i get your view, nick =)
its not necessarily a bad thing to pray and hope. (which is the only thing you can do right now)
but there should be caution as well, as we do not want anyone's hopes to be too crushed if they didn't get it because again, its difficult to assume how they select their candidates okay. =)
*fingers crossed for you guys*
in the meantime, do something more practical than hoping. go do your research on how to tackle the interview. they usually inform you around a week or so prior to your interview. so its best to be prepared.
*the interview is no joke. ^^ ""