You can forget all about those conventional league tables. University Ranking Watch have come up with something far more reliable, a league based on the number times a University has won University Challenge. Perfect, unbiased and inmanipulable (if that isn’t a word, it should be!).

1.      Oxford                                                                             39
2.      Cambridge                                                                    21
3.      Manchester                                                                    8
4=.    Imperial College London                                   5
4=.    Open University                                                5
6=.    Durham                                                             4
6=.    Sussex                                                               4
8=.    St. Andrews                                                                 3
8=.    Birkbeck College, University of London         3
10=.  Bradford                                                            2
10=.  Dundee                                                              2
10=.  Keele                                                                 2
10=.  Leicester                                                            2
10=.  Belfast                                                               2
10=.  Warwick                                                            2
16 =  Lancaster                                                           2
16=.  LSE                                                                   1
16=.  Cranfield                                                           1
16=.  Sheffield                                                            1
16=.  York                                                                   1

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4 responses »

  1. Mridula says:

    And to the uninitiated what is University Challenge?

  2. David Morris says:

    The only problem with this is that University Challenge allows multiple entrants from Oxford and Cambridge because of their multiple colleges. This means that a team from Oxbridge winning is always more likely.

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