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Quality of Sumo 2020-2021

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So, I'm hoping to post one of these at the end of each (Gregorian) year.  I'm using the Bench Sumo Quality of Sumo point scoring system and applying it to Ozumo. I decided that rikishi only score points if they are a sekitori (I don't remember if Bench Sumo Makushitans were allowed to score points by beating a Juryo rikishsi or not, but they are not in this system). 

I had to make some adjustments, mainly to deal with fusens and mid-basho kyujos which are not possible in Bench Sumo. For a fusen, the win counts as part of the W-L but no points are scored for defeating that opponent on the dohyo. 

For mid-basho kyujo, a KK or MK is given depending on the number of wins, but absences do not count toward the losses total. Full kuyjo get neither an MK or a KK.

There were no points given for special prizes either, as certain rikishi (such as Ozeki) are not eligible.

Here is the table for 2020:

I also calculated Kyushu 2019, so that the Position and Points Change reflect the Change in Points once Kyushu 2019 was dropped and Kyushu 2020 (sorry November 2020) was added.

Pos Pos Change Rikishi Points Pts Change
1 2 Takakeisho 392 32
2 -1 Shodai 391 -50
3 -1 Asanoyama 342 -83
4 1 Takanosho 323 5
5 13 Terunofuji 318 110
6 0 Mitakeumi 316 6
7 0 Hokutofuji 315 23
8 0 Daieisho 311 20
9 0 Endo 273 -13
10 0 Okinoumi 266 4
11 2 Takarafuji 252 17
12 -1 Kiribayama 239 -12
13 -1 Onosho 236 -1
14 8 Tokushoryu 220 23
15 11 Tochinoshin 220 46
16 8 Takayasu 219 43
17 -2 Tamawashi 209 -15
18 13 Kotoshoho 208 50
19 -3 Kagayaki 207 -15
20 1 Ryuden 207 8
21 4 Wakatakakage 198 23
22 -18 Hakuho 197 -127
23 -6 Yutakayama 197 -12
24 -10 Myogiryu 184 -43
25 -5 Terutsuyoshi 184 -19
26 12 Tobizaru 172 35
27 -8 Enho 171 -35
28 8 Shimanoumi 165 27
29 -2 Chiyotairyu 163 -5
30 -2 Kaisei 158 -5
31 -2 Aoiyama 158 -5
32 3 Kotoeko 153 7
33 -1 Meisei 148 -7
34 -4 Sadanoumi 145 -17
35 5 Kotonowaka 129 0
36 -3 Ishiura 127 -23
37 10 Ichinojo 125 41
38 8 Hoshoryu 113 28
39 4 Kakuryu 111 2
40 -3 Kotoshogiku 109 -28
41 -2 Chiyomaru 106 -26
42 -19 Abi 105 -81
43 -9 Shohozan 105 -41
44 10 Akua 102 33
45 -1 Nishikigi 100 -2
46 5 Chiyoshoma 92 15
47 -5 Ikioi 91 -29
48 19 Chiyonokuni 88 52
49 1 Daiamami 86 8
50 11 Midorifuji 80 32
51 2 Kyokutaisei 77 6
52 3 Kyokushuho 75 9
53 -1 Hidenoumi 74 -2
54 4 Churanoumi 74 18
55 4 Akiseyama 73 20
56 -15 Kotoyuki 70 -56
57 -12 Azumaryu 68 -22
58 2 Chiyootori 67 17
59 -10 Tsurugisho 63 -16
60 4 Chiyonoo 62 19
61 2 Wakamotoharu 58 13
62 -6 Daishomaru 56 -4
63 -6 Mitoryu 54 -2
64 -16 Tochiozan 51 -30
65 0 Hakuyozan 43 4
66 -4 Daishoho 42 -5
67 1 Goeido 35 2
68 1 Takagenji 21 0
69 -3 Kizakiumi 18 -18
70 3 Chiyonoumi 17 11
71 15 Jokoryu 15 15
72 14 Ura 14 14
73 -3 Asagyokusei 13 0
74 1 Nishikifuji 5 0
75 1 Sakigake 4 0
76 1 Yago 3 -1
77 -6 Sokokurai 2 -10
78 2 Kitaharima 1 0
79 -7 Toyonoshima 0 -6
80 1 Tomokaze 0 2
81 -7 Fujiazuma -3 -9
82 1 Asabenkei -3 0
83 -5 Irodori -7 -8
84 1 Oki -9 0


Takakeisho has the highest `Quality of Sumo' score for 2020, but needed Shodai to go Kyujo in Kyushu to do it. The actual Quality of Sumo may of course vary from year to year even if the points are the same. Something that I find indicative of lower quality of sumo is the fact that Terunofuji started in Juryo and still made the top 5 and that Tochinoshin was still a Top 15 wrestler.

 

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I think "Needs opponents to go kyujo to achieve success" sums up the current crop of joi-jin nicely. 

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For my part I'm surprised Takanosho has outperformed Terunofuji; I assume it has to do with his longer time at the top of makuuchi.

