One PD told me that he would call me up in February and ask me point blank where I would be ranking his program. He insisted that this was not in violation of the match, because it was my right not to answer him and that he would be accepting if I chose not to. My take on this was that this program likes to say that they got all their first choice applicants, so if you don't tell them they are number 1, they don't rank you. To me, this undermines the entire purpose of the match system and I'm surprised that it is not technically illegal. Any thoughts or experiences?