It’s the ranking of all rankings. The “Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States,” in fact. And New Mexico comes in 23rd.
That’s where Thrillist rates the Land of Enchantment in its new “definitive” ranking of each state in the U.S., which was published in celebration of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
New York-based Thrillist’s list categorizes all 50 states based on their “contributions to America,” such as inventions, food/drink, famous people and physical beauty — and then ranks them from worst to best. Michigan is first. Florida is dead last.
And why is New Mexico so high on the list, according to Thrillist?
“GREEN. CHILE.” the publication states. “Also sand. And, like, pretty good skiing.”
And that’s the extent of the writeup for New Mexico, which comes in well ahead of such states as neighboring Arizona (47th), Utah (46th) and Oklahoma (32nd).
Some New Mexico residents might question the judgement of the Thrillist judges for ranking Texas 11th, but will probably begrudgingly congratulate Colorado for being ranked 10th.
Thrillist’s full ranking can be found here.
By: Mike English (Albuquerque Business First)
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