There is nothing wrong with calling the list safety/non-safety, match/reach, safety/reach, how about blue,red and green?
What is important is that each school is chosen for a specific reason and the student and family's attitude toward them. I think the last thing that should be formally considered (and when I say last, I mean about right now for juniors, not Dec 25, senior year) is the selectivity. If schools are picked for specific reasons, then it is not too hard to rank the importance of those criteria and look at schools by selectivity that have at least some of those criteria.
High stat kids may as well throw out the guidelines for picking matches, they don't apply, or if you do apply the numeric guidelines you may be in for a world of hurt! DD was about 10 points under what I would call the breakpoint for "real high stat" kids, so the numbers didn't apply too well to her. She applied to a rolling admit state univeristy honors college - admission is strictly on stats, answer back in 3 weeks - this should be an important piece of high stats kids' strategies, drops the pressure way down. Her one true match/safety, which was similar in atmosphere to her reaches, we courted carefully - she visited it more and was more familiar with it than any of the others.