- Mar 14, 2016
What surprises me is that, NCAA doesn't use prior year(s) tournament results for seeding. You would think that would help the kid that was injured most of the year to be placed in a slot other than dropped to bottom.Seeding formula:
Head-to-head competition — 25 percent
Quality wins — 20 percent
Coaches Ranking — 15 percent
Results against common opponents — 10 percent
RPI — 10 percent
Qualifying event placement — 10 percent
Win % — 10 percent
There are seven categories used to weigh all 33 qualifiers against each other. Essentially, these numbers are run head-to-head against the entirety of the field 32 times over, which means that every qualifier is assigned a rank within the seeding matrix.
So this sets a baseline for the seeding committee but is not always final. A wrestler can only be argued up or down if he is within three points of the other wrestler. This allows some level of subjectivity and might catch things the formula could miss.
Berge wouldn’t have a coaches ranking or RPI so he gets 0 points for 25% of the criteria.