Last time out, we looked at most of our write-in folks. Given that many of them only had one vote, I really didn’t need to get into the various tiebreaking rounds that I use. Now that we are starting to move into the list proper and get into more ties that can be broken, it feels like I should line it out here just for reference.
If two or more folks are tied in total points, we move to the average per ballot, with the higher average winning the tie. Assuming that is the same, we go to the highest individual ballot, with again the high score getting the edge. If we are still tied, we go to the lowest individual ballot. Still tied, we use the percent of perfect ballots and then the percent of ballots that the individuals received one point. If it’s still tied after all that, we throw up our hands and leave it alone.
I debated about how to do these posts, but I think I’m going to stick with doing them for each block of roughly 25. We may wind up with more posts, but it’s basically a list of names and there’s only so much you can read before your eyes glaze over. I mean, some of you have checked out already and I’ve not even gotten to them. Of course, most of you aren’t reading this as you’ve skipped straight to the names. That’s fair.
So let’s get to it! You’ll see that we add an average column now as well as showing the percentage of 10 votes and last year’s ranking. If a person wasn’t ranked last year, you’ll see NR in that column. It should be noted that, if a person was on the form but wasn’t listed on a level of the ballots, they will fall off the form next year. I said 25% on the form (which would have been roughly 35) but I’ll see what that looks like and may make it a lower level. Now, I always ask for suggestions before the form is published so someone that falls off can ask to be added back on and will be, but this is one way to try to keep the form from getting terribly unwieldy.
That’s enough from me. Let’s get to the names.
Part of the problem with a list like this is that someone has to be bringing up the rear. I’ve had numerous good interactions with UnHolyDiver and the unpronounceable teufelshunde (I stick with Jon). Also, LambertSimnel is one of the best #cardsix players out there, winning in 2018 and making a strong run late in 2019 as well.
This section includes those two write-in folks that I talked about last time, those that had enough support to jump past some listed folks. AaronMSTL is part of The Musial Suspects podcast and, as I noted in the last post, they did a great job of helping get this out to a larger group of people. Christian Rabbit has quickly become an integral part of Cards Twitter and it seems like he already knows everyone on there! As for the others, SilverTown is our first person to move up in the rankings, having been a write-in last year and then on the ballot in 2019. Eric Schmitt might be the highest ranking person on this list, holding the position of Missouri’s Attorney General, and sheckiezx is one of my Star Wars compadres.
Couldn’t find uhnooffense when putting this together–not sure if it’s a temporary absence or they shut down their account. It looks like TonOfClayton isn’t podcasting anymore, which is too bad. I don’t see my friend Corey Rudd on quite as often anymore, but the dad thing and the work thing can keep anyone sane from spending too much time on Twitter.
There’s 25 of them for you. We’ll be back later today with the next chunk!