I think K/S and V/T should be first and second; B/L third (if they are clean) M/B and I/M will be 4th and 5th in some order and G/E will get used to being in 6th place. It will be a great competition either way.
I highly doubt the Russian Federation would send anyone to worlds over K/S
They have the second highest free skate score this season and will medal at nationals and europeans, as well as the win they got at Cup of Russia. There is no way they are not sending the two time world bronze medalists.
As far as any competition goes, anything can happen. Injury, illness, airlines loosing skates and costumes It will be a great competition if everyone is 100%.