So, where should you go to find sociology rankings? The NRC? No. U.S. News and World Report? Perhaps, if you also need to catch up on AARP-related news and events. Google, however, shows a new player in the game:
So there you have it. If you search for sociology department rankings you’ll find OrgTheory-related material is the first and third hit, with US News managing 2nd (for now) and NRC back somewhere in the dust.
We’ve now gotten about 65,000 votes on the rankings page Steve and I set up. Steve has done some initial analysis of the rankings, too, including this visualization of the rank order as a network where ties are defined by having an overlapping 90 percent confidence interval. The image and the data used to make it can be seen on his site.