First, the T-14s are disrupted, with Texas falling on the outside of the coveted territory. Also, several public universities in the South tend to perform better by this ranking than their peer review score would indicate, such as Alabama, William & Mary, and Georgia, all of which would make the top-25. However, Washington U. and Boston U. both slid outside the top-25. Often rated in the middle tier, BYU, SMU, and George Mason all benefit from this ranking system, landing among the top-35 law schools. Perennial top-40 schools Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Illinois all slid outside of the top-40, while Washington & Lee fell the farthest to 65. Surprising additions to the top-50 include Nebraska, Northeastern, and Pepperdine. Florida International and Belmont–which is not ranked by U.S. News– made their way into the top-100. While Texas A&M made significant strides to check in at 82, American slid precipitously back to 87. Notable schools that fell outside the top-100 include Chicago-Kent, Brooklyn, Loyola Chicago, Syracuse, and Louisville.