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Highest ranked on January 2023 banzuke

Who will be ranked the highest on the January 2023 banzuke?   

20 members have voted

  1. 1. Ranked highest on January 2023 banzuke

    • Wakatakakage
      2
    • Houshouryuu
      5
    • Kotonowaka
      0
    • Meisei
      1
    • Ounoshou
      0
    • Daieishou
      0
    • Kiribayama
      4
    • Ichinojou
      0
    • Mitakeumi
      6
    • Ura
      0
    • Okinoumi
      0
    • Asanoyama
      0
    • Abi
      2


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Mitakeumi will continue to be the forever sekiwake. There are a couple future ozeki on the list but they won't make it next year.

Edited by Churaumi
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I said Wakatakakage, mostly because he appears to me as the most convincing of the "young hopes" at the moment, also thanks to his sumo university background. I agree that Hoshoryu (and possibly also Kotonowaka) has a greater potential, but the question is when he will blossom. His Makuuchi record is still inconsistent and there is no guarantee he will be able to mature this much within a year. Well, perhaps yes, but I prefer to play safe. Wakatakakage even made last year a string of two 10+ bashos (July and September 2020) which is quite promising in the perspective of a future bid to Ozeki although it's too early to say whether he will make it at all.

On the other hand, a few not-so-young hopes I cannot see raising this much, say Mitakeumi (@Churaumi docet), Meisei, and Ichinojo, have in my opinion good chances to park their bus in the Komusubi-Sekiwake boxes and ultimately resulting the highest guys of this list in January 2023 despite all.

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I voted Abi because I didn’t see Mitakeumi before I clicked submit. I think Abi will work his way back up quickly but I also don’t see Mitakeumi falling too far from where he is now. I think they’ll be neck and neck in January 2023 but give the edge to Mitakeumi. 

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Hoshoryu will grab the spot for the Hatsu 2023 banzuke

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