Oh, not just the first pick, its all 12 in order of finish (I realize my post implied just the first pick was predetermined
If new guys take the spots, that is random for who they took over for, or I've seen where they are tucked at the end of the 1st round in order they signed up etc
That's an interesting idea. I'm in other leagues where we do this and another where its random. Thing is - what if three guys drop out and they had the 1st, 6th, and 12 picks? How do you assign the three newbies who replace them? I'm with Rob - if it was a keeper league and you had the same guys year after year, I think this would make sense, but if teams are turning over fairly regualrly, random is the only fair way to do it. I also don't think you can set up a rule like this for current year draft - it would have to apply to next year. Otherwise people who vote for it now are basing their votes on where they would end up drafting since we already know how people performed last year.