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  1. Ack!

    The Graph

    Does the makuuchi experience level account for Terunofuji's demotion/repromotion? It's an aberration, I know...
  2. I figured once I posted that someone would find an exception. Not sure how I missed the case of Kotoshogiku, or Ichinojo for that matter. I think you might have found the perfect counterexample with Kyushu 2017.
  3. The banzuke committee would set unprecedented levels for promotion stinginess if komusubi slots are not created for Daieisho and Hokutofuji. This would still be the case if each had one less win because no M2 with 9 wins nor M4 with 10 wins has ever been denied sanyaku promotion. There is precedent for demoted sekiwake with 7 wins to be ranked K2w. The results of Aki 1999 and Nagoya 1997 show similar scenarios to this basho. I haven't gone through every case since then to see if that holds up over the past 20 years, though.
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (Nov final): In the final day, we see Hozan go kyujo and thus MK, while Nishida ekes out a KK. The wall claims the top 4 rikishi, leaving 17-year-old Yoshii as the leader and sole surviving makushita. Kotoshoho improbably garnered his 12th KK with an 8-7 record against the joi, albeit weakened by yokozuna and ozeki absences. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 3-4 (8 KK, 44-19) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-5 (9 KK, 46-24) Ms25e Fukai: 2-4-1 (3 KK, 19-8-1) Ms32e Mudoho: 3-4 (4 KK, 27-8) Ms33w Yoshii: 4-3 (9 KK, 42-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 4-3 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 7-0 Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd44w Nabetame: 5-2 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 5-2 (4 KK, 21-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 6-1 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd81w Shishi: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd84w Hozan: 3-3-1 (2 KK, 15-5-1) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 7-0 (3 KK, 18-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd9w Kirameki: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-7 (2 KK, 10-4-7) Jd42e Kotetsu: 3-4 (2 KK, 13-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 5-2 (3 KK, 14-7) Jd48e Nishida: 4-3 (3 KK, 13-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd64w Makio: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 3-4 (2 KK, 11-10) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 8-7; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-57 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 14): Ms9w Kitanowaka: 2-4 (8 KK, 43-19) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-4 (9 KK, 46-23) Ms25e Fukai: 2-4 (3 KK, 19-8) Ms32e Mudoho: 3-4 (4 KK, 27-8) Ms33w Yoshii: 4-3 (9 KK, 42-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 4-3 (5 KK, 26-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 7-0 Y (3 KK, 21-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd44w Nabetame: 5-2 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 5-2 (4 KK, 21-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 6-1 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd81w Shishi: 6-1 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd84w Hozan: 3-3 (2 KK, 15-5) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 7-0 (3 KK, 18-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd9w Kirameki: 4-3 (4 KK, 18-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-6 (2 KK, 10-4-6) Jd42e Kotetsu: 2-4 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 4-2 (3 KK, 13-7) Jd48e Nishida: 3-3 (2 KK, 12-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd64w Makio: 4-3 (3 KK, 12-9) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 3-4 (2 KK, 11-10) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 8-6; only one career MK, current streak 12 KK, 110-56 career
  6. Yes, and even Ms6e Takakento and Ms8w Ichiyamamoto could be considered longshots IMO.
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 10): One of our Makushita wallees has fallen and the others stand on the edge of the tawara hoping to pull off the miracle of winning out. Hokuseiho has extended his undefeated streak to 19 bouts. Kotoshoho has now won 3 straight and 5 of the last 6 bouts to overcome a shaky start. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 2-3 (8 KK, 43-18) Ms11w Suzuki: 2-3 (9 KK, 46-22) Ms25e Fukai: 1-4 (3 KK, 18-8) Ms32e Mudoho: 2-3 (4 KK, 26-7) Ms33w Yoshii: 2-3 (8 KK, 40-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 2-3 (4 KK, 24-9) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 5-0 (2 KK, 19-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 3-2 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd44w Nabetame: 3-2 (3 KK, 20-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 3-2 (3 KK, 19-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 5-0 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd81w Shishi: 4-1 (2 KK, 16-3) Sd84w Hozan: 2-3 (2 KK, 14-5) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 5-0 