It's certainly overrated on CC. But in other venues, people understand and prove everyday that demonstrated talent, character, and experience are far more important than the name of your school. However, to the extent possible, many want to have it all, including a top 25 school. Nothing wrong with that. It's only a problem when people think the name of their school is the most important factor, or the only path to success. Unfortunately, many of those types roam these boards daily.
Don't let them draw you into their madness.