Interestingly, it doesn't read as though the ranking will in and of itself decide who's on the team. The discretionary criteria section is (IMO) vaguer:It appears to be benefiting lower ranked skaters and teams that only had 1 GP - athletes already in the top 24 SB/WR, and athletes with 2 GP's have less need to be sent to a non-challenger Sr. B, and USFS is less likely to spend the $$ to send them there. The prior season points aren't offsetting that nearly enough (especially with current season events basically counting 2x with average & highest). The top 5 from US Nationals are put into the selection pool as well, so it's not like anyone is being left out, but seeing the numbers makes me think USFS is not going to rely too much on the ranking - otherwise Seo & Shin could be given higher consideration than skaters that beat them on the GP.
It seems like a reasonable way to put a pool of athletes together, but not a good solution for final selection (IMO).
This reads to me as the committee using the scores and detailed protocols from the events included in the ranking and reviewing for "consistency, competitiveness, and trend."The performance data provided to the International Committee to enhance their discussion for the selection of the athletes/teams will include competition results and other reports/data relating to detailed results sheets of the competitions listed in section 1.2. The data derived from the detailed results sheets from these events will provide a body of work within a twelve-month period that will demonstrate the athlete’s/team’s consistency and ability to achieve medal potential scores at the 2024 World Championships. The data derived from protocols from the list of events, looking at consistency, competitiveness, and trending scores, will be a primary focus on discussing the ranking of the athletes/teams and determining who will be the best athletes that will have the most performance impact at the2024 World Championships.
Basically, we'll know almost exactly who is in consideration for the World Team, but the actual team may be more up for interpretation.