Image via WikipediaThe Charlotte Observer reports on Clemson's gaming of the U.S. News and World Report university ranking system: Staffer: Clemson manipulated rankings
A rogue Clemson University staffer has accused the South Carolina school of manipulating its U.S. News & World Report ranking – reviving a debate over what critics call the pernicious influence of the magazine's annual college ratings.
That someone would game this ranking system totally rocks! Of course, it is completely to be expected. The already high respect I had for Clemson University just went up ten-fold. These rankings are nothing short of evil. They are worse than meaningless, and that parents and students buy this crap is really sad.
The best way to deal with trying to measure things that have no business being measured is to totally destroy their credibility. My hope is that every school games these ratings to no-end, and that it drives a stake through the heart of the whole sordid mess.