Years ago, I was always amused by a refrain to the effect that my university – at that time -was one of fifty universities in the top 25 across the USA. I read today in a story about American college basketball that ‘a whopping 42 teams have spent time in the top 25 this year’.* So maybe my old colleagues were right and there has been more parity among the major universities than I thought to be credible. That said, it is far more amusing as I originally understood this refrain.
*Nancy Armour, ‘Wide-Open Season Keeps on Bouncing’, USA Today Sports, 2-24-16.