runpunk, you imply that UT is in favor of keeping the 10% rule. In fact, they are doing everything in their power to get it repealed or changed to lessen the impact. UT doesn't want 100% of their entering freshman to be admitted strictly on the basis of being in the top 10%. That greatly affects the ability to admit kids who can bring a myriad of talents and strengths to the university, such as artistic ability or musical talents. Right now, UT is the only school that is truly being hurt because a majority of the class (last year 71%) is admitted under the 10% rule; in a few years, with the current trend, it is conceivable that 100% will be admitted using only rank as a criteria. A&M will follow suit as well.
It is your elected state representatives that have enacted this rule and only they have the power to repeal or amend it.
ilovebusiness, I keep my eyes and ears open to news about UT because of having college age (or soon to be) kids. I'm happy to pass along what I've read or heard (and hope I'm not passing bad information