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In all honestly the ranking for schools outside of the T14 schools are pointless. University of Denver will get you a job in Denver and University of Oregon will get you a job in Oregon.
... nobody cares whether a school is the 89th or 102nd best.
Especially when the rating system they use makes no sense.
The reason the NCAA doesn't rank outside of the top 25 is because they can't even come close to making any meaningful ranking.
Massive Controversy comes up when they are trying to pick 64 teams to make the NCAA tournament
so they certainly couldn't distinguish between the 103rd and 114th best with any accuracy.
Yet U.S. News using criteria that are nowhere near as objective as sports scores attempts to do it.
The reason is they are not accountable to anyone they are not regulated, approved, or anything. They simply come up with a half ass formula and publish a magazine to make money.
Bottom line as I think we both said is if choosing between tier 2,3,4 school is go to school in the location you want to work in not what some unregulated magazine's subjective opinion is on what is the 73rd opposed to 79th best school
Falcon,From reading past post by Bigs, one of his points about the ratings be of little value is based on a significant portion of the ratings being based upon reputation scores. Here we have lawyers/judges being asked to generate reputation schools off schools that they have little to know knowledge of.Such as a judge in Oregon scoring comparing the reputation of Franklin Pierce and University of DC, when in reality he/she has likely never come across a lawyer from either school, much less be in a position to accurately compare and contrast.
I go to the top school in my market and only half of last years class had a job at graduation.