This time, the schedulers seem determined to make sure that the yusho contenders meet on the dohyo. So on Day 13, they’ve matched up Sekiwake Tochinoshin (currently 9-2, pending Day 12 results) with M8 Asanoyama (currently 10-1). This means that, quite unusually, Tochinoshin won’t face at least one of the Ozeki (or, less likely, the Yokozuna). Kakuryu (also currently 9-2) will face Takayasu, which is also somewhat out of order and leaves open the possibility that he will fight Tochinoshin on senshuraku, although the traditional final bout with the second-highest-ranked man on the banzuke, Goeido, may still be more likely. We’ll get a good idea when the Day 14 torikumi, which will take into account Day 12 results, is released about 24 hours from now.