How to vote PM me (TheRinger) your top 10 teams ranked in order 1 thru 10 after each weekend. Example: 1. Big City SuperDupers 2. Bugtussle Red Slammer Beaters 3. MyTeam . . . 10 The Whoevers Include who you coach for. Votes must be in by Tuesday night. FAQ Q. Who is eligible to vote? A. Coaches and assistant coaches of travel ball teams. However, only one ballot per team is counted. There is also certain number of special exception voters that cast ballots. These are addicted status OFC members who have coached and voted in the past but do not necessarily coach a team this year. Q. What if I want a special exception to vote? A. PM me why you think you should be included in the voting. You must have addicted status. Those that do vote with an exception are "pillars" in the OFC community and know Ohio softball. The comments I receive with their votes indicate they take it serious. Q. How are the points calculated? A. First place votes get 10 points, 2nd place gets 9 point, so on and so forth with 10th place getting one point. Point are totaled and ordered. Q. Can I vote for my own team? A. Yes, if you feel you deserve the ranking then by all means. Q. Do you modify the results? A. No, I tally the votes and let the chips fall where they may. Q. How much politics are involved in the voting? A. From the votes I get, I would say very little. Most voters are honest with their ballots. I'm sure there is some politicking going on here and there but nothing that is overly blatant or even noticeable. Q. My team is very good but we are not even noticed. The same teams always seem to be on top. How do we get noticed? A. If your team is very good, then you will be noticed before long. However, your team must play a decent schedule with some visibility and signature wins. Early season polls reflect history and "street cred" built up from their past history. Once the season swings into full force, if you are truly the cream, you will rise to the top. (see Tigerlillies of last year) Q. What are these polls for? What do they mean? Why should I care? A. The polls are strictly for fun and a way to raise awareness of the teams around the state. They are conversation starters plain and simple. There are no awards and no big crystal softball trophy at the end of the season. Even if your team is not in the poll but knocks off a top 10 team, I guarantee your team will get some pub. Q. Can we see who votes and how? A. No. In order to maintain an honest poll, all votes are private. Q. Who named you the Poll Czar? A. Me.