Is Times Higher Education ranking legitimate?
The Middle East Technical University in Turkey was ranked #85 in THE World University Rankings 2015 list with Citations benchmark of 92.0 and Research benchmark of 36.9
However, it was ranked #501-600 in THE World University Rankings 2016 list with Citations benchmark of 28.8 and Research benchmark of 17.3
How does it come that benchmarks drop that much in a year? That just doesn't make any sense