If this was how it worked, then we would have very few ties due to some people ranking all games.
My understanding of the way the voting system works is that the game with the most first place votes wins. The second place vote of those who voted for the winner is now counted as their first place vote. This repeats until all places have been filled/all votes have been counted.
Yeah, there was a discussion about it last Jam. Rating are something everyone understands, unlike SSE. It also means you don't need to play all games to give a "fair" vote.
That could work, but we would need to determine if..you know, if that's actually a better way of doing things. /shrug?
Personally I don't think the ratings are very important to the idea of the Jam, but I have opinions on it none the less .