league table

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league table (plural league tables)

  1. (sports) A tabular display of the teams in some league, together with details of matches played, goals scored, points awarded etc.
  2. (chiefly UK) Such a listing of hospitals, schools and other institutions showing their ranking according to various indicators of performance.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30: 
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. [] There are no inspectors, no exams until the age of 18, no school league tables, no private tuition industry, no school uniforms. […]

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