Is there a link to the Bench Sumo scoring criteria?

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3 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

For my part I'm surprised Takanosho has outperformed Terunofuji; I assume it has to do with his longer time at the top of makuuchi.

Is there a link to the Bench Sumo scoring criteria?

Yes. Terunofuji was in Juryo for the first two basho, where points are lower. I'm quite sure if it were the last calendar year from now he'd be #1.

Here is the link

http://takanorappa.com/BenchRules/quality.htm

 

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1 hour ago, Sakura said:

So, I'm hoping to post one of these at the end of each (Gregorian) year.  I'm using the Bench Sumo Quality of Sumo point scoring system and applying it to Ozumo. I decided that rikishi only score points if they are a sekitori (I don't remember if Bench Sumo Makushitans were allowed to score points by beating a Juryo rikishsi or not, but they are not in this system). 

 

 

Back when the system started, Makushitans could score points in Bench Sumo, but we ditched after a few bashos. So, these days you have to be ranked in Juryo or higher to score points.

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2021 Results

Here are the results for 2021. Unfortunately, the Points Change and Position Change are relative to the previous basho, due to how I construct the table. If I remember to copy over the 2021 points, then I'll be able to construct a relative change from 2021 to 2022 next year. Anyway, it's clear that Terunofuji is the biggest gainer in points and his lead is much more commanding than that of Takakeisho last year. Aside from those who retired during the year, the biggest loser in points is likely to be Asanoyama.

