September Basho Banzuke Announced

So it looks like I was wrong and the NSK did the “right”(?) thing and struck all gamblers down to the next lowest division.  (except Shironoyu who aws promoted to Juryo.)  So without further ado here is your “once in 100 years banzuke” (and looking at it, i surely hope they decided to stick to that 100 years thing.)

East West

Hakuho

Harumafuji

Baruto

Aran

Kisenosato

Tokitenku

Homasho

Kotoshogiku

Tokusegawa

Takamisakari

Mokonami

Kitataiki

Kokkai

Kimurayama

Hokutoriki

Kotokasuga

Koryu

Kasugao

Tochinonada

Gagamaru

Kyokunankai

Toyozakura

Yokozuna

Ozeki

Ozeki

Sekiwake

Komusubi

Maegashira 1

Maegashira 2

Maegashira 3

Maegashira 4

Maegashira 5

Maegashira 6

Maegashira 7

Maegashira 8

Maegashira 9

Maegashira 10

Maegashira 11

Maegashira 12

Maegashira 13

Maegashira 14

Maegashira 15

Maegashira 16

Maegashira 17

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Kotooshu

Kaio

Tochiozan

Kakuryu

Wakanosato

Tochinoshin

Kyokutenho

Aminishiki

Hakuba

Asasekiryu

Tosayutaka

Masatsukasa

Bushuyama

Shimotori

Yoshikaze

Takekaze

Sokokurai

Tamawashi

Kakizoe

Tosanoumi

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Personally, I got killed on the predictions for this one, mainly because I forgot to add the M17 spot.  I’m absolutely stunned to see Hakuba only knocked back to M5W.  With the “sumo” he displayed I had expected more like 7 or 8.  I was also surprsied to see Gagamaru stay in the big show, Lady Gaga got a lucky break this time, and needs to step up to the plate if he wants to stay afloat.  However, most of the guys he’ll be fighting are back from his Juryo days, so maybe it won’t be that much of a problem.

This basho is going to be pretty interesting.  I’d say that the sanyaku looks pretty solid.  For Aran, I think he’s either going to really show what he’s worth (positive connotation) or he’ll going to really show what he’s worth (negative connotation).  I’m predicting either lots of wins and good sumo, or very few wins but still with some good sumo.  I’d excpect Kisenosato to get his 8 but not much more, maybe 9.  It depends on when he gets psyched out and stops thinking.  Like I said before I hoping for 9 or 10 from Tochiozan, I’m not entirely sure he’ll pull it off, but there is a chance.  Kakuryu is another one of those guys that is tough to predict, he’s very streaky and easily gets psyched out.  I’ll say 7 or 8 for now, but might ammend my statement once i see his first few days schedule.  I think out of M1-M3 we’ll only see Kotoshogiku and Tochinoshin come out with a kachikoshi.  However, Kyokutenho is a solid veteran rikishi and we’ll defintely see some good stuff from him.

Now lets take a look and see who’s bumpin around in Juryo.

East West

Goeido

Miyabiyama

Hochiyama

Kaisei

Shotenro

Wakakoyu

Jumonji

Okinoumi

Tokushinho

Asofuji

Matsutani

Nakanokuni

Tochinowaka

Ryuho

Juryo 1

Juryo 2

Juryo 3

Juryo 4

Juryo 5

Juryo 6

Juryo 7

Juryo 8

Juryo 9

Juryo 10

Juryo 11

Juryo 12

Juryo 13

Juryo 14

Toyonoshima

Wakatenro

Toyohibiki

Tamaasuka

Sadanoumi

Tamanoshima

Sakaizawa

Sadanofuji

Hoshikaze

Sagatsuka

Shironoryu

Takarafuji

Yamomotoyama

Iwakiyama

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