i would agree this is a more accurate comparison.
Fordham and Columbia are roughly 22 spots apart.
GWU and Georgetown are roughly 12.
Cordoza and Columbia are about 46 apart.
American and Georgetown are about 40.
Not to mention, DC also gets a lot of University of Virginia, William & Mary and Washington and Lee as well as NC, all of whom are ranked better than American.
Fordham only has Columbia, NYU and Cornell and still struggles according to people who graduated recently.