Once KR started including scenarios with Martelloti beating Oliver, I had to stop reading.
My first instinct was that Amuch not getting the 1 was(as you guys said) the opposite of what they did last year. Now, I think most people didn't think Hall had earned that seed last year, and when he didn't come close to matching his seed, maybe they decided to change things up and go with who they really thought had the best body of work for THAT season.
Again, it makes little to no sense, but having the 1 seed is almost an invitation to the finals at 174. Especially for Ed Ruth.
With Fleming, the 6 seed doesn't really bother me. DSJ and Welch deserve to be seeded higher when you compare bodies of work, and he lost to Sanjaa who was pinned by Peppelman. I guess he could have been higher, but 6 seems about right.