I agree that Mexico should get a seed, if they deserve it from the data. However, it truly would make the draw very interesting--and most likely, extremely difficult for the US. For example: If Mexico gets seeded and a fourth Concacaf team qualifies (think Honduras beating Kuwait to qualify), then the draw (pots) would pretty much stay the same as previous world cups. Previously all 5 Africa teams and 3 Concacaf teams would comprise USA's pot. Mexico gets seeded and 4 Concacaf teams qualify, it stays the same--only making sure that no Concacaf teams get placed in Mexico's group. This would most likely mean that whichever group has Cameroon or the USA would be considered the group of death. (Historically whichever group had Mexico or Nigeria would get that accolade). For example Pot A Brazil Germany Spain Italy England Argentina France Mexico and Pot B (hypothetically, of course--but historically Europe) Netherlands Czech Rep Denmark Portugal Ireland Belgium Turkey Sweden Croatia Romania and Pot C (usually Africa and Concacaf) USA Costa Rica Honduras Cameroon South Africa Senegal Morocco Nigeria and Pot D (usually the rest) Japan Korea Saudi Arabia Iran Uruguay Paraguay Colombia left-over European team from pot B The possibility of USA getting two really tough teams looks probable. Again, like you said, something to talk about until qualifiers start. By the way, I believe congratulations are in order for your nuptials.