I recently wrote a story about how Oklahoma banks compete and included a list of 10 biggest banks in the state. The story would have been fine without it, but I was glad to see that our designer included the list in the newspaper.
I like lists, and readership surveys tend to confirm that many others do too.
Each year about this time, Rex Sorgatz compiles his annual list of lists. It’s a catalogue of others’ “Year’s Best of…” lists, and it’s great fun.
The list will grow throughout the remainder of 2007, so he’s just getting started. But a few intriguing lists already have appeared. For instance, here we learn that the University of Oklahoma’s law school is tied for 73rd among the 2007 top law schools, according to one ranking. We also can see a Forbes list of of the world’s most expensive homes, including a $165 million, 75,000-square-foot Beverly Hills villa once owned by William Randolph Hearst. And we can see the best magazine covers of the year, which includes the one illustrated here from Texas Monthly.
For more, head over the Sorgatz’s fimoculous blog.