I don’t know about you, but, now that the season is over, I’m spent. A report on last night’s gymnastics meet will follow tomorrow; a full explanation of---and, if necessary, revision of---my postseason top 25 will follow shortly thereafter.
For now, here is the preliminary BlogPoll ballot draft I submitted this afternoon, which (to reiterate) will be explained soon. Ignore the arrows; I started from a clean white piece of paper (several, actually) and organized the entire top 25 anew, without regard to my own earlier ballots.
Here is how my resume-based rankings break down:
Your constructive criticisms are appreciated. I’ll let you know how I distinguished the teams---and, particularly, why I came down the way I did on choosing the No. 1 team, a question with which I wrestled extensively---in short order. As always, persuasive cases made in the comments may sway me and convince me to change my rankings before the final deadline.