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VEB Power Poll, pre-Spring Training

Greetings, fellow VEB'ers!

As has been discussed in the Fox Power Poll thread, some of you have shown interest in creating a weekly power poll for this season. I'm volunteering my time each week to compile the results. I hope that doing this will accomplish two things. For one, I hope this will generate alot of discussion about the entire league once a week, while the rest of our time will be focused on our Cardinals. My other hope is that as many VEB members as possible will contribute to the poll.

The way I'm envisioning it working is that every Sunday, after the afternoon games, I will put up a FanPost asking for VEB input. The deadline will be noon central time Monday. At some point on that Monday, I will put up another FanPost, or maybe just a FanShot that shows the results of the poll, along with some other interesting (interesting, at least, to me) information such as each pollster's standard deviation from the total poll. For those who would be interested, I could divide the poll into an NL and an AL poll, but first and foremost, I'd like to have an entire MLB poll.

So how does this work? It's simple. All you have to do is type out your rankings in a readable way for me to input into an excel sheet. You do not have to comma-delimit the rankings (I'd actually prefer you didn't). My preferred format from you would be a line-by-line list of the teams, with the number rank in front of the team. For example:

1. Cardinals

You can give just the nickname, or the city name. I'm not planning on turning this into a CSV file or writing a program that compiles this. I'll be doing this all by hand. I don't think it will take too long, but if I find it to be too strenuous, I'll look into another way.

So, without further ado, I'm giving everyone until 5 PM central time on Tuesday, February 24 to submit his/her ballot for the pre-Spring Training poll. I'll post it sometime on Wednesday. If you have any questions, or if my description isn't clear enough, please ask. Have fun!

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