Alyssa was not age eligible to go to worlds. I think this effected placements, but thats me with my tin foil hat one.^^^ As the highest placing US Lady at Worlds, I certainly think she deserves the opportunity to be in the conversation. You must remember that she beat Alysa last season to go to Worlds. Now that Alysa's jump issues seem to be behind her, I am thinking she will re-gain her title and head into the games as the #1 US Lady. Unless she has a meltdown, I still have Bradie as the #2 Lady if they all skate their best. If Amber skates well, I would hope the US gives her the opportunity to go to the games. They couldn't possibly pass her up TWICE!