Originally Posted by M2
Near as I can tell, the formula gets changed regularly in order to keep England a #1 seed.
What I'd like to see is the top nation from each confederation get a #1 seed, plus the host nation, plus the top two remaining teams in the FIFA rankings.
The only problem with that is that if Oceana, if they win their play in, might get a seed. As far as host nation goes, I can't recall if they get put in Pot 1 with the seeded teams or not, but I'd rather not see Qatar in with the seeded teams when they host, unless the US gets drawn in their group. Of course knowing the Qataris, I fully expect them to field a team of Africans who suddenly turn up with Qatari passports.