In the Ladies competition the same names get bandied about as the favorites (Kwan, Cohen, Kirk, McD, Nikodinov). Is there anyone who could come out of nowhere to upset the apple cart and finish in the top 3 a la NNN in 1998 and Sasha Cohen in 2000? What about the skater who finished 2nd to Nikodinov in the Sectionals?
I'm pretty sure it will be Weiss and Goebel for 1 and 2. What about #3? That seems to be pretty wide open. Any new faces that could sneak on the podium.
It seems that Pairs and Dance will not have many surprises.