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UMBS Go Blue
07-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Sometime every August, U.S. News publishes their annual, oft-maligned rankings of "best colleges" in the U.S.

The rankings supposedly focus on undergraduate education, but sometimes reflect data from the entire institution, for example a college/university that has large graduate programs.

The rankings have also been fairly predictable the last 10 years, with some variation in the 7-14 range. Hence your opportunity to make easy vCash. :bribe:

So, who will be the top 10 schools in this year's (2012, expected publication date August 2011) U.S. News ranking of national universities? For reference, here is last year's ranking (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities).

UMBS Go Blue
07-27-2011, 06:37 AM
On a lighter note, GQ has their latest installment of the 10 Douchiest Colleges in America (http://www.gq.com/entertainment/humor/201108/douchiest-colleges-america-2011#slide=1). :saint:

Beefcake
07-27-2011, 09:53 PM
The Douchiest Committee obviously didn't want to fight the heat and trek to Alabama, where everyone in the vicinity of both U of Alabama and Auburn -- college kids, townies, pets, cattle, cars -- are dressed in (not just jerseys but) full Auburn or Alabama (never both!) football jerseys.

Instead, they pick on Penn State! I know it's all for fun, but :drama: WTF? Seems that someone at GQ was dun wrong by a woman in State College!

UMBS Go Blue
08-08-2011, 10:02 AM
The release date will be Tuesday, September 13; vBet extended until then.

UMBS Go Blue
09-13-2011, 07:55 AM
New rankings:
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

1. Harvard
1. Princeton
3. Yale
4. Columbia
5. Caltech
5. MIT
5. Stanford
5. UChicago
5. Penn
10. Duke
11. Dartmouth
12. Northwestern
13. Johns Hopkins
14. WUSTL
15. Brown
15. Cornell

ETA: oops, forgot to add UChicago as one of the schools that paid off in the above vBet. MR-FAN, please check your PMs to see how I will make up your vCash winnings to you.

Beefcake
09-13-2011, 03:43 PM
:eek: Now that UMBS made $65,000,000 (if my quick math is correct) on this single bet, and shall never be challenged, maybe he'll loosen up the odds on future bets for we commoners? :saint:

UMBS Go Blue
09-13-2011, 09:25 PM
Awww, Beefy, feeling a bit sore after the US Open vBets? :2faced:

And there are literally dozens of highly generous vBets, like the football and High $takes bets, to choose from already. :bribe: :P