It just seems strange how much a school can fluctuate in rankings over the course of one year. Take Gonzaga for instance. It was a "tier three" school in 2002 and expected to move up to a "tier two." Instead, it took a long walk off a short tier and dropped into the ranks of tier four schools. I'm guessing that teacher:student ratios were a little too high, maybe bar passage percentages dropped, but to completely tank in one year? Gonzaga just built a new law building in 2000, and appears to have plenty of money readily available for scholarships. I just noticed another post saying that University of Washington dropped a tier also this year. I suppose the rankings may very well offer a good general overview of schools, but I'm wondering if it uneccessarily hurts schools as much as it may potentially aid them.