I am concerned about my class rank, as I read that 99% of the accepted class is in the top 10% and I am in the top 15% of my class (31 out of 231). Will the class rank kill my application if the rest of it is really strong which I think it will be by the time I apply? If, say, I get a short story published in Asimov's Science Fiction (which I am planning to do), and my essay is really awesome (which I think it is), my SAT and subject test grades are really great (the subject tests are already 750+ and I'm aiming for over a 2200 when I retake the SAT in October), a challenging course load (9 APs), and my extracurriculars are good and varied, do you think I would have a decent chance?
I don't really feel like listing my whole detailed resume with grades and everything because it's too much trouble and I'm sure you don't care that much.
The question is really about whether class rank will make or break the admissions decision if the rest of the application is really good.