AP Voting Going Public
It appears most of the news you can use this week is out there and your Guru has been rather busy on several fronts to go longer right now.
So here's something to whet your appetities.
The Associated Press voting boards for men and women's basketball polls received notice that beginning Sunday, each voter's ballot will be posted at the AP's online site. (No, I don't have the link yet, but will unless one of you Guru readers find it first, I'll be back late today.)
Each week's vote will remain posted throughout the rest of the season.
Terry Taylor, who heads the AP sports operation, told me Wednesday, that they already do it for football (there's a link hint for you) and she didn't think about it until recently about applying the practice to the basketball polls.
Additionally, where obtainable, there will be dynamic links to each voter's coverage of the sport at their respective newspaper sites and/or blogs
For example, the AP would link my name to this site and Philly.com (or something deeper in Philly.com to cut down the fishing you sometimes have to do to find the print stories I do. (But that's why Jonathan got my recommendation for a job there to solve these situations. :) ).
So that's the news. Speaking of Philly.com, I did a follow-up for our Jersey zones in print for today's (Thursday editions) although much of what I wrote you all got from me after the game in the blog report here.
We'll be back late today.