OK, I snoozed on these and it doesn't look like UFC is archiving them (which, I guess, is why I've been replicating them here...SOMEBODY needs to archive them!) So I stole these from one of the SB Nation MMA sites. Nobody there was as obsessed about the voting panel as I am, so I don't have it for this set of rankings. Sorry! I'll keep looking around for it later (and I expect it may be available on the Web Archive in the near future), or if you're really bored like Mr. Boffo you can go to the 3/4 rankings (ufc.com) before THEY'RE gone and user their dropdown to see which of THOSE panelists submitted LAST week - which won't give you the ones who voted on 2/25 but not on 3/4, but oh well. I promise to never let you down again (until I get bored with this).
EDIT: Thanks to the Web Archive - here are the 52 members of the voting panel for these rankings: Jeremy Botter (Houston Chronicle/Bleacher Report) David Brown (Cherokee Scout) Emiliano Cándido (FOX Sports) Jeff Cain (MMAWeekly.com) Steve Cofield (ESPN Radio) Jorge Corrêa (UOL (Brazil)) Davi Correia (Veja.com) Ary Cunha (O Globo ) Mark Daniels (Boston Herald) Bob Emanuel (Scripps Howard News Service) Heidi Fang (MMA Fight Corner) Paulo Favero (O Estado de S Paulo ) Steve Feitl (Asbury Park Press) Joe Fernandez (Chicago Sun-Times) Joe Ferraro (Sportsnet) Mario Filho (OSS TV) Ryan Frederick (InsideFights.com) Grant Gordan (Burbank Leader) Ted Gruber (Redeye Chicago) Andreas Hale (FightNews) Randy Harris (WTAN Sports) Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com) Rafa Hernandez (Univision) Ana Hissa (Mundo da Luta ) Steve Jeffery (CFMU 93.3 FM) Mike Johnston (Sportsnet) Steve Juon (Wrestling Observer) Abe Kanan (The Abe Kanan Show SiriusXM) Case Keefer (Las Vegas Sun) James Koh (FOX 11 Los Angeles) Ron Kruck (Inside MMA) Mark LaMonica (Newsday) Claudia Lima (VIP) Damon Martin (MMAWeekly.com) Alexandre Matos (MMA Brasil ) Justin Mayer (Armed Forces Network) Franklin McNeil (ESPN.com) Guga Noblat (O Globo ) Eric O'Brien (Clear Channel) Chris Palmquist (MixedMartialArts.com) Nick Peet (Fighters Only) Klima Pessanha (Globoesporte.com) Ken Pishna (MMAWeekly.com) Marc Raimondi (NY Post) Ivan Raupp (Globoesporte.com) Fernando Rudnick (Gazeta do Povo) Marcelo Russio (Canal Combate ) Ariel Shnerer (Fight Network) John Silver (Chicago Sun-Times) Jonathan Snowden (Bleacher Report) Neil Springer (Sun Media) Jeff Wagenheim (SI.com)
And now, here ARE the 2/25 rankings, after UFC 157:
Pound-for-Pound 1 Anderson Silva 2 Jon Jones 3 Georges St-Pierre 4 Jose Aldo 5 Benson Henderson 6 Cain Velasquez 7 (8) Demetrious Johnson 8 (7) Dominick Cruz 9 Renan Barao 10 (NR) Frankie Edgar
Flyweight Champion : Demetrious Johnson 1 Joseph Benavidez 2 John Dodson 3 Ian McCall 4 John Moraga 5 Jussier Da Silva 6 Louis Gaudinot 7 Chris Cariaso 8 Darren Uyenoyama 9 John Lineker 10 Timothy Elliott
Bantamweight Champion : Dominick Cruz 1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion) 2 Urijah Faber 3 Michael McDonald 4 Eddie Wineland 5 Brad Pickett 6 Rafael Assuncao 7 (8) Scott Jorgensen 8 (7) Brian Bowles 9 Mike Easton 10 Ivan Menjivar
Featherweight Champion : Jose Aldo 1 Chad Mendes 2 Ricardo Lamas 3 (4) Frankie Edgar 4 (3) Chan Sung Jung 5 Cub Swanson 6 Dennis Siver 7 Dustin Poirier 8 (9) Nik Lentz 9 (10) Clay Guida 10 (8) Erik Koch
Lightweight Champion : Benson Henderson 1 Gilbert Melendez 2 Anthony Pettis 3 Gray Maynard 4 Nate Diaz 5 Jim Miller 6 Donald Cerrone 7 TJ Grant 8 Rafael dos Anjos 9 Joe Lauzon 10 Khabib Nurmagomedov
Welterweight Champion : Georges St-Pierre 1 Johny Hendricks 2 Carlos Condit 3 Nick Diaz 4 Rory MacDonald 5 Demian Maia 6 Jake Ellenberger 7 Martin Kampmann 8 (10) Tarec Saffiedine 9 (8) Josh Koscheck 10 (NR) Robbie Lawler (Out: Jon Fitch)
Middleweight Champion : Anderson Silva 1 Chris Weidman 2 Vitor Belfort 3 Michael Bisping 4 Yushin Okami 5 Constantinos Philippou 6 (7) Luke Rockhold 7 (6) Mark Munoz 8 Hector Lombard 9 (10) Chael Sonnen 10 (NR) Ronaldo Souza (Out: Alan Belcher)
Light Heavyweight Champion : Jon Jones 1 (2) Lyoto Machida 2 (3) Alexander Gustafsson 3 (1) Dan Henderson 4 Glover Teixeira 5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira T6 Rashad Evans T6 (7) Mauricio Rua 8 Phil Davis 9 Ryan Bader 10 Gegard Mousasi
Heavyweight Champion : Cain Velasquez 1 Junior dos Santos 2 Fabricio Werdum 3 Daniel Cormier 4 Antonio Silva 5 Frank Mir 6 Alistair Overeem 7 (8) Roy Nelson 8 (7) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 9 Stefan Struve 10 Shane Carwin
If Lance signs to Astana for 2009, no way in hell the Tour unjustly boots Astana again. They took enough flak for it this year when Astana didn't have a seven-time champion on its roster; imagine the cries of outrage if it did?