I have a few improvements to the Tracker in mind for the coming year. Have a look at the preview available at bit.ly/hof2017 and let me know what you think.
- I’ve “hidden” candidates who are expected to receive less than ~10% support in a group (which can be revealed by clicking the “+” above column AH). This frees up screen real estate for candidates expected to receive higher vote totals, and makes data in their columns easier to read.
- After expanding the hidden group, a summary of ballots with X number of players is available. I’ll likely move this elsewhere later.
- Rows 9 and 10 detail actual final percent versus the percent a player received on pre-results public ballots, as well as public ballot percent versus private ballot percent from last year.
- Xs instead of 1s for votes.
- “Net +/- among returning voters” is now automated instead of manually tallied. Now it’ll be accurate!
- Anonymous ballots separated out from the true public ones.
- A landing page (tab) with top line information only: players’ current percentages, number of ballots revealed, and net +/-. See the “Summary” tab for a simple version of the idea.
Update 1/20/16 – additional implementations from reader suggestions:
- Gained votes and lost votes given individual rows, 20 and 21 (thanks @sarsdell)
- Added “Projected Net Gain Needed for 75%” at row 23 (thanks @flubs68 and many others).
- As noted on the sheet, this is based on numerous assumptions: Total ballots cast will be 450 (likely to be updated later this year when more is known), total first-time voters will be 15 and each candidate will receive the same % among them as he received among first-time voters last year, returning # of voters will be 435
- Formula: 338 votes needed for 75% – ((435 * actual % from 2016) + (15 * % among first-time voters last year)) = # of net gained votes needed this year for 75%
- Pre-announcement, post-announcement, and anonymous ballots have individual tallies, currently at B29, B33, and B36 (thanks @stabilio1)