Pos Pos Change Rikishi Points Pts Change
1 0 Terunofuji 694 21
2 1 Mitakeumi 443 46
3 -1 Daieisho 409 -18
4 2 Shodai 408 51
5 -1 Takakeisho 372 -2
6 1 Meisei 357 12
7 3 Takanosho 349 26
8 -3 Takayasu 337 -26
9 -1 Ichinojo 333 -10
10 1 Wakatakakage 332 26
11 3 Kiribayama 312 25
12 0 Hoshoryu 311 13
13 -4 Hokutofuji 310 -17
14 2 Endo 291 18
15 -2 Onosho 288 0
16 2 Tamawashi 254 8
17 -2 Takarafuji 253 -25
18 -1 Myogiryu 243 -20
19 2 Okinoumi 238 10
20 0 Asanoyama 231 -5
21 10 Ura 231 49
22 -3 Shimanoumi 217 -25
23 6 Hidenoumi 216 27
24 -1 Kotonowaka 215 -3
25 -3 Tobizaru 211 -15
26 0 Terutsuyoshi 202 8
27 1 Chiyoshoma 199 10
28 -4 Aoiyama 197 -10
29 6 Chiyomaru 177 17
30 -3 Kagayaki 175 -14
31 -6 Tochinoshin 166 -33
32 1 Yutakayama 166 2
33 -3 Kotoeko 163 -21
34 -2 Chiyotairyu 159 -18
35 1 Kaisei 158 2
36 3 Tsurugisho 156 7
37 0 Hakuho 154 0
38 -4 Chiyonokuni 153 -7
39 -1 Akua 147 -2
40 20 Abi 131 75
41 2 Ishiura 128 8
42 8 Ichiyamamoto 127 40
43 -2 Daiamami 125 -12
44 2 Sadanoumi 123 23
45 -3 Midorifuji 106 -20
46 -6 Tokushoryu 105 -33
47 -3 Chiyonoo 105 -14
48 5 Wakamotoharu 92 15
49 2 Mitoryu 86 8
50 2 Shohozan 84 6
51 -2 Daishomaru 80 -8
52 2 Hakuyozan 80 11
53 12 Oho 77 27
54 -7 Akiseyama 76 -22
55 8 Bushozan 74 21
56 3 Nishikigi 67 11
57 -12 Kotoshoho 66 -44
58 4 Nishikifuji 63 10
59 -3 Azumaryu 62 0
60 6 Tohakuryu 56 14
61 -3 Takagenji 54 -4
62 2 Enho 53 3
63 5 Daishoho 50 12
64 -7 Churanoumi 48 -10
65 2 Kaisho 47 7
66 -11 Kyokutaisei 45 -20
67 -19 Ryuden 40 -51
68 -7 Kyokushuho 40 -13
69 0 Yago 38 2
70 1 Takakento 27 0
71 -1 Jokoryu 16 -15
72 7 Kotokuzan 16 16
73 10 Asanowaka 16 16
74 -2 Chiyonoumi 9 -11
75 -1 Ikioi 7 -3
76 -1 Ryuko 7 0
77 6 Hiradoumi 6 6
78 -1 Kotoyuki 0 0
79 -1 Kakuryu 0 0
80 -7 Chiyootori -2 -17
81 -1 Hokuseiho -2 -2
82 -1 Asashiyu -7 0
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Posted (edited)
Rikishi Hatsu 22 Rank 2021 Pos 2020 Pos Pos Change 2021 Points 2020 Points Points Change
Terunofuji Y 1 5 4 694 318 376
Ura M2e 21 72 51 231 14 217
Meisei K1e 6 33 27 357 148 209
Ichinojo M2w 9 37 28 333 125 208
Hoshoryu M6e 12 38 26 311 113 198
Hidenoumi M8e 23 53 30 216 74 142
Wakatakakage M1e 10 21 11 332 198 134
Mitakeumi S1e 2 6 4 443 316 127
Ichiyamamoto M14w 42     127   127
Takayasu M7e 8 16 8 337 219 118
Chiyoshoma M5w 27 46 19 199 92 107
Daieisho K1w 3 8 5 409 311 98
Tsurugisho M16w 36 59 23 156 63 93
Kotonowaka M14e 24 35 11 215 129 86
Oho M18e 53     77   77
Bushozan J1w 55     74   74
Kiribayama M1w 11 12 1 312 239 73
Chiyomaru M13e 29 41 12 177 106 71
Chiyonokuni M9e 38 48 10 153 88 65
Myogiryu M10e 18 24 6 243 184 59
Nishikifuji J9e 58 74 16 63 5 58
Tohakuryu J8e 60     56   56
Shimanoumi M9w 22 28 6 217 165 52
Onosho M5e 15 13 -2 288 236 52
Kaisho J5e 65     47   47
Akua M10w 39 44 5 147 102 45
Tamawashi M3e 16 17 1 254 209 45
Chiyonoo J11w 47 60 13 105 62 43
Daiamami J3e 43 49 6 125 86 39
Aoiyama M16e 28 31 3 197 158 39
Tobizaru M8w 25 26 1 211 172 39
Hakuyozan J11e 52 65 13 80 43 37
Yago J14w 69 76 7 38 3 35
Wakamotoharu M15e 48 61 13 92 58 34
Takagenji intai 61 68 7 54 21 33
Mitoryu J7e 49 63 14 86 54 32
Takakento Ms3e 70     27   27
Midorifuji J8w 45 50 5 106 80 26
Abi M6w 40 42 2 131 105 26
Takanosho S1w 7 4 -3 349 323 26
Daishomaru J6w 51 62 11 80 56 24
Terutsuyoshi M11w 26 25 -1 202 184 18
Endo M3w 14 9 -5 291 273 18
Shodai O 4 2 -2 408 391 17
Asanowaka J6e 73     16   16
Kotokuzan J4w 72     16   16
Kotoeko M17e 33 32 -1 163 153 10
Daishoho J7w 63 66 3 50 42 8
Ryuko intai 76     7   7
Hiradoumi J14e 77     6   6
Akiseyama Ms30w 54 55 1 76 73 3
Jokoryu Ms3w 71 71 0 16 15 1
Ishiura M12e 41 36 -5 128 127 1
Takarafuji M7w 17 11 -6 253 252 1
Kaisei M17w 35 30 -5 158 158 0
Hokuseiho Ms12w 81     -2   -2
Chiyotairyu M12w 34 29 -5 159 163 -4
Hokutofuji M4w 13 7 -6 310 315 -5
Azumaryu J5e 59 57 -2 62 68 -6
Asashiyu Ms20e 82     -7   -7
Chiyonoumi Ms13e 74 70 -4 9 17 -8
Takakeisho O 5 1 -4 372 392 -20
Shohozan J3w 50 43 -7 84 105 -21
Sadanoumi M11e 44 34 -10 123 145 -22
Churanoumi J9w 64 54 -10 48 74 -26
Okinoumi M4e 19 10 -9 238 266 -28
Yutakayama M13w 32 23 -9 166 197 -31
Kagayaki J1e 30 19 -11 175 207 -32
Kyokutaisei Ms5w 66 51 -15 45 77 -32
Nishikigi J2e 56 45 -11 67 100 -33
Kyokushuho Ms1e 68 52 -16 40 75 -35
Hakuho intai 37 22 -15 154 197 -43
Tochinoshin M15w 31 15 -16 166 220 -54
Chiyootori intai 80 58 -22 -2 67 -69
Kotoyuki intai 78 56 -22 0 70 -70
Ikioi intai 75 47 -28 7 91 -84
Asanoyama J4e 20 3 -17 231 342 -111
Kakuryu intai 79 39 -40 0 111 -111
Tokushoryu J10e 46 14 -32 105 220 -115
Enho J10w 62 27 -35 53 171 -118
Kotoshoho J2w 57 18 -39 66 208 -142
Ryuden Ms5e 67 20 -47 40 207 -167

Sumo quality.xlsx

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I found some errors. There may be others I did not catch. Caveat emptor!
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Thanks @Ack!. It turns out that there are a few bigger losers than Asanoyama. I had forgotten about similarly suspended Ryuden. Tokushoryu losing the points from his yusho basho and drop to Juryo was on my mind, but what I didn't remember was the change in fortunes for Enho and Kotoshoho. It should be note that we had 6 basho this year instead of the 5 last year, so those that lost points are really in an even worse position.

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Takarafuji gains 1 point, but loses 6 positions. Mr consistency. 

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