In light of jump value changes and huge PCS differences, I've been thinking- are results at Worlds appear almost predetermined?
Regardless of personal likes and dislikes:
Takahashi and Chan will receive PCS in mid- 8th, for every aspect, no matter what is the performance on the day ( at least it seems so now). Maybe Joubert will get into 8ths based on history, though who knows this year.
Abbott, Kozuka, Verner, Oda, Rippon ( insert your favorite with good SS here)- guys who I would think could challenge with a stellar performance- have been receiving PCS in mid- 7th. That's the difference of 5 points in SP, 10 in LP, 15 total.
With skaters getting 7:30 for a fall on a Quad ( thus losing 4 points total with the fall deduction) and 5:50 for a fall on 3A ( also losing 4 points), Takahashi or Chan can fall on Quad, fall on 3A, fall on footwork ( -1), have another scratchy landing ( -1 of the value) in the Long and have a fall in the short and still win over a squeaky clean Abbott or Verner or Kozuka who had the same jumping content but executed perfectly.
Is that, in fact, correct?