The problem I have is your whole middle analysis. More specifically, I don't know why you're lumping CCNMVPBDN all together while separating CG. Based on the success of people I know this year, I certainly wouldn't put Northwestern before Cornell for Texas placement.
he separates c and g because cg are universally considered to be the "crap" of the t14. his list is actually pretty credited. usually you pick texas over c and g due to cost. nu usually places rather well, what numbers are you using?
the lumping of ccn and mvpnd is probably more subtle anti cls trolling. hes probably lending too much importance to having "texas ties." Being from the state (and dallas in particular), I can tell you good ol' Roar-ee is certainly above the rest.
Well, if that's his theory then it'd confirm my suspicions. The T14 tiers have fairly consistently been HYS, CCN, PVMB, DCNG. With Yale always 1 and GULC always 14. There's been a fair amount of movement back and forth over the years among the rest. I know, for example, the year I applied Duke and Cornell were tired at 11 with relatively similar statistics. I just question whether your view of Cornell and Georgetown as the crappy T14s is really just a product of the current rankings. I guess that's also why I take issue with the arbitrary distinction of "T10" (there is no set T10 - it changes yearly).
I wasn't using any numbers, just the fact that I know more than three people going to work in Texas from Cornell this year with grades across the board and with varying ties. I actually don't know anyone that wanted Texas and couldn't get it from here (though to be fair, that doesn't mean they don't exist). The two people I know from NU who wanted Texas, who claimed to have better grades than some of my friends here, struck out. So yeah, I mean, that's not that
persuasive, but it's the reason I just feel that the other guy really doesn't have any idea what he's talking about. I could definitely see making the argument that going to a "better school" makes more sense than going to UT. I can also see arguing that going to UT is more beneficial. The argument really goes both ways (FWIW, I think that personal preference and money aside, going to a T14 is the better decision if you have substantial ties to the state, and going to UT is wiser without ties). My whole point, though, was that I thought it was arbitrary to separate C and G from the rest of the bunch for Texas placement. I'll admit that I'm biased, but that notwithstanding, I'm also fairly confidant that I'm right (based on the info, albeit limited, that I've gathered).