[eDebate] How I voted for the First-Rounds

repkowil at msu.edu repkowil
Tue May 19 14:37:37 CDT 2009

As I did the first-round balloting (Feb), I included my rationale for each placement. Most of the decisions were based on math, but some were not. 

This is all part of an effort to have a slightly more transparent process -- as well as a follow-up on this post: 


That post explains the system that I (currently) use. 

I am hoping for non-Strega feedback on the system. Plus, I think some people may be interested in seeing how the theory of the system worked-out in practice.

Also, please consider the committee works unlike any other committee I've ever really been on -- there is no "debate" within the committee as to how to rank, what criteria to use, etc. 

I owe a special thanks to Eric Morris of Mo State. He -- like me -- is a "debate rankings dork" of sorts. He helped me realize that the rationale for first-round voting can and should be discussed publicly. We both agreed to post on the subject -- and this is an extension of that joint effort.

The rankings/rationale for each applicant are attached.  

The first two sections are for the math nerds ? the more interesting stuff is where the document starts to say: ??????????????? "Why ranked ranked Kansas 2nd, etc" 

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