07/27/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Jul 27, 2012

The Best Universities In The World: Times Higher Education List

Channeling all the fun that comes with the spirit of competition, we've looked at the list of the best universities in America, which switches -- ever so slightly -- year to year between ivy leaguers and their prestigious competitors.

Since it's the London Summer Olympics are starting, we're using the Times Higher Education release of its World University Rankings for 2011-2012 to see how the United States stacked up against universities around the world.

Check out the list below to see which schools cracked the top 25: