For those of you complaining that Duke went 0-for-the-season and Michigan just played in a BCS Bowl, let me ask you this: when was the last time Michigan football lost a big game? Answer: New Year's Day
And when was the last time Duke football lost a big game? That's right, you can't think of one. There you go.
I can't think of the last time Duke lost a football game because until you mentioned, I'd honestly never heard of Duke having a football team.
And to make all of you a bit more comfy in your T14 status, hop over to the non-trad board and you'll find quite a few applicants who scored 170+ but due to family, work, financial obligations aren't able to up and move to a T14 so they go to the local T2, or have to continue to work and go to a PT program, or end up choosing a full-ride at another lower ranked school.
Sweet - that makes more room for us at the top!
I hope this thread gave some assurance to some of those in the precarious 95th percentile (not quite high enough for an auto-admit, not quite low enough to want to retake). Write good essays, get good grades, have good LORs and you will get into at least one top school.
More empirical evidence: another thing that led me to start this thread was scrolling through LSN and checking the stats of every person last year with LSAT 167 and GPA between 3.7 and 3.8. Every single one of them got into at least one t14, and usually at least one t10 by the end of the cycle. Some of them were def, accepted and some WL, accepted. But they all got in somewhere, except for that one guy I referenced earlier who inspired me to work out the numbers. He must have written a pretty obnoxious PS or something.
Have a great weekend ya'll