Anyway, I applied to University of Leicester as my fifth choice.
Hopefully I won't get rejected outright like by Cambridge!
I'm not an expert, but I think I can make some contribution to this thread.
I'm going to be the oddball and vote for "Other", and I'll explain myself.
Reading your posts, you seem to focused more on ranks and whatnot, rather than the university itself. Firstly, league tables are NOT a good way of choosing a university. Most of the tables are created from irrelevant and out-of-date information. How about starting by visiting the universities and seeing what it is like? You can visit the Maths department, and get a feel of what it will be like if you were a Warwick/Imperial student.
You are interested in both Imperial and Warwick, which academically they are both said to be strong, but what about the environment? As far as I am aware, warwick and Imperial are two completly different universities in two completly different locations. Surely if you researched both appropriately, you would find some sort of preference...
As far as Maths goes, I dont think the course structure changes much. The BSc is pretty general, and they will possibly allow you to experiment a little with the modules. Most of the time you will find the course structure a little different from university to university, and the university might make modules 'core' because they are good at teaching it.
The biggest difference is not what they teach, but how. Some universities might go straight in the deep-end, whereas other may be more conservative. Again, this is something you need to research.
I decided to vote for 'Other' because I dont think you've really thought about this seriously (I could be wrong). Open days are a blessing, and I highly recommend you going to a few. I've been to plenty of universities that although they do not rank highly in tables, they just feel 'right'.
It may sound corny, but I do think there is a university that suits everyone. I wish you good luck deciding what university that is, as its very important you get it right, as your going to be spending the next 3 years of your life there.
If I had to decide between Warwick or Imperial, I would say Warwick. The campus is pretty, and they have a good reputation. I havent actually visited either, so Imperial may be nice as well. This is 'my' preference, and its not based on league tables...
Is that a dummy I see on the floor? Who spat that out?
Well, as this thread is now obsolete and much of it has been spam/bickering (and I think it'll only get worse) I'm closing it.
I wish you the best of luck in your decision and uni life.