Posted by colonels19 on 2/28/2013 11:52:00 PM (view original):
I know I've seen teams higher on the projection report get snubbed while lower ranked teams make the NT as at large bids...I thought it was the sole determinant too, but apparently it isn't.
colonels trust me on this one (or dont - do some research and prove me wrong) - it IS the sole determinant for at-large bids. at least, it was when it came out, and has been for most of its existence, although i cant swear theres not a bug somewhere - if there is, it would be a valuable contribution to the community if you could identify a a scenario where the projection report did not dictate who got seeded where, so the bug could be fixed.
if you are simply talking about making the NT, there should be *NO* exceptions to the rule. so finding 1 single exception would be pretty huge. the actual seeding can be affected by conference interactions, which can have a lot more impact than one might think (evidenced by the 13 seed getting a 16 seed).