It was the all-caps of the title PRESTIGE RANKINGS that bothered me; to me, this is clearly the same title as the xoxo post minus THE XOXO. Compare for yourself.
Oh yes because nobody but that XOXO person would ever think to put PRESTIGE RANKINGS in call caps.
However I don't recall seeing any
in the XOXO post, so I guess those at least are original?
Also the OP has not copied the "Tier/Echelon" divisions found in the XOXO post.
I'm not saying there may not be a case for some parallels but it most certainly is not an exact copy and when you come right down to it, the numbers used are available from US News (i.e. both the XOXO poster and the OP have the same source cited for their data). The worst that could be said is that the format is similar but the WORK is primarily credited to US News (i.e. the XOXO poster did NOT collect all that data on his or her own).
I suppose I could accept the rather severe charge of plagiarism if the OP had tried to pass off the same sentiments & reasoning that are found in the XOXO post Preface, but that doesn't appear here. So I think the charge was rather nasty and somewhat uncalled for without more substantial evidence of "theft of ideas".
But then maybe I'm just wary of being the first one to "cast stones"?
Or perhaps I just appreciate the OP's posting of this info since I don't waste my time wading through the CRAP that floods XOXO (you get 1 nugget of useful info for every thousand posts of TTT or racist/sexist remarks or comparisons of female law student "assets" or other such BS!)