Rankings rankle. Whether the rankings are for colleges and universities, law schools, or, in this case, architecture programs, they can irritate almost anybody involved in academia. Unless you are number one, of course. The Greenway Group, management consultant to the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, undertook the architecture-school rankings in 1998 as part of its strategic mission with the report DesignIntelligence, and for a very good cause. Much time and money are spent by students on architecture education, and rankings indicate to these 'consumers' how well prepared they appear to be from the point of view of those hiring them.