I think you are painting too broad of a brush. Harvard, Yale and Stanford obviously place quite well, but many of the other T14s place well as do several outside the T14. Also, you have to take other factors into account. I think what most people on this board assume is that you, of course, want to teach at the most prestigious school possible. But, if you are only interested in the teaching aspect, many T3s and T4s have professors from all ranges of schools. Plus, if for whatever reason you can't get into a top school, you can always go the LLM route and see how it works. Additionally, if you go to a lower ranked school but do extremely well, you may be able to land a federal clerkship which can open some academic doors especially if you manage a Circuit Court clerkship. But, as everyone else has said, going to a T14 will help your cause tremondously. So, if you get into one, I suggest you go if academics is what you are aiming for.