I'm not sure how long Alissa can keep this momemtum going... But please Alissa, don't bomb at Worlds!
Anywho, Miki, Mao, and Yuna are definite contenders (well, if Yuna is in form and Mao has improved further). Alissa and Carolina are contenders as well IF they can skate the way they can, but head cases are always head cases. Kanako won't be on the podium unless the aforementioned skaters bomb. Besides her long program is :bleh.