Sponichi has posted their standing predictions for the Central League.
Here's a quick overview:
8 of 11 analysts think the Yomiuri Giants will win the CL pennant. Of the remaining three, two selected the Hanshin Tigers and one selected the Hiroshima Carp.
7 of 11 analysts think the Chunichi Dragons will finish in second place. The three that didn't pick the Giants to win the CL pennant selected the Giants as the team to finish in second. The remaining analyst selected the Tigers.
The Yokohama Bay Stars were selected to finish in last place by 6 analysts. Of the remaining six, five selected the Hiroshima Carp and one selected the Yakult Swallows.
By assigning points to the finishes in each of the predicted standing, I came up with this overall prediction:
- Yomiuri Giants
- Chunichi Dragons
- Hanshin Tigers
- Yakult Swallows
- Hiroshima Carp
- Yokohama Bay Stars
(I have gone back and added this for the PL Sponichi predictions I posted earlier.)