Yea, I would wait until you see it at LSAC. Then you'll know it's official. If it becomes provisionally approved, LSAC will add it to their list of approved law schools.
On a side note, I believe that the provisional status is 5 years, then it goes back into committee, so if you attended and graduated during that time, even though they lose their provisional license after 5 years, then you still be considered graduating from an ABA school.
But that doesn't solve the other problem about having 5 "higher" ranked schools in the area.