My coworker husband is also in Ravenclaw...we'll call him Write. We had this exchange about our Hogwarts status:
Me: Apparently we wouldn't have made it in to the books, unless we were really good at Quidditch.
Write: well, we could die awful deaths without compromising any important characters...that's something, right? I bet you ravenclaw's common room is sweet.
I believe this is precisely why we didn't make it into Gryffindor or Slytherin. Damn.