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ranking

the arranging of a taxon in the appropriate position in the taxonomic hierarchy, for example, selecting the category as an order, rather than a class or family.

ranking

arranging units, e.g. cows, in order according to a predetermined criterion e.g. milk production, with the superior unit first in the list.
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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.
Although educators say they appreciate the state's efforts to make education a priority, many frown on the ranking system.
Rank in class is not going to disappear, there are some advantages to looking at a student body with a ranking system,'' said Robert Mahaffey, director of communications for the group.