Before I get bashed by the people that put the rankings on a pedestal, I want to clarify on my previous statement.
I believe the rankings are useful in giving people an idea of a schools general reputation. They are not useful when it comes to employment, nor are they always indicative of a schools worth. AU is ranked 48th, but it shares DC with Georgetown and GW, two really good schools. Anywhere else, AU would be tops. However, the rankings get distorted by people and a drop or gain is equated with a school getting worse or better. This isnt always the case. So, it would be unfortunate if AU took more of a numbers approach instead of a holistic approach with the waitlist just because they "dropped" 3 spots in rankings.
I dont have as much disdain for the LSAT as I do for USNWR, so I think the LSAT is important. I wish it would be more directly related to law school and not so vague (grouping purple dinosaurs and red dinosaurs? what the hell?), but it is what it is.
No, I wont be retaking. I took it once and did subpar, retook and did slightly better, but still nowhere near where I set out to reach.