The purpose of this thread is not to bash UC Irvine because it's a great school. I just don't understand why Irvine is ranked above davis, albeit only one spot. Davis has higher peer/residency director assessment scores, a lower acceptance rate, and a lot more NIH grants. They have the same faculty/student ratio, but Davis has lower out of state tuition. Does total enrollment and the slightly higher mcat/gpa average of the enrolling students affect the rankings that significantly? it just seems to me that the assesment and research should be more important than the numbers of the enrolling students...i'm too lazy to do the formula myself. anyone?