Dang...then by my calculations there were 32,868 LSAT's adminstered in Oct (if it decreased by exactly 13%) and 56,865 this year. That means, if there were no decrease in this cycle's Dec and Feb administrations (which it looks like there will be) we are on track for only 106K LSAT's administered this year.
Extrapolated out that means there will only be ~2755 170+ LSAT scores this year and only ~1049 173's or better (99th percentile).
Splitter value going up?
It's actually even better than that. These are the actual applicant numbers for last cycle: http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/aba-ap ... 213-cycle/
There were only 2,529 applicants with 170+ last year and 534 with 175+.
Plus, that part of the applicant pool continued its trend of decreasing faster than the overall numbers. If everything continues and 170+'s decrease by like 15%... that's 2,150 with 170+ and 450 with 175+. So, so golden.