I attended the University of Central Florida. A Florida public university, we are right behind UF in the number of national merit finalists attending. Size-wise, we are the 7th largest school in the nation by enrollment. Awesome Greek Life, SGA, fabulous weather, great business school and nationally recongnized for computer science and engineering programs. Also, great opportunities to intern yearround as we are located in Orlando, Florida. This past season, our football team went to its first bowl game-- Daunte Culpepper is a graduate. Despite being a Tier 3, our school has turned out law students at Harvard, Cornell and Emory, among many others, as well as students in grad programs on every tier.
Work hard, do well and take some risks-- good luck! I think your grades and LSAT matter the most. Some schools may split hairs over applicants with identical numbers, and possibly the one who went to an Ivy will have his 4.0/180 considered over the state school 4.0/180.
But you just have to do the best you can with what God gave you. You can still live a rich and useful life.
When I graduated, I took a job with a television network. A co-worked of mine started at the same time. He graduated U of So Cal. I graduated from a TTT UG. We were both making the same money and then I got promoted first. So the school really didn't matter much -- it was the experience and hard work that was recognized.