Do you believe the CPA Exam course rankings websites?

There are a bunch of CPA Exam Review ranking web sites –,, AIS-CPA, iPASStheCPA, etc.. All of these sites claim to be an affiliate and disclose on their website that they take $ in exchange for the rankings.  Thus, I am not sure you should believe these rankings.  In fact, they all have Becker at #5 who is the market leader so I guess Becker doesn\’t pay them?

Also, seems odd how they all have similar rankings and quite odd rationale.  My guess is to not believe them and make sure you do your own homework but wanted to get others opinions.  I would think that pass rates are the best proof but who can you believe?