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 5-0 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd9w Kirameki: 2-3 (3 KK, 16-10) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-5 (2 KK, 10-4-5) Jd42e Kotetsu: 1-4 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd47e Setonoumi: 3-2 (2 KK, 12-7) Jd48e Nishida: 2-3 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd60e Suzaki: 2-3 (2 KK, 10-9) Jd64w Makio: 3-2 (2 KK, 11-8) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 2-3 (2 KK, 10-9) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 6-4; only one career MK, current streak 11 KK, 108-54 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Never-makekoshi rikishi (records updated for Day 8): We have a very long list for November, and it's a bit troubling because all of the Makushita wallees currently have losing records as of day 7. In fact Kitanowaka, Suzuki and Yoshii with three losses each must win out to earn kachikoshi. It is less surprising that six of the bottom seven on the list also have losing records. New addition Hokuseiho boasts an undefeated career record through day 7 while Chiyotaisei, thanks to an 0-3 record this basho, actually has a losing career record thus far. Our honorable mention Kotoshoho is now part of the joi due to the absence of both yokozunae and two of three ozekis gone kyujo now also. With a 3-4 record and expecting to face off against the top of the division, he is likely to finally see only his second career makekoshi, which would put him on par with Hoshoryu (4-3 at M13e) in that respect. Hokutenkai (3-1 at Ms15e) is the next highest ranked rikishi with only one makekoshi. While laudable, he has a long way to go to earn an honorable mention IMO. Ms9w Kitanowaka: 1-3 (8 KK, 42-18) Ms11w Suzuki: 1-3 (9 KK, 45-22) Ms25e Fukai: 1-3 (3 KK, 18-7) Ms32e Mudoho: 2-2 (4 KK, 26-6) Ms33w Yoshii: 1-3 (8 KK, 39-21) Sd10e Dewanoryu: 2-2 (4 KK, 24-8) Sd21e Hokuseiho: 4-0 (2 KK, 17-0) Sd22e Hayatefuji: 3-1 (3 KK, 21-4) Sd44w Nabetame: 2-2 (3 KK, 19-6) Sd61w Shinohara: 2-2 (3 KK, 18-7) Sd72w Taiyo: 4-0 (3 KK, 20-5) Sd81w Shishi: 3-1 (2 KK, 15-3) Sd84w Hozan: 2-2 (2 KK, 14-4) Jd6w Ofukasawa: 4-0 (2 KK, 15-3) Jd8w Hagiwara: 4-0 (2 KK, 15-3) Jd9w Kirameki: 2-2 (3 KK, 16-9) Jd15w Shori: 0-0-4 (2 KK, 10-4-4) Jd42e Kotetsu: 1-3 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd47e Setonoumi: 2-2 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd48e Nishida: 2-2 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd60e Suzaki: 1-3 (2 KK, 9-9) Jd64w Makio: 3-1 (2 KK, 11-7) Jd65w Chiyotaisei: 1-3 (2 KK, 9-9) Honorable mention: M5w Kotoshoho: 3-4; only one career MK, current streak 11 KK, 105-54 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Your update on never-makekoshi rikishi after day 14: While there are still a few bouts remaining on day 15, the fate of all has been determined. Ms7e Tokisakae: 2-5 (7 KK, 40-16 career) Ms14w Kitanowaka: 4-2 (8 KK, 41-14) Ms21e Suzuki: 5-1 (9 KK, 44-18) Ms41w Fukai: 5-2 (3 KK, 17-4) Ms44w Yoshii: 4-3 (8 KK, 38-18) Ms55e Mudoho: 4-2 (4 KK, 23-4) Sd26e Dewanoryu: 4-3 (4 KK, 22-6) Sd78e Takeoka: 3-4 (2 KK, 14-7) Sd80w Hayatefuji: 5-1 (3 KK, 17-3) Sd81e Shinohara: 4-2 (3 KK, 16-4) Jd4w Nabetame: 6-1 (3 KK, 17-4) Jd8w Taiyo: 4-2 (3 KK, 15-5) Jd48w Kirameki: 5-2 (3 KK, 14-7) Honorable mention: M12e Kotoshoho: 9-5; only one career MK, current streak 10 KK, 101-50 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Your day 10 update on never-makekoshi rikishi: Suzuki and Shinohara earned their KK while Tokisakae hit the wall. Takeoka is the only other rikishi with a losing record currently. Ms7e Tokisakae: 1-4 (7 KK, 39-15 career) Ms14w Kitanowaka: 3-2 (7 KK, 40-14) Ms21e Suzuki: 4-1 (8 KK, 43-18) Ms41w Fukai: 3-2 (2 KK, 15-4) Ms44w Yoshii: 3-2 (6 KK, 37-17) Ms55e Mudoho: 4-1 (3 KK, 23-2) Sd26e Dewanoryu: 3-2 (3 KK, 21-5) Sd78e Takeoka: 2-3 (2 KK, 13-6) Sd80w Hayatefuji: 4-1 (2 KK, 16-3) Sd81e Shinohara: 4-1 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd4w Nabetame: 5-0 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd8w Taiyo: 3-2 (2 KK, 14-5) Jd48w Kirameki: 3-2 (2 KK, 12-7) Honorable mention: M12e Kotoshoho: 6-4; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 98-49 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Your update on never-makekoshi rikishi: Mudoho, Hayatefuji and Nabetame wasted no time in claiming their KK in four bouts. In his fourth basho, Mudoho still has only 2 losses = .920 record! Currently, only rank-leading Tokisakae is suffering a losing record. Ms7e Tokisakae: 1-3 (7 KK, 39-14 career) Ms14w Kitanowaka: 2-2 (7 KK, 39-14) Ms21e Suzuki: 3-1 (8 KK, 42-18) Ms44w Yoshii: 2-2 (6 KK, 36-17) Ms41w Fukai: 3-1 (2 KK, 15-3) Ms55e Mudoho: 4-0 (3 KK, 23-2) Sd26e Dewanoryu: 2-2 (3 KK, 20-5) Sd78e Takeoka: 2-2 (2 KK, 13-5) Sd80w Hayatefuji: 4-0 (2 KK, 16-2) Sd81e Shinohara: 3-1 (2 KK, 16-3) Jd4w Nabetame: 4-0 (2 KK, 15-3) Jd8w Taiyo: 2-2 (2 KK, 13-5) Jd48w Kirameki: 2-2 (2 KK, 11-7) Honorable mention: M12e Kotoshoho: 6-2; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 98-47 career
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    The Wall 2020

