Well if that's the case I'll still be happy about my acceptance. I', just scared employers who don't know McGeorge will look at the rankings and be like ummm where is McGeorge I dont even see it? Oh out of the top 100.... nvm thanks for applying!
McGeorge will likely place the same in firms in Sacramento as it always has - nobody's opinion in McGeorge's region will change. Also, it probably won't matter in other places at all, seeing as how probably only the top 10% or better came get jobs out of the area.
That being said, my concern with McGeorge is the amount of money it will cost me to go there. If I'm going to go to a well-respected T3, I can do it in my home state at 1/2 the cost. Sure the rankings at that level are somewhat arbitrary, but its just the principal of the thing! Plus I have a few stronger T2s that will be only a little more in cost.
Point: I'm sure some people will have legitimate reasons for turning down McGeorge, but most will be due to rankings whoring. Am I being a rankings whore? I don't know, but I do know that, along with a lot of others, I have a lot to think about. So Iheartlaw, do the best for you, but know that the employment prospects will barely change at all (and if they do, its probably due to larger, more systemic reasons, like the economy).