How P25 voting works
Like many facets of sports-entertainment, the inner workings of the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences (AWAS) are somewhat mysterious...but when it comes to how the POWER 25 is collaborated, you need wonder no more.
Every week, each of the Academy's members cast their votes for who should be ranked where on the POWER 25. The group is currently made up of 19 sports-entertainment experts (including WWE.com staffers and WWE television personalities), all of whom come together to determine the ultimate ranking of WWE's elite.
So here's what you need to know about the voting process for the POWER 25:
-P25 voting is based on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) the previous week's results, championship status, television appearances, strength and manner of loss or victory and intangibles.
-A points system determines the rankings, similar to that of the AP, Harris and ESPN polls used in college athletics. 25 points are awarded for a first-place vote, 24 for a second-place vote and so on, all the way down to one point for a 25th place vote. Since the Academy has 19 voting members, the maximum point total will be 475.
-Each week, the numbers are tallied and the top 25 Superstars, Extremists or Divas make the POWER 25. The number of first-place votes they receive will be listed next to their name, allowing you the fans to get a small glimpse of just how the members are voting.
-Similar to the "others receiving votes" column associated with college polls, the P25 will have the same column containing those Superstars and Extremists whose point totals fell just short of making the list that week.
The POWER 25 rankings are updated every Saturday, so be sure to check WWE.com to see where the Academy has ranked your favorite Superstar, Extremist or Diva.