Takahashi yes, but I'd say Abbott is a medal contender BEHIND Chan, Takahashi, Fernandez, Hanyu, and Kozuka. Fernandez and Hanyu because they have quads in SP and FS (Javi has 2 in FS), Takahashi because his PCS are even higher than Abbott's and seems a little more consistent with his jumps, and Kozuka because he has his World silver medal from last season to back him up. I would add Brezina to this group because he has 2 quads, but I'm unsure if he will be going for 4s in the SP and both in the FS, or just 3-3 in the SP and one quad (4s) in FS, his layout is always changing it seems, and also his PCS aren't as good as Abbott, he has also been inconsistent with jumps this season, and his scores haven't been stellar yet. But, he does always seem to do well at Worlds so who knows. Jeremy has a shot at a medal but it's a long shot IMO. Top 5 is more feasible but he'll have to skate well to even manage that.