Originally posted by tallahasseejoe: What was the ranking last year? I thought that the general trend (which is more important) had been positive? If so, this is likely within the bounds of sampling volatility where a relatively small change in the rank is meaningless. For example, it is possible that a rank of 51 may not be statistically different from say 41 or 61.
This post was edited on 3/14 2:12 PM by tallahasseejoe
While our competitions "volatility" continues to go up, we drop to a TIER 2 Law School. Embarrasing.
FSU was #50 last year. Tallahasseejoe is correct about the bounds of sampling volatility. In fact, our overall score rose from a 54 to a 55. Most of the stats went up as well. If we keep the general trend (which is more important) positive, we will be back up.
By the way, the second tier starts at #146.
Yes and the second round of the NCAA tourney starts Thu/Fri. "Florida State drops out of the first tier and UF once again is the only tier 1 law school in the state" - Sun Sentinel
"As the only Tier 1 law school in the State of Florida...." - UF law site
If UF is touting themselves as the only tier 1 law school, then they are misrepresenting the facts. If they want to say they they are the only top 50 Law School as ranked by US News, that is OK . . . but it may very well flip-flop next year since they are #48 and we are #51.