I'm applying for Fall '08 (Fiction), and almost all the rankings/data that I've seen related to the "best" or the "top" programs. That information is excellent, and helpful, and I am applying to 6-8 of the usual suspects.
But what about safeties? What are the best of the rest? The high-quality programs with higher acceptance rates. Sure, it's true that the program is what we make it...but the question is still valid, I think.
Any ideas or recommendations?