[sumo] [spoiler] Hatsu 2010 yusho predictions

brucejr at shaw.ca brucejr at shaw.ca
Thu Jan 14 01:26:22 EST 2010


Here are the likely yusho winners for Hatsu 2010 as predicted by the players of the Pick The Yusho Winners game.

Yusho predictions for 31 players (including DRONE - the drone picks the rikishi in the category with the most wins the previous basho):

Sanyaku:
2 Asashoyu 
*29 HAKUHO 
No big surprise here, almost everyone believes the top yokozuna will continue his dominance again this year, despite Asashoryu's goal of 4 yusho in 2010 himself.

Maegashira:
*10 Aminishiki
1 Asasekiryu
4 Homasho
3 Kisenosato
1 Kitataiki
1 Shotenro
1 Tamanoshima
1 TOCHINOSHIN
6 Tochiozan
1 Toyohibiki
1 Toyonoshima
1 Yoshikaze
All the players ignored the Drone's pick of Tochinoshin as he is likely ranked too high to get kachi koshi this basho (especially with his serious shoulder injury). Giant-killer Aminishiki is the choice of one third of the players.

Juryo:
1 Chiyohakuho
*19 Futeno
1 Gagamaru
1 Hoshikaze
1 Kasuganishiki
1 Okinoumi
4 TOKUSEGAWA
1 Tosanoumi
1 Wakatenro
1 Yamatoyama
For 2 basho in a row, Futeno is the popular Juryo pick. If he can stay healthy he should get his 8 at least.

Makushita (1-15):
*13 Aoki
1 Kanbayashi
5 KUROSAWA
1 Sadanofuji
4 Takanoiwa
1 Tochinowaka
5 Tokushinho
1 Yoshiazuma
Up-and-comer Aoki is the most popular Makushita pick, surpassing Kurosawa & Takanoiwa (each had 7 wins last basho).

Makushita (16-60):
1 Amuru
1 Chokozan
*7 Fukao
1 Fukunohana
1 Hananosato
4 KITAHARIMA (Drone's replacement as Musoketsu began the basho kyujo)
1 Kitazkura
1 Kyokushuho
1 Naoe
5 Sakaguchi
6 Takarafuji
1 Tochihiryu
1 Yamatofuji

Sandanme:
3 Aisaka
*20 AOIYAMA
1 Asanotosa
1 Enatsukasa
3 Kazafuzan
1 Kotomisen
1 Masutoo
1 Takageppo
Undefeated Bulgarian sensation Aoiyama is the overwhelming favourite. [I hope my dark horse selection of Takageppo will do me proud.]

Jonidan:
1 Asakubo
1 Fukai
1 Fukugoriki
1 Kotomyozan
1 Miyakita
1 Sensho
1 Shishio
*22 TERASHITA
1 Tokishibata
1 Yutsukasa
Returning from injury with the Jonokchi yusho last basho, Terashita is the only Jonidan rikishi this basho to get more than one pick!

Jonokuchi:
1 Amakusa
1 Asahyugo
3 Enshunada
4 Kozan
*16 Onami
1 Sakurai
5 TAKATENSHU
Half of the players identified shin-Jonokuchi Onami as the best prospect in the lowest division (no doubt from his 3-0 result in mae-zumo).

To see updated stats of the selected rikishi, see:http://members.shaw.ca/oshirokita/Standings.htm [updated every 2 days during the basho]

 - Oshirokita


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