I don't think there's a complete consensus on what schools are Public Ivies. The most legit rankings IMHO, are those published by Forbes. UF and Texas both fall just outside of the top 10. Based purely on visibility, Texas is well ahead of UF in the corporate world. Of the UF grads I do run into up here, a lot of them went to grad school somewhere other than UF. There is a pocket of UF accounting undergrad/UF MBAs at the big accounting and consulting firms. I've also run into a few tax attorneys from UF.