Updated the first post, added Rings charts for Hidden Worlds acts 2/3/4 (1 has infinite rings) and the Tropical Coast/Sky Road ? stages, plus removed the Rings charts for Windy Hill 3 and Frozen Factory 3. I think the way to go on these charts is not tracking stages with infinite rings, not tracking animals, and banning items, though that's not set in stone.
Anyhow let's wrap up the discussion sometime soon so we can get these charts up!
Times - The game's Time Attack mode is to be used for setting records.
Rings - Using an item in normal mode voids your stat.