New Power Rank up: February '12
This thread will have spoilers.
The Power Rank still exists, but its removal from the right sidebar stifled discussion. While inveterate readers of the Power Rank may still frequent the now-hidden thread, more casual frequenters of TL may not notice it. Add to that amount the new people that find Brood War each season, and you've got a sizable number of Brood War-following members who won't view the Power Rank, other than when a new one appears in News every so often.
I think a discussion thread is needed. So, let's talk here. Who's hot? Who't not? Is your favorite player suddenly showing marked improvement in his micro/macro/ZvT/hairstyle? Have you noticed a new player that's stealthily creeping his way into the big leagues? Is a former star slumping? Was Shine a flash in the pan? Has Bisu lost in the offline qualifiers again?
I will write a new Power Rank on the first of each month. However, since we've only had one week of results thus far in this new season, the next Power Rank will not be written until January 1st of 2012. Your comments and discussion are integral to having a well-written Power Rank. After all, I am but one man, prone to making mistakes, showing bias, and overlooking details.
But together, we can create a comprehensive ranking. One free of overly-imposing bias. One that captures more than just the numbers. One that allows anybody to simply glance and then know who is on top of the world.
If you wish to navigate to the actual Power Rank (and ensuing comments), first go here: http://www.teamliquid.net/powerrank/
The most recent Ranking is listed at the top, with older ones being farther down the page. At the end of each Power Rank there is a link for the related comments.
And if you would like to make TL (for you) more Brood War-flavored, you can take a look at b0lt's BW userscript. With sidebar customization now available to all, it may be slightly out of date, but one of the options afforded to you is the placing of the Power Rank on the right sidebar.