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Rick Wicklin

The editors could have used a data table with a different set of three numbers: the highest ranking for Princeton that is supported by the data, lowest possible ranking, and number of schools in each category. A graphical version of this information would also be useful (it would look something like this: http://bit.ly/ihq41C). Still, I give kudos to the editors for even TRYING to incorporate uncertainty!

One addition I'd make to your graphic would be to indicate the number of programs in each discipline. It seems like this is relevant information, since being at the top in physics (160 programs) is more impressive to me than being at the top in CLA (30 programs). I'd also use the orange shade for Princeton (a school color!), and a different shade for those school ranked above Princeton.

Sarah "Pick A Girl" Smith

I like the cluster structure. It seems to be very easy to interpret.

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