The list places a priority on results in major competitions, while taking into account mitigating factors like injury, record scores and big moves up the standings.
The organizers went to extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the skaters and fans in Osaka.
The United States finished second and Japan placed third in the seventh edition of the prestigious event.
Though Chen won again this night, the margin was considerably closer. The pair were separated by just two points after the short program.
Chen holds a slight lead over his top rival, while Russia is in first place after the first day of competition.
Hanyu was leaping especially high on his quads, while Chen was landing his consistently.
The top rivalry in men's skating returns to the spotlight as Hanyu will seek to end Chen’s victory streak and establish himself as the favorite heading...
The two-time Olympic champion was brilliant in the short program, but fell short of replicating that excellence in the free skate.