Originally Posted by McGrain
True, but not related to the debate at hand; Wlad needs to beat the divisional #1 contender in order to be crowned TBR champion. That's all there is to say about it really. As soon as you start retrospectively (in the sense "he was #1 contender if") crowning champions what you have to hand is a mess, instead of the total clarity we have now.
But hasn't the board already retrospectively crowned champions in the divsion? Those who were listed as champ when the rankings were released?