I'm a little bit confused about this thread. If were speaking generalities than Tier 1 will always be better than tier 2. Also you said a low tier 2 versus a low tier 1. Does that mean like Hofstra vs. American?
I assume you meant a school ranked 50-65 or so versus a school ranked versus a school ranked 35-50. In which case, I would say it depends on the region for example, I don't think that going to like UConn is going to give you a bump in the LA market versus going to Loyola Marmount.