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Date Posted: 09/10/15 12:59:38pm Thu
Author: lone ranger
Subject: Re: New USNWR Nat'l LAC Ratings
In reply to: Steve 's message, "Re: New USNWR Nat'l LAC Ratings" on 09/10/15 7:06:06am Thu

>>>I hear what you are saying and your views are always
>>>shared by college presidents and admissions officers.
>>>That said, these rankings have shown to carry meaning
>>>to people who don't know better, should know better,
>>>and/or have an axe to grind.
>>>Who are these people? The first group includes
>>>international applicants who believe that there is
>>>some official i.e. US government recognition that the
>>>top 2-3 schools are just plain superior to any and
>>>others- as in USn&wr or maybe publications in their
>>>own countries. Then there are uber competitive
>>>and lazy counselors who would dismiss somewhat lower
>>>ranked schools for vaguely similar reasons e.g. tell
>>>them what they want to hear.
>>>But I reserve opprobrium for the axe grinders of the
>>>so-called A Better Colgate group who have been
>>>on for a few years now that Colgate slipped from spot
>>>16 to 22, artlessly - and therefore unfairly -
>>>any context such as the inclusion of the service
>>>academies in the group and breakthrough measures of
>>>quantitative and qualitative characteristics by many
>>>top schools including Colgate.
>>>And now that Colgate has improved its relative
>>>position in this list, we can rest easier while those
>>>who may be especially interested can evaluate the
>>>further. Not that you will hear much about it, of
>>>course, from the whingers.
>>>So with that as background, I would say that the
>>>improved ranking is good news. 19 is a better ranking
>>>than 22 if you are keeping score. Only Navy at 9 is
>>>above us in the Patriot League. Army, Bucknell, HC
>>>Lafayette are below us.
>>>Go 'gate!
>>Now I know the reason why the field hockey program is
>>I will sleep soundly this evening.
>Did you now, zappa? You can thank me later.
>By the way, please tell me how USN&WR and these 2016
>rankings relate to field hockey and the Colgate team.
>Lesser men might have asked the coach, the AD, players
>or parents about the program.
>Go 'gate!

I think someone's ascot gets a tad bit wrinkled when sarcasm is used on this forum. Guess I'll have to approach the subject this weekend.

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