Updated standings for the 2023-2024 Extemp Central National Points Race have been released.  Check them out by clicking here or the “Natl Points Race” tab above.

The new standings do not reflect much of a change at the top as highly ranked competitors did not attend this year’s Extemp TOC or the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament.  Sruti Peddi of BASIS Scottsdale (AZ) remains the nation’s number one ranked extemper, holding a 106 point lead with one tournament remaining.

That tournament will be the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.  The last top 25 before NSDA decides which extemp category at NSDA will receive a 50 points bonus.  Since 15 of the top 25 competitors are doing International Extemp, this means that the winner of International Extemp will earn 250 points and the final round winner will receive 50 points.  The winner of United States Extemp, which has 5 ranked competitors, will receive 200 points and the final round winner will receive 40 points.