The thing that really makes it extra sweet is the irony of it all. He is complaining about misinformation and irresponsible posting. Its just so perfectly contradictory.
the op still hasn't posted again. maybe he hung himself?
Man, I just don't see the big deal about this...what makes it "all time" and "classic"? It was a dumb mistake...so what? We all make them. Haven't we all seen others make this same basic mistake? You guys may be too absorbed in all of this. Given access to this thread 20 years from now, you all may laugh at your own responses in this thread...seeing how involved you were with this silly rankings game. The OP obviously doesn't spend as much time perusing the rankings and discussing them as others do. Dumb post, but to elevate it to classic and all-time great is to elevate the importance of knowledge of the rankings to a level I don't think is appropriate. IMOBTW, I don't think his search results pulled up an old thread here. I believe the only dated thing he pulled up was US NEWS' website, which did not have the updated rankings posted at the time the leaked rankings were posted. So, in order to not make his basic mistake (assuming that is his error on dates and not his posting here), he had to have knowledge of the release date of the rankings as well as knowledge that any rankings released in the current year are expressed for the following year.