the top five/ten/etc.

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the top five/ten/etc.

The top (five, ten, twenty, etc.) best-selling or highest-ranked things in a list. The film debuted at number 1 in the box office, but it fell out of the top ten by the following week. It has constantly been ranked in the top five best games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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the ˌtop ˈten, ˈtwenty, etc.

the ten, twenty, etc. best-selling pop records each week: The song didn’t even make (= get into) the top twenty.
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Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough's vice-chancellor, said: "Loughborough's continued presence in the top ten of The Complete University Guide, the only university in the Midlands to feature, underlines our position as one of the very best universities in the country.
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ED Sheeran has broken yet another record as his latest album, Divide, logged a full year in the top ten of the Official Albums Chart.
The top ten creations swamped top ten redemptions by a factor of nearly 3 to 1.
While hundreds of companies may be evaluated as part of this examination process, only the top ten are selected for recommended consideration for consumers.
American soulman John Legend's ballad All Of Me spent the longest in the top ten at 19 weeks.
With two players in the top ten, New Zealand bowlers have gained a significant number on the chart.
The Top Ten of Everything in Sports is a recommendation for kids in grades 4-6, and provides a fine survey of top sports, presenting fun categories that takes into account all kinds of sporting disciplines.
The Frenchman, who has climbed back into the top ten this year after winning two titles, tends to come out of the blocks quickly in Grand Slams and sellers would have lost out in just two of his ten matches in the first two rounds over the last two years.
After another day, Maxim finally reveals who among Hollywood's hottest had made it to the top ten of which include Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lawrence.
Apple, along with predictable winners, IBM, Virgin, Google and Microsoft, retained its position among the top ten brands in the UK, while British banks put up a brave fight to be considered for the label.
PTI has reported, citing Audi India head, Michael Perschke, 'India is currently among the top ten strategic markets globally for Audi, although in terms of volumes, it is not there.
Derbyshire said that the move means the top ten average for personal loans over GBP 7,500 has now dropped to 5.94 % - the lowest rate since February 2006.
The top ten 2011 iPhone All Stars by appSmitten included GasBuddy, TrxMaps, Buildings, Pulse, Star Walk, WebMD, Google Translate, Catoonatic, Postagram and TED.