I threw up a bit when I read this one.
Runners-up: Family Circus, Garfield, Hagar the Horrible, Non Sequiter,
Sherman's Lagoon falls into the category of solid strips in my opinion. Every once in a while I think it's really good, and Jim Toomey rarely puts out any really bad strips. The characters all have interesting points, although they sometimes get a little repetitive. Rarely brilliant, rarely bad, which makes it better than most strips in the paper.
Runners-up: Agnes, Candorville, Lio, Watch Your Head