^ .. I got no idea what is this about .. where does this quote came from ..so I am speaking generally
So generally .. unless their high level of fan support are from non-48G fans and only fans recently became 48G fans or .. coincidentally .. the kami oshimen of a fan, graduated or not participating and they all happen to go for these girls .. there ain't going to be much impact ..
Ranking low is possible ..but flying pass the half way mark or even the 3/4 mark is near impossible ..
We must note that we 48G fans have different oshimen in different 48 group .. and many favs .. we can like many many girls and show huge support when they are separated ..
But come SSK .. most have to make a choice on 1 or at most 2 ..
the fans can go out and explore the world but SSK is the moment they come home ..
So to me .. like many girls who seem extremely popular but always seem to under-perform in SSK is because they are the 48G no.2, no.3, no.4 of many people .. which actually don't gather much votes ..
on the other hand .. we have girls who look less popular but always seem to do very well in SSK
To me .. when you settle on your kami, no.1 .. you don't really have to show anything anymore to anyone ..but to show up for your girl when it matters ..