What are the indications that you guys have picked up on the interview trail for those programs that are likely to rank you? To my knowledge, they can't come right out and say that they are going to rank you highly, but I think the program directors do give some indications. A couple of things I have picked up on are: 1. Good chance that you will be ranked if the PD writes you a letter after the interview thanking you for coming, especially if handwritten, and if not a form letter (you can tell if they mention specific things from your interview in the letter) 2. Strong pitch to sell the program to you at the last part of each interview with stated desire for you to rank the program highly What other stuff are you guys finding as recruiting inducements or indications that you have a great shot at being ranked?