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Let's Play the College Ranking Game (Plus/Minus)

StudiousMaximusStudiousMaximus Posts: 3,039Registered User Senior Member
If you're not familiar with a plus/minus ranking game, here are the rules:

1) You may play once a day (called a 'turn')

2) Each turn, you may add a point to one college, and subtract a point from another. State your changes at the end of the post, and make the change to the actual numbers beside the colleges. Obviously, you should copy and paste the post before you instead of rewriting the entire list.

3) Once a college reaches '0', it is removed from play and given a ranking (ex. 'UVA is the 23rd ranked college on College Confidential.').

4) When all but one are eliminated, the remaining college is named the winner.

So, do you want to find out where your favorite colleges stand? YOU decide their fate. Once all the colleges have been ranked, I'll post a final list of the rankings.

A little additional info: The colleges present on the list are those ranked in the top 25 for the 2011 US News rankings (since there's a three way tie for #25, there are actually 27 colleges on the list). Yes, I know these rankings aren't necessarily accurate, but I needed a cut-off point (the game wouldn't be any fun if there were too many on the list). If your favorite college isn't included, sorry. I can't please everyone. The single addition and subtraction rule is subject to change, though. Eventually, a few colleges will share hundreds of points, and it'll be beneficial to allow posters to subtract two points while only adding one.

I'll start:

Harvard University 11
Princeton University 10
Yale University 10
Columbia University 10
Stanford University 10
University of Pennsylvania 10
California Institute of Technology 10
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
Dartmouth College 10
Duke University 10
University of Chicago 10
Northwestern University 10
Johns Hopkins University 10
Washington University in St. Louis 10
Brown University 10
Cornell University 10
Rice University 10
Vanderbilt University 10
University of Notre Dame 10
Emory University 10
Georgetown University 10
University of California--Berkeley 10
Carnegie Mellon University 10
University of Southern California 10
University of California--Los Angeles 10
University of Virginia 10
Wake Forest University 9

+1 Harvard, -1 Wake Forest
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Replies to: Let's Play the College Ranking Game (Plus/Minus)

  • sentimentGX4sentimentGX4 Posts: 1,679Registered User Senior Member
    Oh wow, this game looks as if it can be a powder keg of trolling and flaming...

    Oh well...

    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 10
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 10
    University of Notre Dame 10
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 10
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 10
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 CalTech, -1 Wake Forest
  • woeishewoeishe Posts: 1,324- Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 10
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 10
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 10
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 9
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 10
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 9

    +1 Vanderbilt, -1 Cal Berkeley
  • jcold9jcold9 Posts: 487Registered User Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 10
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 9
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 9
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8


    +1 Notre Dame. -1 Southern Cal
  • RecoveringhoboRecoveringhobo Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
    Woeishe forgot to incorporate the previous poster's rankings, so I did it for him.

    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 10
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 10
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 8
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 UC Berkeley, -1 USC
  • StudiousMaximusStudiousMaximus Posts: 3,039Registered User Senior Member
    Sorry, I must have copied it while you were editing. I'll remove my post.
  • bzva74bzva74 Posts: 427- Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 10
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 7
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 UChicago
    -1 USC
  • misselliemissellie Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 10
    University of Southern California 6
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 UC Berkeley
    -1 USC
  • 27dreams27dreams Posts: 610Registered User Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 10
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 9
    University of Southern California 7
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 USC
    -1 Carnegie Mellon
  • ilovemangoesilovemangoes Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 10
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 11
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 7
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Emory, -1 Carnegie Mellon
  • soyeahsoyeah Posts: 335Registered User Junior Member
    Harvard University 11
    Princeton University 10
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 9
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 12
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 7
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Vandy
    -1 WUSTL
  • seancarpenterseancarpenter Posts: 605Registered User Member
    Harvard University 10
    Princeton University 11
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 9
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 12
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 7
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Princeton
    -1 Harvard
  • fancyfeastfancyfeast Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    i like turtles
  • cubeculcubecul Posts: 270Registered User Junior Member
    Harvard University 10
    Princeton University 11
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 10
    Duke University 11
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 9
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 12
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 6
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Duke
    -1 USC
  • NulliSecundusNulliSecundus Posts: 1,843Registered User Member
    Harvard University 10
    Princeton University 11
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 11
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 11
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 9
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 12
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 6
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 10
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Dartmouth
    -1 Duke
  • quomodoquomodo Posts: 2,467Registered User Senior Member
    Harvard University 10
    Princeton University 11
    Yale University 10
    Columbia University 10
    Stanford University 10
    University of Pennsylvania 10
    California Institute of Technology 11
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
    Dartmouth College 11
    Duke University 10
    University of Chicago 12
    Northwestern University 10
    Johns Hopkins University 10
    Washington University in St. Louis 9
    Brown University 10
    Cornell University 10
    Rice University 10
    Vanderbilt University 12
    University of Notre Dame 11
    Emory University 11
    Georgetown University 10
    University of California--Berkeley 11
    Carnegie Mellon University 8
    University of Southern California 6
    University of California--Los Angeles 10
    University of Virginia 9
    Wake Forest University 8

    +1 Chicago
    -1 UVA
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