We’ve resisted for weeks the temptation to resort to contrived, space-filling crap during the slow time, but like my air conditioner during Saturday’s 100-degree open-air sauna, we’ve finally surrendered.
Starting Monday, we’ll roll out the PFT Preseason Power Rankings.
It’ll be a gradual climb, with two teams unveiled per day, starting at No. 32 and culminating with (you guessed it) No. 1.
It’s not a predicted finish to the 2012 season but a snapshot of where every team is right now. Inevitably, some will climb and some will fall.
We used an objective method for devising the inherently subjective list. The five PFT writers (MDS, Gantt a/k/a TT-bone, Alper, Silva, and yours truly) listed the teams separately, and then MDS broke out the abacus, applying 32 points for each first-place vote, one for each 32nd-place vote, and a sliding scale in between.
We’ve divvied up the 32 teams, with each franchise getting a closer look that will be reminiscent of the team-by-team previews from the one-time-only 2010 PFT Season Preview magazine.
I’ve got the first team, which also is the last team. The full write-up will appear tomorrow morning, unless I find a way to blow the deadline. TT-bone has No. 31, which will be unveiled Monday afternoon.
And so it will go, until the top team is named on July 24.
Yes, it’s space-filling crap. But at least we admit it.