Historic US News Rankings

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Historic US News Rankings

Postby mattbarnes123 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:57 pm

Does anyone know where I can find that chart that has US News rankings from 1980s on. Someone posted it before, but I can't find it. Thanks!

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:33 pm

Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:35 pm

Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.



for some reason I found this very laughable

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.


Looking through the years of rankings it's kind of amazing how stable they are. Almost makes you wonder why schools are so obsessed with rank.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.


Looking through the years of rankings it's kind of amazing how stable they are. Almost makes you wonder why schools are so obsessed with rank.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:47 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.


Looking through the years of rankings it's kind of amazing how stable they are. Almost makes you wonder why schools are so obsessed with rank.

On average, Alabama's college football ranking is amazingly stable. I wonder then why they are so obsessed with recruiting?

See the flaw?

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby Yukos » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:58 pm

sundance95 wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.


Looking through the years of rankings it's kind of amazing how stable they are. Almost makes you wonder why schools are so obsessed with rank.

On average, Alabama's college football ranking is amazingly stable. I wonder then why they are so obsessed with recruiting?

See the flaw?


Continuing the metaphor, Red Tide end-of-season rankings for the last 20 years have little to do with the team's success this year, but it's still interesting to look at the team's progression. Lighten up Grizz.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:01 pm

sundance95 wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:
Grizz wrote:Historic US News rankings are probably less useful than current US News rankings.


Looking through the years of rankings it's kind of amazing how stable they are. Almost makes you wonder why schools are so obsessed with rank.

On average, Alabama's college football ranking is amazingly stable. I wonder then why they are so obsessed with recruiting?

See the flaw?


I suppose, I guess my point is that looking at the big picture, a school like BC or even GW will never really crack the top 15, as where even football teams that don't recruit well have some sort of chance to be ranked well if they are cohesive and win. "Prestige" matters more in these rankings than the AP football/basketball rankings is what I'm getting. It's hard to go up a lot, and a lot of schools are obsessed with just that.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:52 pm

It's actually interesting to me how volatile 5-14 are. Penn was as low as ten some years, and Georgetown and Cornell were up pretty high a couple of years. I think it's helpful in that it reminds us how fretting over number 8 versus number 9 is really worthless, especially in terms of long-term impact. Really, once you're in the 6-14 range, it really looks like you should just pick what appeals to you. Nobody but other applicants will judge you for going to Cornell over Duke.

(Only accepted at Cornell and Georgetown so far, so clearly I'm rationalizing)

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby whitman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:47 pm

Man, UNC has fallen a bit. I think it's cool they (from what I hear) refuse to play the rankings game, recognizing that their intra-state placement is what matters, and the US News rankings won't change that.

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby masked kavana » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:39 pm

Speaking of falling in the rankings..UC Hastings was in the T-20..

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Re: Historic US News Rankings

Postby emptyflare » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Same with Washington & Lee...




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