One thing that always spawns controversy (not necessarily a bad thing) in the tourneys is the match-ups. I thought it might be interesting to debate some of the ways that these come about, i.e., the seeding of the tournaments. I know some are completely random. I think that's a pretty good method, although it does allow for the possibility of some first round match-ups of the best films that really should be meeting much later in the tourney. For myself, I use a complex method. I won't bore you with the details, but I develop one seeding based on my own evaluations of the films, and a second seeding based on my predictions of how HTF voters will view the films (I'm actually a pretty good handicapper). These are averaged, and then a probability model is used to throw in some randomness (the top seed meets the bottom seed with some probability, the second to the bottom with a smaller probability, the third to the bottom with an even smaller probability, etc.). I'm a statistician, so I find doing this fun, but I'm sure others have much simpler methods. Anyway, just wondering what people do and what they think of the various methods.