Sorry dude, but I think you're wrong. I'm a little older and I remember when Penn wasn't in the top 10. When they first broke into the top 10 everyone made fun of them for manipulating data. However, that ranking yielded them better numbers and it sorta fed on itself. Now take a look at penn's big law placement. Everyone here says "if you want nyc big law, penn is among the best schools for it." That definitely was not always the case. Perception, driven by ranking manipulation, allowed them to up their medians. At the same time their big law placement improved and rep improved as well.
did you even consider what Above the Law or JDU would think of this before you wrote it?