    Here’s the final July 2020 tally for never-makekoshi rikishi. Kitanowaka rejoined Tokisakae with 7 KK after a final-day win. Lower ranked Suzuki still leads with 8 KK. Mudoho lost the Sandanme yusho playoff to Fukai, who leads the newcomers to this list. Ms17w Tokisakae: 5-2 (7 KK, 38-11 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 4-3 (7 KK, 37-12) Ms40e Daikisho: 1-6 (7 KK, 35-21) Ms49e Suzuki: 6-1 (8 KK, 39-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 4-3 (6 KK, 34-15) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 5-2 (3 KK, 18-3) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1-4 (2 KK, 15-2-4) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-6 (5 KK, 24-18) Sd66w Mishima: 2-5 (5 KK, 24-18) Sd84w Mudoho: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 8-7; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 92-45 career Newcomers: Sd67e Fukai: 7-0 Y (2 KK, 12-2) Jd16e Shinohara: 5-2 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd46w Hayatefuji: 6-1 (2 KK, 12-2) Jd47w Taiyo: 5-2 (2 KK, 11-3) Jd75w Nabetame: 6-1 (2 KK, 11-3) Jd79e Kirameki: 4-3 (2 KK, 9-5) Jd84e Takeoka: 7-0 (2 KK, 11-3)
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    The Wall 2020

    Can you direct me to that thread, please?
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    The Wall 2020

    I forgot to mention the most important news: Day 13 saw Yoshii earn his kachi koshi, one day before his 17th birthday! When was the last time a 16-year-old did that in Makushita?
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    The Wall 2020

    After day 13, only Kitanowaka remains in limbo. There will be a Sandanme playoff between Muduho and Fukai; the latter will be added to The Wall for next basho. Fukai debuted at Sd100TD last basho. I'll feature the new additions to the list after the final day's action. Ms17w Tokisakae: 4-2 (7 KK, 37-11 career) Ms20w Kitanowaka: 3-3 (6 KK, 36-12) Ms40e Daikisho: 1-5 (7 KK, 35-20) Ms49e Suzuki: 4-2 (8 KK, 38-17) Ms54w Yoshii: 4-3 (6 KK, 34-15) Sd49e Dewanoryu: 5-1 (3 KK, 18-2) Sd54w Nihonyanagi: 2-1-3 (2 KK, 15-2-3) Sd58w Araoyama: 1-5 (5 KK, 24-17) Sd66w Mishima: 2-4 (5 KK, 24-17) Sd84w Mudoho: 7-0 (3 KK, 19-2) Honorable mention: M15e Kotoshoho: 8-5; only one career MK, current streak 9 KK, 92-43 career