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Contents:
Part 1 -- Current Rankings
Part 2 -- Historical Rankings
Part 3 -- How to post your spreadsheet

Enjoy!

Part 1: Current Rankings -- Sorted by Score
Only includes the rankings for the most recent period ranked.

Score Company Period Competitors Post # Ranker
54 Microsoft Q3 '99 AOL, ORCL, SUNW 2346 TMFVerve
53 Cisco Systems Q3 '99 NT, LU, COMS 2827 TMFVerve
52 Intel Q1 '99 AMD 3088 spencersdada
52 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 RARE, RYAN, STAR 2947 dwitt
50 EMC FY '98 SEG, STK 2583 jrmartinx
48 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 STAR 2903 dwitt
47 Adobe Q2 '99 MSFT, COSF 3091 spencersdada
47 Eli Lilly FY '98 ABT, SGP 3019 GinnyW
47 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 STAR, RYAN, DRI 2935 morris
47 Starbucks FY '98 ENBX, BAGL, NWCI 2551 TMFTribe
46 AT&T FY '98 FON, WCOM 2578 motleychad
46 General Electric FY '98 none 2403 markandsusanv
46 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 CAKE, STAR, MCD 2938 dwitt
46 Schering-Plough Q1 '99 MRK, PFE, WLA 2970 TMFVerve
44 Amgen Q1 '99 BGEN 2985 TMFEarly
44 Papa Johns FY '98 YUM 2515 mackinnon
43 Federal Express FY '98 ABF, AEIC 2800 motleychad
43 Gateway FY '98 DELL, CPQ, IBM 2399 TMFTribe
43 General Nutrition CenFY '98 N/A 2998 motleychad
43 Heineken FY '98 RKY, MO, BUD 2782 TMFTribe
42 Best Buy Q4 '98 CPU., ODP, CC 2924 TMFTribe
42 Pfizer Q1 '99 SGP, MRK, WLA 3031 TMFVerve
42 Wind River Systems Q1 '99 MSFT, INTS, MWAR 3084 TMFTribe
41 Ford FY '98 GM 2968 FoolRM
41 Hasbro Q1 '99 MAT 2840 TMFTribe
41 Texas Instruments Q1 '99 MOT, ADI, STM 2568 TMFTribe
41 Unilever FY '98 JNJ, PG, NSRGY 2564 MomAtHome
41 Wal-Mart FY '98 KM, COST, DH 3073 TMFTribe
41 Wal-Mart FY '98 KM, COST, TOY 2673 TMFEarly
41 Yahoo! Q1 '99 AOL, MSFT 3070 spencersdada
40 ATI Technologies FY '98 NVDA, TDFX, DIMD 2531 UCalgaryGeer
40 Broadcom FY '98 AWRE, LSI 2743 motleychad
40 Medtronic Q3 '99 ABT, GDT, BAX 3026 TMFVerve
40 Nokia Q1 '99 MOT, ERICY, QCOM 2408 TMFTribe
40 Warner-Lambert Q1 '99 PFE, SGP, JNJ 3003 TMFVerve
39 Abercrombie & Fitch FY '98 GPS 2809 TomGardner
39 Sun Microsystems Q3 '99 SGI, HWP 2826 motleychad
38 Office Depot Q1 '99 CPU, BBY, CC 2926 TMFTribe
38 Sun Microsystems Q3 '99 MSFT, IBM, CPQ 2820 TMFTribe
37 Abbott Labs FY '98 SGP, JNJ, MDT 3023 GinnyW
37 Dell Q1 '99 GTW, HWP, CPQ 2843 TomGardner
37 Lucent Q1 '99 NT 2771 motleychad
37 Novell FY '98 CSCO, MSFT 3035 motleychad
36 Coca-Cola Q1 '99 PEP 2842 mackinnon
36 Gap Q1 '99 ANF, AEOS, LTD 2807 TomGardner
36 Novartis FY '98 PFE, SGP, MRK 2868 Serenus
36 SAP Q1 '99 ORCL, PSFT, BAAN 2856 Serenus
36 Wrigley FY '98 WLA 2335 zerty
35 Anheiser-Busch FY '98 HINKY, MO, RKY 2781 TMFTribe
35 Exxon Q4 '98 MOB, RD, BPA 2391 TMFTribe
35 Home Depot FY '98 LOW 3011 TMFTribe
35 Oracle Q3 '99 MSFT, IFMX, SYBS 2398 TMFTribe
34 Colgate-Palmolive Q1 '99 PG, CLX, CHD 2881 FoolRM
34 Lowe's FY '98 HD 3014 TMFTribe
34 Xerox FY '98 CANNY, RICOY, HWP 2703 TMFTribe
34 Zebra Technologies FY '98 SBL, PSCX, MTLG 3037 MomAtHome
33 Keebler FY '98 NA 2779 FoolRM
32 Briggs and Stratton Q2 '98 TECUB, TTC 2567 FoolRM
32 Johnson & Johnson Q1 '99 MRK, PFE, WLA 3068 TMFVerve
31 Roche FY '98 PFE, SGP, MRK 2867 Serenus
30 Kellogg's FY '98 GIS, OAT 2603 motleychad
30 Merck Q1 '99 PFE, SGP, WLA 2953 TMFVerve
29 CompUSA Q1 '99 CC, BBY, ODP 2927 TMFTribe
29 Ericsson Q4 '98 NOK, MOT, QCOM 2408 TMFTribe
29 Time Warner Q1 '99 DIS, YHOO, VIAB 2689 TMFVerve
29 Walt Disney Q1 '99 TWX, YHOO, VIAB 2606 TomGardner
28 Bombadier FY '98 BA, PII, GAC 2530 UCalgaryGeer
28 Circuit City Q4 '98 CPU, ODP, BBY 2925 TMFTribe
28 Nike Q2 '99 RBK, TBL, CVE 2630 TMFGrape
27 Lucent Q1 '99 CSCO, NT, COMS 2801 Donaldson
26 IBM Q1 '99 EMC, MSFT, EDS 2751 irishfan5
26 IBM Q1 '99 MSFT, INTC, DELL 2744 TMFVerve
25 Symbol Technologies FY '98 ZBRA, PSCX, MTLG 3038 MomAtHome
23 Mobil Q4 '98 XON, RD, BPA 2391 TMFTribe
22 Mattel Q1 '99 HAS 2840 TMFTribe
22 QUALCOMM Q1 '99 NOK, ERICY, MOT 2408 TMFTribe
19 Potash Corp of Sask. Q1 '99 AGU, MTC, IGL 2532 UCalgaryGeer

