[sumo] Ｎｅｗ Banzuke
smk1 at columbia.edu
Mon Oct 30 16:00:14 EST 2006
This was my prediction from right after the basho.
Then again, I didn't anticipate the banzuke maker to have 4 komusubi,
hence a dismal GTB performance on my part.
9/25/06 2:06 PM
"Considering their performances, Roho M1W, 10-5 and Aminishiki M3W on
paper appear deserved of promotions to Komusubi slots. However, it is
ironic that the lackluster performances of 7-7 rikishi on day 15 could
confound the assignment of mid-maegashira positions, were Roho and
Aminishiki to be promoted to Komusubi. For example, to fill the
mid-maegashira ranks, Kasugao would have to have a nice upward promotion
from M15W with a record of 8-7, and others would not be demoted with
losing 7-8 records, or some rikishi with poorer records would receive a
nice dose of banzuke luck. Are there precedents for upward moves of 7
slots from a low maegashira position with an 8-7 record? I can't
remember recent banzuke where rikishi retained rankings below Ozeki,
despite having had losing records. How unfortunate for Roho and
Aminishiki if they were denied promotion because of programmatic
problems in assigning the mid-maegashira ranks.
Then, as mentioned before, you have a good chunk of the bottom of
Makuuchi falling off the banzuke. This makes for one of the more
interesting and exciting "Guess the Banzuke" contests in a long time. "
John Racine wrote:
>Kind of an interesting banzuke this time, wouldn't you say?
>No less than four Komusubi!
>And Kasugao jumped from M15 to M7 with an 8-7 record in September. This has
>gotta be the largest jump for an 8-7 in recent history. Anybody know for
>From: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com] On Behalf
>Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 3:51 PM
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>Subject: [sumo] Ｎｅｗ Banzuke
> Higashi Nishi
> Kisenosato Komusubi Kokkai
>NU Aminishiki Komusubi AU Roho
> Tamanoshima M.7 Kasugao
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