinkers

12 Seeds: Calum Miller, Eric Hovind, Carson Weitnauer, Praise that I Am

12 Seeds: Evang Intelligentsia, God Apologetics, Science Meets Faith, Brian Thomas

12 Seeds: Brant Pitre, Glenn Miller, Joseph Boot, Mark Clark

13 Seeds: Richard Howe, Michael Wilkens, Josh Montgomery, Vernon Cupps

13 Seeds: James Johnson, Frank Sherwin, Scott Smith, Sarah Salviander

13 Seeds: Julie Loos, Ropin Lopez, Arjeanette Roberts, Christian Prince

13 Seeds: Ethan Smith, Christopher Burke, Steven Collins, Casey Luskin

14 Seeds: Douglas Potter, Benjamin Shaw, Patrick Zuckeran, Andy Bannister

14 Seeds: Ken Boa, Gene Cook, William Edgar, David Marshall

14 Seeds: Randall Niles, David Noebel, John W. Robbins, Richard Swinburne

14 Seeds: James Bishop, Jason Crowder, Paul Taylor, Josh Ramussen

15 Seeds: Jeff Durbin, Joel Settecase, Kent Hovind, Randal Rauser

15 Seeds: Jones Oliver, The Bunchernator, Intelmin, Randy Guliuzza

15 Seeds: Charlie Campbell, Walt Brown, Justin Bass

15 Seeds: Joel Duff, Cathryn Buse, Tim Clarey, Eitan Bar

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