- Nick Anderson for Washington Post September 10th, 2013
- Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/us-n...
In many ways, the U.S. News and World Report college rankings are an annual parlor game that makes irresistible reading for students, parents, alumni, educators, and of course journalists. Who's up a notch? Who's down two?
Does it matter whether Princeton nosed out Harvard, or vice-versa, or they tied? The question answers itself.
Still, the fascination endures. Put it this way: How many insiders who were given advance access Monday to the rankings that were released at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday deleted that e-mail without even taking a peek?