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ranking

the ordering of items by preference, rather than according to an absolute scale. This results in ordinal data (see CRITERIA AND LEVELS OF MEASUREMENT). See also RATING, SCALING, GUTTMAN SCALE.
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The ongoing second leg of the Fina/Mastbank Swimming World Cup was chosen as a test event, while this weekend's aACAyPinoy Pride in Dubai' at the Dubai World Trade Centre will become the first official sports competition under the ranking system.
However, all-rounder Shahid Afridi expressed frustration with the ICC ranking system, saying it made nearly impossible for a team to improve their rankings.
Of the 6,700 schools that are included in the state's ranking system, 2,600 did not submit updated information when the Department of Education recalculated the similar-schools category, said Pat McCabe, administrator in the office of policy and evaluation at the California Department of Education.