The percentage number

We've changed how we calculate the percentage column up above. You'll note that it no longer adds up to 100%. Here's why:

The percentage now reflects how close to a perfect unanimous vote we're projecting each candidate will get. In other words, if all 924 voters vote Troy Smith in the #1 spot - that's 100%.

Why does this matter? It allows you to compare Trophy candidates from one year to the next.

For example: In 2005, Reggie Bush got closer to a perfect unanimous vote than anyone in history - with 91.8% of the possible points. That beat the previous record, set in 1988 by Ricky Williams - who had 85.2% percent.

Here's the big spreadsheet with all the past winners on it - and how they performed.

Kari Chisholm | December 8, 2006 | Comment on This Post (1 so far)
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Don't you mean 1998 for Ricky Williams, not 1988?

Posted by: Goberry | Dec 9, 2006 11:00:08 AM

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