Part 2: Historical Rankings -- Sorted by Company
Includes ALL rankings

Score Company Period Competitors Post # Ranker
37 Abbott Labs FY '98 SGP, JNJ, MDT 3023 GinnyW
39 Abercrombie & Fitch FY '98 GPS 2809 TomGardner
47 Adobe Q2 '99 MSFT, COSF 3091 spencersdada
44 Amgen Q1 '99 BGEN 2985 TMFEarly
43 Amgen FY '98 PFE, SGP, WLA 2366 zerty
35 Anheiser-Busch FY '98 HINKY, MO, RKY 2781 TMFTribe
46 AT&T FY '98 FON, WCOM 2578 motleychad
40 ATI Technologies FY '98 NVDA, TDFX, DIMD 2531 UCalgaryGeer
42 Best Buy Q4 '98 CPU., ODP, CC 2924 TMFTribe
28 Bombadier FY '98 BA, PII, GAC 2530 UCalgaryGeer
32 Briggs and Stratton Q2 '98 TECUB, TTC 2567 FoolRM
40 Broadcom FY '98 AWRE, LSI 2743 motleychad
28 Circuit City Q4 '98 CPU, ODP, BBY 2925 TMFTribe
53 Cisco Systems Q3 '99 NT, LU, COMS 2827 TMFVerve
36 Coca-Cola Q1 '99 PEP 2842 mackinnon
34 Colgate-Palmolive Q1 '99 PG, CLX, CHD 2881 FoolRM
29 CompUSA Q1 '99 CC, BBY, ODP 2927 TMFTribe
37 Dell Q1 '99 GTW, HWP, CPQ 2843 TomGardner
42 Dell 9mo 11/9GTW, CPQ, IBM 2388 TMFTribe
47 Eli Lilly FY '98 ABT, SGP 3019 GinnyW
50 EMC FY '98 SEG, STK 2583 jrmartinx
29 Ericsson Q4 '98 NOK, MOT, QCOM 2408 TMFTribe
35 Exxon Q4 '98 MOB, RD, BPA 2391 TMFTribe
43 Federal Express FY '98 ABF, AEIC 2800 motleychad
41 Ford FY '98 GM 2968 FoolRM
36 Gap Q1 '99 ANF 2808 TomGardner
36 Gap Q1 '99 ANF, AEOS, LTD 2807 TomGardner
43 Gap FY '98 ANF, AEOS, LTD 2522 TMFVerve
43 Gateway FY '98 DELL, CPQ, IBM 2399 TMFTribe
46 General Electric FY '98 none 2403 markandsusanv
43 General Nutrition CenFY '98 N/A 2998 motleychad
41 Hasbro Q1 '99 MAT 2840 TMFTribe
43 Heineken FY '98 RKY, MO, BUD 2782 TMFTribe
35 Home Depot FY '98 LOW 3011 TMFTribe
26 IBM Q1 '99 EMC, MSFT, EDS 2751 irishfan5
26 IBM Q1 '99 MSFT, INTC, DELL 2744 TMFVerve
52 Intel Q1 '99 AMD 3088 spencersdada
32 Johnson & Johnson Q1 '99 MRK, PFE, WLA 3068 TMFVerve
33 Keebler FY '98 NA 2779 FoolRM
30 Kellogg's FY '98 GIS, OAT 2603 motleychad
34 Lowe's FY '98 HD 3014 TMFTribe
27 Lucent Q1 '99 CSCO, NT, COMS 2801 Donaldson
37 Lucent Q1 '99 NT 2771 motleychad
22 Mattel Q1 '99 HAS 2840 TMFTribe
40 Medtronic Q3 '99 ABT, GDT, BAX 3026 TMFVerve
30 Merck Q1 '99 PFE, SGP, WLA 2953 TMFVerve
54 Microsoft Q3 '99 AOL, ORCL, SUNW 2346 TMFVerve
23 Mobil Q4 '98 XON, RD, BPA 2391 TMFTribe
28 Nike Q2 '99 RBK, TBL, CVE 2630 TMFGrape
45 Nokia FY '98 MOT, ERICY, QCOM 2489 TMFGrape
40 Nokia Q1 '99 MOT, ERICY, QCOM 2408 TMFTribe
36 Novartis FY '98 PFE, SGP, MRK 2868 Serenus
