None of the names mentioned have been anywhere near contention for the higher up spots lately, honestly. Dolph's just became a face. Bryan is def getting high profile matches, but nothing that screams "One of the top 3" , def closer than the rest though.
Sheamus AND Orton are nowhere near the level they were before. Ryback is just, doing something extremely hard to put my finger on...While his whole almost coward heel(Which he does NOT need to be.), is hurting his character badly, but I think for some reason something will happen that rectifies that. Jericho's only there to put dudes over, remove him from the list IMO. Onto the other...I really can't think of too many else. In closing though, I'd have to say Dolph, Bryan, and Ryback have the potential to join the upper echelon. Ryback should have done been a top boy, but I think they just figured they'd have something more, given his popularity when he turned. I'd say save him while you can and go back to face and FEED ME MORE, and he can go right back where he left off.