How to calculate a ranked list when using Top pick
The Top pick reviewing mode in Good Grants does not produce a ranked list of winners but a group of winners in no particular order. To generate a ranked list, the Borda count method needs to be used outside of Good Grants with your exported results in Excel.
Borda count
Here is an explanation of the standard Borda count method, where points are allocated to applications based on the number of first preferences, second preferences, third preferences, and so on.
Essentially, each preference is given a score value, for this example, we'll work with finding the top five applications based on user preferences. Based on the number of ranked winners we want, we start by assigning the lowest preference (i.e. fifth) and lowest point value (i.e. 1). At the other end of the scale, we give the first preference the highest point value (i.e. 5). So, points per preference would be:
 First preference = 5 points
 Second preference = 4 points
 Third preference = 3 points
 Fourth preference = 2 points
 Fifth preference = 1 point
So, if an application had the following distribution of preferences:
1st preference

2nd preference

3rd preference

4th preference

5th
preference



Application A  3  2  5  2  1 
Then the points would be:
1st preference

2nd preference

3rd preference

4th preference

5th
preference



Application A  3 x 5 points  2 x 4 points  5 x 3 points  2 x 2 points  1 x 1 point 
=15  =8  =15  =4  =1 
Therefore, Application A would have scored a total of: 15 + 8 + 15 + 4 + 1 = 43 points.
Let's look at this with a larger dataset:
1st preference (5 points) 
2nd preference (4 points) 
3rd preference (3 points) 
4th preference (2 points) 
5th preference (1 point) 
Total points



Application A  3  2  5  2  1  =43 
3x5 = 15  2x4 = 8  5x3 = 15  2x2 = 4  1x1 = 1  
Application B  5  3  0  0  2  =39 
5x5 = 25  3x4 = 12  0x3 = 0  0x2 = 0  2x1 = 2  
Application C  1  7  2  3  3  =48 
1x5 = 5  7x4 = 28  2x3 = 6  3x2 = 6  3x1 = 3  
Application D  3  2  3  0  0  =32 
3x5 = 15  2x4 = 8  3x3 = 6  0x2 = 2  0x1 = 0  
Application E  10  2  0  3  2  =66 
10x5 = 50  0x4 = 0  0x3 = 0  3x2 = 6  2x1 = 2 
Based on the total points for each application, this would be the ranked list of entries from 1st to 5th:
 1st: Application E, 66 points
 2nd: Application C, 48 points
 3rd: Application A, 43 points
 4th: Application B, 39 points
 5th: Application D, 32 points
How to put Borda count into practice
 In the Manage workspace, go to Reviewing > Leaderboard and click Export
 Download an export of the data:
 If you need to see picks for all applications, download the Picks + comments export
 If you only want to look at pick for applications on the leaderboard, download the Results  Top pick export instead
 Once you have your exported results in Excel, add a column to the right of each Preference column
 Then all you need to do is multiply the preferences by the point allocation, and sum up your results in the total column
Here's what it looks like in Excel: