Don't get me wrong...I am NOT upset in any way...I am perplexed.
I can easily say that for myself, but I try not to get too disappointed, especially when I consider situations like yours. When I get 13th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 17th, 18th, etc. on a regular basis, though, it's can be awfully discouraging, knowing that I came so close but somehow missed the mark.
And then I write a great piece, get great comments (including those oh-so-familiar death blows - "you'll place high!") and not even make the Top 40. Go figure. I chalk it up to the fact that there's a lot of great writers here and we can't ALL place every week.