I have been in too many seeding meetings not to think that politics doesn't come into play. Who would do the seeding? Where do you find an impartial panel that has the required knowledge to do this seeding. Will it be all 50 or so of the coaches?
The system that is in place is FAIR, it may not be perfect, but it is FAIR. There are no back room deals, no politics, no favorites, no you vote for mine and I'll vote for yours......
The 2 best kids are going to meet in the semi's 25% of the time, but I've been to enough tournaments to state that I'd be surprised if much over 75% of the time, the #1 and #2 seeded wrestlers were in the finals. One thing I can say with certainty, is that I've Never seen a tournament seeded 100% correctly. Someone is going to gripe that the seeding was NOT fair, and you will never convince them that it was, especially when they go out and prove your seeding was wrong, and believe me the seeding will be wrong many, many times.
If the top two guys wrestle in the semi's, its not perfect, but they both did get a shot at the title, Now if you feel bad for that loser and the fact that he can only wrestle back to third, then just allow wrestle backs to a true 2nd. Because I guarantee you, that you can do all the great seeding in the world, and if the 3rd place wrestler didn't get beat by the second place wrestler he certainly feels that he could well have been the 2nd best wrestler in the bracket. But I don't know of a single state that does that, as they all want a " BIG Finals Show" not the finals and then true 2nd wrestle backs.
I guess what I'm saying is that I think the system SD uses has its faults, ( Kocer and Dolen in the semis, what the heck...) but I'm not sure their really is a better alternative. Well.... come to think of it, SDHSAA could Hire me on as their Czar of wrestling seeding. (Czar or maybe Grand Poobaa) Then things would be done perfectly and no one would have anything to complain about.
But that wouldn't be much fun, I'd seed the tournament and then there would only be the formality of watching it play out.