Interesting observation. I thought Ronnie's legs actually looked quite shredded, but his torso (from the front and somewhat from the rear) wasn't that shredded at all. So he looked kindof funny to me: really ripped limbs, not so ripped trunk. He has NO abs, which actually puts a huge minus in the scoring I'm sure.
Alas, the more I see Ronnie against Dex and Victor, the more I think there is NO way his shape in this package can beat them. You know what: the same with Jay. I don't think Jay's shape looks that great against either Dex or Victor (but by himself he looks pretty awesome).
I totally agree with you: Jay looked less dry, but seemed to improve as the night went on (no doubtedly due to all the flexing and squeezing while up on the stage). Dex and Victor look good and if it were up to me, I'd choose Dex for his shape over Victor's mass and shape.
I think Ronnie, after the pre-judging, is in 4th or 5th place. I think Dennis Wolf is amazing...but he seemed to fade a little at the end. Not sure if that is because the people he was compared against started to looked better while he stayed the same.