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Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Power Rankings Support' started by StampsFans, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. StampsFans

    StampsFans New Member Pickem

    Would be awesome to have a widget/addon in the sidebar that allowed to list sports teams and their weekly "Power Ranking".

    These rankings would simply be inputted on the Admin side every week.

    Similar to the Pickem widget, there would be a team logo, but there would also need to be green up and red down arrows to show how their ranking compares to last week. Users would have the ability to look back on the entire year and see how the teams moved up and down each week.

    The plugin could be that simple, or you could also have the ability to have write-ups on why each team received that ranking.
  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    just sayin....


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  3. StampsFans

    StampsFans New Member Pickem

    Haha, excellent - you read my mind!

    (it must be cause I visited Missoula a couple weeks ago)
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Im not sure when I will get around to working on this again, but its want/need for my NFL sites, so I hope to get a basic version out for testing this fall. It has a LONG ways to go, but the frame work is in place. It will include [bd] widget framework renderers which will allow you to create widgets that you can use the [bd] framework to place anywhere (using custom hooks which will allow you to put a widget into a pickem template).

    Next time you visit "The Zoo", hit me up so we can go have a few man soda's at the Iron Horse or Bigsky Brew!
  5. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    First of all, this is awesome.

    Second of all, Stamps suck!



  6. StampsFans

    StampsFans New Member Pickem

    Haha, must be a Riders fan - how's that working out for you this year? :lmao:
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  7. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    I'm in Vancouver, so the Riders this year is working out well for the both of us :)
  8. tajhay

    tajhay Active Member CAS Premium AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    new sports addon? :)
  9. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Yes (altho, it could technically be used for non sports as well)
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  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Since its getting really close to being released, I might as well post a few screen shots...

    This first screen shot is the Power Rankings Index aka Home page. It will display Power Rankings for the DEFAULT (Admin Set) Sport and Current Season for that sport eg, I have NFL set as the default Sport and I have the 2015 NFL Pre Season set as the "Current" season. You are able to switch to different sports (as you can see in the image) and once the sport is switched, you can switch to any Season for that sport (in case you want to look back on the 2014 NBA season).

    The Rankings are grouped by WEEK and Sorted by Newest to Oldest.. eg, it will first list all the Week 3 Power Rankings (sorted Oldest to Newest), then Week 2's and then Week 1's. The list is paginated in case you have A LOT of people creating Rankings.

    NOTE: This addon can be used in multiple ways.. eg, you as an Admin can run it all by yourself OR you can let your members create a Ranking for a Season and they too can submit weekly power rankings (as you can see, gedd32 submitted a Power Ranking for Week 3 (but not one for week 1 and week 2).


    Here you can see what the Switch Season looks like...


    Each SPORT has a Ranking Authors page. This page lists any member that has created a "Ranking". This page also allows you to switch between different sports/seasons. Its paginated for those with lots of participation. You'll also see that this page has a "Manage Ranking" . This is how you access the area where you create all the Power Rankings for your "ranking".


    When you are on the Ranking Authors Page, you can click on an Author which takes you to a page that lists all the Power Rankings that they have submitted for the current Sport/Season. Click on the Power Ranking Title to go to the actual Power Ranking (which is the same as clicking on the title on the Main Landing Page).


    This is the main "Manage Ranking" page. This is where you can edit your Ranking (which is simply a TITLE and a STATUS) and Manage each Power Ranking (Each week of a Ranking is called a "Power Ranking").

    You can only create a Power Ranking when the week is OPEN (Admin controls when a week is open). If you MISS a week, you are locked out from doing anything for that week.


    This is the Week Create/Edit form. You are able to set a STATUS (Draft, Visible and if you have permission, you can set to moderated and deleted as well).

    You give your Power Ranking a Title (as its like an Article). You type up your message (Optional) and then you DRAG and DROP the teams in the Order you want to Rank them. Then save.

    NOTE: You can edit a Power Ranking at any time to change things like Status, Title and Message, however, only when the week is OPEN can you change the ORDER. When the NEXT week opens, the previous week LOCKS and you can no longer change the RANKING ORDER. This is because when you create the next week, its created based on the Previous weeks Ranking Order (which is how the Gain and Loss functionality works).


    You'll notice the Team Name is a LINK. This allows you to add TEXT for each specific team (this is optional). You can also add the team record (this is the record at the time of the Ranking, not the over all record). Its only used for display purposes


    And here is what an actual Power Ranking looks like (those of you that are NFL Fans have probably seen this exact ranking on NFL.com (as I used it for dummy data lol)

    At the top is the TITLE that you created for the week. then it displays your Avy along with create date and if you've updated it, will display that info as well. Then the MESSAGE will display (fully parsed, just like a thread post), then following that is a drop down that lets you select previous weeks rankings from the author. and finally, the Rankings. The list in order 1 thru how many ever teams there are for the sport.

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  11. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    Very nice!

    A suggestion: less time on screen shots and more time on packaging up please ;)
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  12. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    charging you DOUBLE lol
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  13. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    It's not THAT nice.


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  14. Kintaro

    Kintaro Active Member AMS RMS Premium Showcase Sportsbook Pickem

    Hello @Bob could you explain Power Ranking to me (and maybe to all the non US people)? I can't understand them... (I googled too).

    Are "manual rankings" with some comment (from an expert for example) for each team or item on the ranking list?
  15. StampsFans

    StampsFans New Member Pickem

    Will there also be a "simple" way to rank the teams each week? Meaning, just a simple ranking for each team with no write-ups. (although I do like the write up option as well)

    Will there be a sidebar widget? Would like to be able to see the current week and a graphic to show if the team is up, down, or equal from last week.
  16. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    The Message fields (for both the Power Ranking week and for each team) are optional. Here you can see teams with no "message" data. Its optional PER TEAM eg, some teams can have text, others no text... its up to you. You can publish without text and add text when you have time. Its flexible.


    As you can see by the above image, if the team dropped, there will be a RED value which indicates the number of positions that team dropped from the previous week. Same with gains (in Green). If no indicator, that means they are in the same position as the previous week.
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  17. Kintaro

    Kintaro Active Member AMS RMS Premium Showcase Sportsbook Pickem

    I can't understand if the ranking order will be manual or not.
  18. Regs

    Regs Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    It would be manual, that is the point.
  19. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its a manual ranking on purpose (so that each author can set their own based on opinion and their own ranking formula's).
    As Regs mentioned, that is the entire point of the addon. Its based on OPINION, not some stats based formula that would make everyone's rankings the same.

    Power Rankings are just a fun read... nothing more, nothing less. The Rankings are not official and don't mean anything, they are merely the Authors opinion. Fans LOVE to comment on Power Rankings as well as many Fan Sites allow members to create their own (Usually as a Thread and posts as comments, however, this is a much more organized way of doing it). You can also use it in reverse format for DRAFT Rankings eg, projecting the #1 overall pick of the draft.

    There are OTHER kinds of Power Rankings, but they are OFFICIAL eg, Soccer Fans will know what a Power Index is (which is a ranking based on specific stats). Its more of a "Power Standings" than a "Power Ranking".
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  20. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Power Rankings 1.0.0 Beta 1 is now available on a limited basis. For those of you that are interested, you can inbox me a request.
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