that's fair, we may be talking past each other here. we've been zeroing in on different points. my overall thing is that TLS generally does a shitty job handling/interpreting these BLFC percentages, and that theres a ton going on underneath those numbers.
Yes, but it's good people see both sides, so better to get it out there if it will help 0Ls even if we aren't exactly on the same page. I know I was completely lost until I found this site! I think I thought GULC was better than UVA, sadly... granted I didn't even look at school specific data (including USNWR outside of HYS) until post-LSAT.
I just don't think we can quantify the other non-numerical stuff. BLFC is really the best objective metric we have. You get into some really fuzzy distinctions when you talk about placement power, etc. Without hard data, it's hard to make recommendations based on anything else.
But yeah, I guess it's a moot point, because you are all right that OP should probably retake/reapply, but I don't see that happening.