It looks like there are a LOT of skaters who only currently have one assignment. Am I the only one who thinks that federations will use their TBA assignments to give a skater with only one assignment thus far a chance for the final? Examples: I'd be very surprised if either (or both) Cain/Reagan or Castelli/Shnapir don't skate at Skate America. Surely the Japanese ice dancing slot will go to the Reeds. I'd be surprised if Alban didn't get the French TBA slot. In fact, I'm willing to bet a lot of the TBAs go not to random, unassigned skaters, but rather to skaters who currently have only one assignment.

In other notes, USFSA selected Caroline Zhang? That surprised me.