You can see the problem I had from the above then as like you say there is nothing about doubles matches so I would have been making up a rule.
Your step 1 suggestion is what I thought about doing but then I felt it would be giving the ALT team an advantage over those who committed on time by placing them against a team where only 1 member sent picks.
yeah when I typed that I thought there were 2 alt teams, and I didn't look at the situation closely.
You should in fact switch so that the 2 seed has the advantage instead of the alt team, I just think that me and coffee should be agaianst the 2 seed.
it's still an advantage for the 2 seed, but at least it's not an outright bye