The results of an exclusive survey measuring the reputations of 30 large U.S. banks are in, and if the rankings aren't surprising, the underlying findings might be.

One of the smallest banks in the survey, New York Community Bank, tops the list of the most reputable banks (see related story). Meanwhile big companies such as Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Citibank populate the bottom. Ally Bank earned strong marks for innovation, giving the fledgling online retail bank subsidiary of the former GMAC LLC the No. 3 spot, just under SunTrust Banks.

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