SIC Top 10

L’UFRC propose à la SIC une nouvelle façon d’élire le Top 10. Autour de représentants nationaux des médias, les entraîneurs de la SIC participeront avec d’autres membres actifs des médias, membres de l’UFRC.

Pour révision, voici la version provisoire de la proposition :
Le Top 10 Canadien de l’UFRC/SIC
i.) L’UFRC sera responsable du vote et de la tabulation hebdomadaires du « Top 10 Canadien de l’UFRC/SIC ».
VOTE :
i.) Le vote sera partagé à deux niveaux ;
a.) Le comité du Top 10 et des 27 entraîneurs-chefs de la SIC.
b.) tous autres membres en bonne et due forme de l’UFRC.
ii.) ii.) le vote sera évalué comme
a.) chaque vote du comité du Top 10 et des 27 entraîneurs de la SIC sera surpondéré comme équivalent à trois votes.
b.) chaque vote d’un membre de l’UFRC sera évalué en tant qu’un vote unique.

iii.) Le comité du Top 10 sera composé de : :
a.) Six électeurs de l’Ouest Canadien.
b.) Six électeurs de l’Ontario.
c.) Six électeurs combinés du Québec et des Maritimes.
d.) Six électeurs représentants les médias nationaux.
e.) Trois électeurs sélectionnés par l’UFRC.
Le nombre d’électeurs ne dépassera pas 27.
iv.) Le comité votant des entraineurs.
a.) Chaque entraîneur en chef d’une équipe de la SIC, ou un membre désigné, soumettra son vote du Top 10 qui ne pourra inclure un vote pour sa propre équipe.
Le nombre total d’électeurs ne sera pas supérieur à 27.

v.) Le Vote
a.) Les choix seront soumis par les membres éligibles à une adresse de courriel accessible au compilateur du comité du Top 10 à 16 h (HM), à 15h (HNE), 13h (HC), ou midi (HP) le lundi suivant les joutes de la SIC. Cette journée sera prolongé au mardi, les semaines où des joutes sont disputées le lundi.
b.) Les électeurs peuvent choisir autant d’équipes qu’ils croient se qualifier pour le Top 10, sans excéder 10.
c.) Les résultats seront alors expédié au bureau d’information de la SIC avant le lundi à 23:59 HNE.
d.) La SIC publiera le scrutin le jour suivant.
RÉSULTATS
i.) Les résultats seront établis par un système de points, puisque les votes sont pondérés.
ii.) On notera ceci sur tous communiqués ; – « Le scrutin est choisi par les journalistes de football universitaire du comité Canada Top 10, des entraîneurs en chef de la SIC, et des membres de l’UFRC par un vote pondéré. »
iii.)Rapports Hebdomadaires:
a.) Le Top 10 pré-saison sera choisi la semaine précédent le premier week-end de compétition dans au moins deux des quatre conférences impliquées.
b.) Le Top 10 de la semaine sera voté à chaque semaine jusqu’à la fin de la première semaine des finales, dans au moins deux des quatre conférences impliquées.
Nous sommes ouverts aux suggestions. Certains détails qui peuvent changer dans cette proposition au fur et à mesure que les choses se développent.

The CIS top professional prospect award

In an effort to promote the connection between the CIS and CFL, the UFRC has proposed to the CIS the establishment of The CIS Top Canadian Pro Prospect award.

This is the draft proposal, presented to the CIS sports information directors and marketing committee.

The CIS Top Canadian Pro Prospect

i.) In conjunction with the CFL, it is the intent of the UFRC to create an annual award given to the player deemed as the top non-import professional prospect who is playing at a CIS school.

CANDIDATES:
The candidates must:
a.) Play at a CIS school in the current season.
b.) Be a player who is eligible for the CFL Draft in the following spring.
c.) Be in good academic standing at his institution.

VOTING:
i.) Eligible voters:
a.) Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
b.) Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.
c.) Preference for the national or at large voter will be done in consultation with the CFL head office.

ii.) Ballots:
First round voting:
a.) A voting panel for each conference shall submit their choices of their Top Five pro-prospects from each conference, no later than the completion of week four of the conference’s season.
b.) The voting day will be the Tuesday following the completion of week four in each conference.
c.) The composition of the voting panel for the first round shall be as follows:

Canada West; 1 UFRC voter from Canada West, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

OUA; 1 UFRC voter from Ontario, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

QUFL; 1 UFRC voter from Quebec, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

AUS; 1 UFRC voter from Atlantic Canada, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the final position, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

Second Round voting:
a.) A national voting panel shall select the top five CIS professional prospects from the 20 players selected from the first round of voting.
b.) The second round of voting will start on the Tuesday after the final regular season game played in the CIS.
c.) The composition of the voting panel shall be:

Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the final position, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

Final Round voting:
a.) A national voting panel shall select the winner of the CIS professional prospect award from the five finalists selected from the second round of voting.
b.) The final round of voting will start on the Tuesday after the final first round playoff game played in the CIS.
c.) The composition of the voting panel shall be:

o Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
o Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the first position, there shall be a run-off vote between the top vote getters. If a tie remains after a run-off vote, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

A new way of selecting the Top 10

So many folks have complained about the CIS Top 10, but few have suggested an equitable and somewhat accurate alternative.

The UFRC is proposing to the CIS a new way of voting for the top 10. Along with a media panel, CIS coaches will participate along with other active members of the media who are members of the UFRC.

For the record, here’s the draft version of the proposal:

The UFRC/CIS Canadian Top 10

i.) The UFRC shall be responsible for the weekly polling and tabulation of the “UFRC/CIS Canadian Top 10”.

VOTING:
i.) The voting shall be tiered into two levels;

a.) Top 10 committee and 27 CIS coaches.

b.) All other members in good standing of the UFRC.

ii.) The voting shall be valued as:

a.) Each ballot from the Top 10 committee and 27 CIS coaches shall be valued as three ballots.

b.) Each ballot from a UFRC member shall be valued as one ballot.

iii.) The Top 10 committee shall be comprised of:

a.) Six voters from Western Canada.
b.) Six voters from Ontario.
c.) Six voters combined from Quebec and the Maritimes.
d.) Six voters from national media organizations.
e.) Three voters selected by the UFRC at large.
The total number of voters shall not exceed 27.

iv.) Coaches voting committee.

a.) Each head coach of an active CIS team, or designate shall submit a Top 10 vote that shall not include a vote for his team.
The total number of voters shall not exceed 27.

v.) Ballots:

a.) A choice of the top 10 shall be submitted by eligible members to an e-mail address accessible to the tabulator of the Top 10 committee by 4 p.m. AT, 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, or Noon PT on the Monday following the week of games in the CIS. This shall be extended to Tuesday on the weeks where Monday games are played.

b.) Voters may select as many teams who they think can qualify for recognition in a top 10, not exceeding 10.

c.) The results will then be sent to the CIS Sports Information Office before the Monday at 23:59 ET.

d.) The CIS shall release the poll the following day.

RESULTS

i.) Results shall be ranked via points, since the ballots are weighted.

ii.) It will be noted on all releases that;
– “The poll is selected by the University Football Reporters of Canada Top 10 committee, CIS Head Coaches, and the UFRC membership by a weighted ballot.”

iii.) Reporting times:

a.) The Pre-Season Top 10 shall be selected on the week leading to the first full weekend of competition in at least two out of the four competing conferences.

b.) The weekly Top 10 shall vote week-to-week until the completion of the first week of playoffs in at least two of the four competing conferences.

We’re open to suggestions. There are some details that may change in this proposal as things develop.