Like many (theoretical) computer scientists, I spent far, far too much time this weekend thinking about rankings. Well, really, it was more that I was being far, far too amused by the various posts and comments on the novel ranking site "Ranking of CS Departments based on the Number of Papers in Theoretical Computer Science", which led to posts at the Computational Complexity blog and in theory, the first of which shut down the comments rather quickly, and the second of which is at this time nearing the amazing 100 comment line. (Luca's post deserves it -- it was the funniest thing I've seen all week. Kudos.)
Now, to fan these flames to further untold heights, I was informed that new US News and World Report Computer Science Rankings are out. Needless to say, I disagree with them. How exactly can Harvard be second to MIT? Ridiculous.
(For those who are concerned about such things, the methodology is also given, though I haven't checked to see what parts of it are reproducible. And what is that "Web Of Science" thing? Is it as good as the citation tools in Google Scholar?)
For the ultimate in ranking tongue-in-cheek-iness, and for those who haven't seen it, I also recommend the NRC Deranker, which will (eventually) provide you the ranking you personally agree most with.