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I understand that Rabbi Akiva was the foremost rabbinic leader of his time, and after the Bar Kochba revolt his students were the primary Tanaaim, and they also were responsible for organizing the early Talmudic literature which is regarded as being in accord with Rabbi Akiva (Sanhedrin 86a).

My question is, does his position and the position of his students lead to Rabbi Akiva's opinions being accepted more than the opinions of the other Tanaaim of Rabbi Akiva's generation?