37 Novell FY '98 CSCO, MSFT 3035 motleychad
38 Office Depot Q1 '99 CPU, BBY, CC 2926 TMFTribe
35 Oracle Q3 '99 MSFT, IFMX, SYBS 2398 TMFTribe
52 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 RARE, RYAN, STAR 2947 dwitt
46 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 CAKE, STAR, MCD 2938 dwitt
47 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 STAR, RYAN, DRI 2935 morris
48 Outback Steakhouse FY '98 STAR 2903 dwitt
44 Papa Johns FY '98 YUM 2515 mackinnon
42 Pfizer Q1 '99 SGP, MRK, WLA 3031 TMFVerve
38 Pfizer FY '98 AMGN, SGP, WLA 2366 zerty
48 Pfizer FY '98 SGP, MRK, WLA 2316 TMFVerve
19 Potash Corp of Sask. Q1 '99 AGU, MTC, IGL 2532 UCalgaryGeer
22 QUALCOMM Q1 '99 NOK, ERICY, MOT 2408 TMFTribe
31 Roche FY '98 PFE, SGP, MRK 2867 Serenus
36 SAP Q1 '99 ORCL, PSFT, BAAN 2856 Serenus
46 Schering-Plough Q1 '99 MRK, PFE, WLA 2970 TMFVerve
33 Schering-Plough FY '98 AMGN, SGP, WLA 2366 zerty
47 Starbucks FY '98 ENBX, BAGL, NWCI 2551 TMFTribe
39 Sun Microsystems Q3 '99 SGI, HWP 2826 motleychad
38 Sun Microsystems Q3 '99 MSFT, IBM, CPQ 2820 TMFTribe
25 Symbol Technologies FY '98 ZBRA, PSCX, MTLG 3038 MomAtHome
41 Texas Instruments Q1 '99 MOT, ADI, STM 2568 TMFTribe
29 Time Warner Q1 '99 DIS, YHOO, VIAB 2689 TMFVerve
41 Unilever FY '98 JNJ, PG, NSRGY 2564 MomAtHome
41 Wal-Mart FY '98 KM, COST, DH 3073 TMFTribe
41 Wal-Mart FY '98 KM, COST, TOY 2673 TMFEarly
29 Walt Disney Q1 '99 TWX, YHOO, VIAB 2606 TomGardner
40 Warner-Lambert Q1 '99 PFE, SGP, JNJ 3003 TMFVerve
33 Warner-Lambert FY '98 AMGN, SGP, PFE 2366 zerty
42 Wind River Systems Q1 '99 MSFT, INTS, MWAR 3084 TMFTribe
36 Wrigley FY '98 WLA 2335 zerty
34 Xerox FY '98 CANNY, RICOY, HWP 2703 TMFTribe
41 Yahoo! Q1 '99 AOL, MSFT 3070 spencersdada
34 Zebra Technologies FY '98 SBL, PSCX, MTLG 3037 MomAtHome

*Different scores for the same company can be the result of differences in 1) competitors used, 2)period, 3) subjective decisions of Ranker


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Part 3: How to post your spreadsheet:

1) Save your results from Excel as a "formatted text (space delimited)" file.

2) Close Excel. (It'll ask you if you want to save again, choose no)

3) Re-open the file in either WordPad or NotePad.

4) From there, copy and paste your results into the message board post.

5) Be sure to click the "Table Data" box.

6) Choose "Preview Message" to make sure everything looks as it should.

7) Submit!
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