But is that place holder always a 12 seed? My point is that 12 seeds are usually teams that would at least be on the bubble if they were not AQ. If that place holder is always a 12 seed, then never mind, but I don't think it is.Basically the AQ is just a place holder for whoever is in first place at the time. I don't think we should assume we're on the bubble based on that. If you look at BracketMatrix the few people who have us in its based on projecting us winning the tournament since we're currently the best team in the A-10.
If they had us as an AQ and a 14+ seed, then that's not usually occupied by teams that are even sniffing the bubble.