I'll bet you thought this would be the countdown to the post about how/if Neurotic Parent survives CJ's move in. But tonight marks a more significant occasion in the world of college admissions: We are just 5 hours, 34 minutes and 02 seconds away from the big reveal of the 2010 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings. These are arbitrary numbers created by a news magazine that has not been in the top ten for decades, but has college administrators biting their nails because insecure parents force their kids to apply to #9, even if #15 might be a better match for their kids.
SPOILER: The Huffington Post has already reveled that Princeton and Harvard will be tied for the #1 spot, Yale will follow as #3, and that Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech and Penn will all have to share #4.
So, when the clock strikes 12, we can all analyze and agonize about another level of silly competition in this wacky process.