U.S. State Flags Ranked From Best to Worst
by June 20, 2016on
I recently finished my state flags quiz. It took a lot of boring work to finish. So I rewarded myself by writing this fun article, ranking the state flags from best to worst.
Note: All rankings are completely subjective and arbitrary.
#1. New Mexico
Clean, simple, elegant, and instantly recognizable.
Each star on the flag represents one of Alaska's 8 citizens.
I have no idea what's going on with this flag but it somehow manages to be awesome.
#4. South Carolina
A simple and beautiful design from the Palmetto state.
A beautiful flag that represents Oklahoma's native American heritage.
In addition to having by far the best license plate, Wyoming has a pretty solid state flag as well.
This flag's motto states "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you". An apt description of Detroit.
Comrades unite! Together under our glorious emperor we will rule all nations!
This bear looks a little lethargic. In fairness its is a pretty honest depiction of bears.
#10. South Dakota
#14. New York
Kentucky: The state where fur trappers and businessmen live in harmony
#21. New Jersey
Inspired by the Headless Horseman, New Jersey's flag features a bodyless horse.
We have now arrived at the screamin' eagle contigent.
#24. North Dakota
#26. New Hampshire
Would be enhanced with a brighter shade of yellow
#34. North Carolina
I like the sentiment, but the choice of apparel seems strange. Also, what is that mysterious gray object?
#39. West Virginia
I can't decide if the yellow garland is shaped like sausages, macaroni noodles, or intestines.
One of these stars is a third wheel.
Blatantly plagiarized from Chile.
This flag looks a little too English for my taste.
In the words of Lynyrd Skynyrd, "a simple kind of flag".
This impossible-to-fold flag has a seemingly random arrangement of stars.
Drop the Comic Sans. On the plus side, the back of the flag has a beaver on it.
#46. Rhode Island
Bold choice to go with the square-shaped flag. Also there appears to be a missing border.
The classic matching colors of navy blue and black give this flag its visual appeal.
The Union Jack is a cool flag. Putting the Union Jack on a state flag is not cool. Get your act together Hawaii.
Until 2001, the Georgia flag incorporated the flag of the Confederacy. But after public pressure, they changed it to use .... the battle flag of the Confederacy.
Mississippi I think you know why you're here.