I would look at Syracuse's bar passage numbers...seem significantly higher than NYLS. Still, the decline from T2 to T3 is pretty drastic and may hurt the school in the long-run if this doesn't turn out to be a simple blip on the radar.
Is it really all that drastic? When I first saw the new rankings, I was slightly displeased, but when I looked at all of their stats, they are *just* out of the top 100. They are supposedly making a couple of positive program changes so I see them coming up (or yo-yo-ing)in the rankings over the next few years.
It's drastic if, like I said, this is indicative of a long-term trend and not simply a blip on the radar. Still, not good PR for Syracuse, of course.