gwwayne wrote:The point is that a magazine or website shouldn't make the decision, but those respective governing bodies.
The NHTSF (or whatever the name is) have their rule; it is one not too many are very enthused with, but it is a useful list. Basically, the organization that makes the 'best' list is the one most people will pay attention to. T&FN probably gets paid more attention and any other. Note also that T&FN lists out-of-season marks so they are there two. You can then use the information however it fits. T&FNews does not 'recognize' officialdom when officialdom is likely or almost certainly wrong (e.g., 10.49 [w~5mps] is carried as a windy mark; a very good one).