pish, that's not how it works anymore. Perry is right.
The new criteria make it a lot more objective than that. I get that the seeding committee is human and not a computer, but last year's results don't factor in. Of course, people are going to remember that Hall is a returning champ, even though they shouldn't, but then, they'll also remember that Zahid most recently beat Hall, even though they shouldn't. They'll also remember Zahid was ranked #1 literally all season long, even though they shouldn't (we're assuming both go undefeated).
Here are the criteria:
Quality Wins 20%
Common opponents 10%
Qualifying placement 10%
Coaches Rank 10%
Win % 10%
Number of matches 5%
Assuming they are both undefeated (huge assumption)...
H2H won't factor in, although Zahid won, since it was at the All-Star.
Quality wins will be a wash. They will both have beat Bojo twice (Zahid sees him again at the CKLV, Hall once each at the dual and B1G). ASU despite being in a weaker conference has a tough schedule. They already faced Michigan, Ohio State will go to CKLV, and also will go to Midlands. They'll do 4 tournaments this year, the latter two of which are very tough.
Common opponents will be a wash.
RPI is a crapshoot. They often don't make sense to me. Good thing it's only 10%.
Qualifying placement will be a wash.
Coaches rank will favor Zahid.
Win % will be a wash.
Number of matches will likely favor Zahid. ASU goes to four tournaments before conference tourneys: CKLV, Midlands, Virginia Duals, Edinboro Open. PSU only two: Keystone Classic, Southern Scuffle.
Edited by wrestlingnerd, 12 November 2017 - 06:00 PM.