By Jason Zaleski
First, let me emphasize that these are projections. Second, be aware that official seeds come out on Monday, February 14th. Third, what you see below is as of today and to the best I can interpret current seeding math.
It's also worth mentioning that in-person seed meetings for many sports, including WIAA basketball, are a thing of the past. Gone are the arguments of head-to-head against a sectional opponent, being a conference champion, playing well against a team 10 times the size of your school, having "quality losses". Instead, we have the WIAA supercomputer focusing largely on the win/loss record of your team. The computer cares not about a D1 team losing to a D5 team and a D5 beating a D2 team. In the cold, steely eyes of the computer, a win is a win and a loss is a loss.
The WIAA tells us:
Electronic seeding will be based on the following factors (exact formula/weight of each factor will not be released).
(1) Own winning percentage
(2) Opponents’ winning percentage
(3) Opponents’ Opponent’s winning percentage
(4) Defeated Opponents’ winning percentage
(5) Defeated Opponents’ Opponent’s winning percentage
(6) Own winning percentage vs. teams in Regional/Sectional grouping
This is your one week warning. That's right, just one week to impress the WIAA Supercomputer.