If Christiansen and Blasius both win in the 1st round, it is assured that 1 of the following will not place: Christiansen, Merrick, Blasius, Weisbrod.
Results from this season:
Christiansen defeated Blasius.
Merrick defeated Blasius.
Weisbrod defeated Christiansen.
The guy that does the ratings is merely being objective based on what has happened to this point. Remember, these are ratings, not predictions.