It's interesting to see how some posters take this thread as either insulting, bragging, or otherwise none of our business. The point is none of it has any personal info attached and it's somewhat enlightening to find out what type of schools have which type of matriculations. The thread isn't about the individuals or their particular high school.
University of Washington
One of the Claremont Colleges (usually Pomona)
University of Southern California
Stanford gets the most applications but I don't think anyone was admitted.
I don't think it is a reflection of where they could get in, as much as taking the choice that was the most affordable for the quality.
At many, if not most, schools, the Top 10 students are going to go to "name brand", selective colleges.
For a school with more than a few dozen kids in the graduating class, there is little or no way anyone knows who the top 10 kids in the class are. What you're getting is a list of what the poster assumes are the top 10 kids based on the best 10 college names available.
Basically kids in my school got into colleges like UPenn and Notre Dame and elected to go to BC and UMass instead