Looking at the new rankings helped me recognize what a bias that posters (myself included) have for private schools. Mayo, Pritzker, and Case Western get about 10x more threads than the higher ranked UNC. Why does Mount Siani get more love than UAB? Boston University more than Iowa? Rochester more than Colorado? Georgetown more than Indiana? In each of the above cases, the state school is ranked higher. I am not saying rankings are everything but there is a clear bias on this forum to favor private schools. There is an exception to this rule though. California schools are definately looked upon favorably by SDN members (at least the one's who post). Even the low ranked Irvine and Davis get a lot of pub.