Two days ago, I received word from my Congressman that I had been nominated to West Point. However, my first choice was USNA and West Point was my third (and final) choice. I know that all of the Congressmen/Senators in Colorado make sure that no student receives multiple nominations to any one Academy, so I'm wondering if Senators get first pick or if Congressmen do. It makes sense that Senators would pick the best applicants in the state (as opposed to a single district) but they don't release their nominations until after the Congressmen. It just doesn't make too much sense that I would not get nominated to my first choice when USNA and USMA seem like they have the same level of competition in my district. I know that it's entirely possible that I missed out on USNA altogether, but I'm trying to be as optimistic as possible. Any input?