Second Round: 2008 SBC Blog Madness at SBC Voices

The Final Four has begun

After 770+ votes and nearly 50 comments, it’s time to advance the final 16 Southern Baptist blogs to the second round of Blog Madness. The first round focused on the relative influence of these bloggers. For this session I want you to consider the helpfulness of each blog, especially when they write about SBC related issues. Or suppose that Baptist was going to carry one blog post a month from from four blogs, which blogger would you suggest?

Update: New prized addedread more here.

Despite all my hard work, I was only able to manufacture a small measure of “controversy” over the first round. Some points I should clarify. First, my mistakes in selection and seeding were generously overruled by the voters. I attempted to be fair, but alas one man/woman’s yard sale is another man/woman’s treasure hunt. Second, I am very grateful for the suggestions, corrections, and thorns I’ve received via email and comments. Please keep them coming ( Third, I’ve added a prize just to stir up some hearty competition. <Insert your conspiracy theory here >

Here’s how this round will work:

  • I’ve resorted the blog rankings in each division according to the votes received in round one.
  • You can vote for one blog in each division
  • On Thursday, the top blog in each bracket will advance
  • The Final Four will begin Thursday (4/3/08) night and end the following Monday evening
  • The poll is set to limit votes from the same IP address. This will only affect you if you are sharing an internet connection.

Prize For The Winner
I have just decided to award the final winner a $50 gift certificate to Have fun!

East Division

  1. sbc IMPACT (Geoff Baggett & Team)
    Round One: 70 Votes
  2. The Fullness of Time (Nathan Finn)
    Round One: 61 Votes
  3. SBC Outpost (Team Blog)
    Round One: 59 Votes
  4. Reformissionary (Steve McCoy)
    Round One: 51 Votes

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Midwest Division

  1. Micah Fries
    Round One: 81 Votes
  2. Provocations & Pantings (Timmy Brister)
    Round One: 66 Votes
  3. Joining God In His Work (Les Puryear)
    Round One: 62 Votes
  4. SBC Tomorrow (Peter Lumpkins)
    Round One: 60 Votes

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West Division

  1. Ed Stetzer
    Round One: 90 Votes
  2. Grace and Truth To You (Wade Burleson)
    Round One: 83 Votes
  3. selahV today (Hariette Petersen)
    Round One: 53 Votes
  4. Said At Southern Seminary (Team Blog)
    Round One: 48 Votes

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South Division

  1. Founders Ministry Blog (Tom Ascol)
    Round One: 79 Votes)
  2. Praisegod Barebones (Bart Barber)
    Round One: 61 Votes
  3. Downshore Drift (Alan Cross)
    Round One: 55 Votes
  4. SBC (Team Blog)
    Round One: 52 Votes

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  1. says

    John – The best I can figure is that when people don’t know (don’t like) any of the choices they just don’t vote.

    OR if people come over from a blog that has linked the tournament, they come to vote for that person only.

    It is interesting …