Sydman's UAAP 2010 Power Rankings! (Start to July 27, 2010)


Okay. It’s time once again for the UAAP Rankings.

Some players got lucky in the early stages of the UAAP.

Then the established veterans started to make their mark.

Four games to the season and we saw a lot of big stars finally debuting (two to be exact)… although some have yet to arrive. Gone from the list were Jerick Canada and Alvin Padilla. We are hoping players like Jeric Teng, Ryan Buenafe, Eric Salamat, JR Cawaling, Emman Monfort, and Yutien Andrada would make their way to the list.

By the way, there is a new number one guy in the rankings.

And if I would conclude this early… why are the bottom teams on top of the rankings?


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

20 ARCHERS – MAUI VILLANUEVA (FORMERLY # 13)
19 WARRIORS – KENNETH ACIBAR (FORMERLY # 17)
18 FALCONS – LESTER ALVAREZ (FORMERLY # 19)
17 ARCHERS – SIMON ATKINS (FORMERLY # 14)
16 EAGLES – NICO SALVA (FORMERLY # 11)
15 BULLDOGS – JOSEPH HERMOSISIMA (FORMERLY # 10)
14 MAROONS – MAGI SISON (NEW ENTRY)
13 FALCONS – JAN COLINA (FORMERLY # 12)
12 EAGLES – JUSTIN CHUA (FORMERLY # 16)
11 FALCONS – ERIC CAMSON (FORMERLY # 7)


Just like last week, Ateneo and La Salle’s lack of a dominating star player is evident in the ranks. It seems like JR Cawaling is the other Smart-Gilas player that has yet to debut in the ranks with Magi Sison coming in at number 14. Is he the biggest debut in the power rankings? Not by a longshot.

And speaking of longshots…


THE TOP TEN:

10 EAGLES – KIRK LONG (FORMERLY # 8): Ateneo has eight players scoring five points and more and while Long ranks third in scoring, he norms under 10 points. At this point, the Eagles need a scoring sensation and he seriously needs to step up in this role.
STATS: 8.5PPG, 4.5RPG, 3.8APG, 2.0SPG IN 24.8MPG

9 TIGERS – JERIC FORTUNA (NEW ENTRY): Fortuna went berserk in their third game and the Tigers loved it. He plays heavy minutes because of the Tigers lack of bench support. Hopefully he can do well this season so he can establish himself once he decides to go to the PBL.
STATS: 13.8PPG, 3.8RPG, 3.8APG, 1.8SPG IN 33.5MPG

8 MAROONS – MIKE SILUNGAN (FORMERLY # 15): With a beast-like work ethic this Chicago-raised slasher named after arguably the best basketball player that ever lived is notching big time games for the Maroons despite their lack of wins. Hopefully the wins catch on for this guy.
STATS: 14.8PPG, 5.0RPG, 2.8APG, 1.5SPG IN 30.5MPG

7 TAMARAWS – REIL CERVANTES (FORMERLY # 9): He ranks second in points, rebounds, and minutes for his squad and with the results FEU is getting, that’s understandable. One of the senior statesmen of the squad, his contributions to the squad is making the Tams severely mighty.
STATS: 15.5PPG, 6.3RPG, 2.0APG IN 25.8MPG

6 MAROONS – WOODY CO (FORMERLY # 1): His points significantly dropped this week and you can connect the explosions of Silungan and Sison plus the heightened defense he has been attracting on this matter. Still winless, Co needs to break out from his offensive slump.
STATS: 11.3PPG, 6.5RPG, 2.8APG, 1.8SPG, 1.0BPG IN 25.5MPG

5 TAMARAWS – RR GARCIA (FORMERLY # 2): Like Co, Garcia is suffering from an offensive slump. Unlike Co, Garcia could take it easy and let Terrence Romeo go berserk since his team is in the top of the food chain. FEU is easily the best team in the league right now.
STATS: 17.0PPG, 4.0RPG, 2.5APG IN 30.5MPG

4 TAMARAWS – ALDRECH RAMOS (FORMERLY # 5): This Smart-Gilas’ slotman is finding different avenues to showcase his skills. He is still third in the league in rebounds which is great since the team is overloaded with talent. To think he is barely averaging 25 minutes a game!
STATS: 10.5PPG, 9.0RPG, 1.8APG, 1.8BPG IN 23.0MPG

3 BULLDOGS – EMMANUEL MBE (FORMERLY # 4): One COMMENTER pointed out the NU can’t win a championship by adding one Cameroonian. While that can be true, you can’t mess with the fact that people are now weary if their team is facing NU… especially with this double-double addict around!
STATS: 11.8PPG, 12.5RPG, 1.3APG IN 32.0MPG

2 TIGERS – CHRIS CAMUS (FORMERLY # 6): This undersized big man from Santo Tomas is doing a helluva job in making things happen for the Tigers. Jervy Cruz version 2 can easily knock a jump shot, pass to a cutting stalwart, work on the boards and make things better for this height-hungry crew.
STATS: 8.8PPG, 10.8RPG, 3.3APG, 1.3SPG IN 33.8MPG

1 WARRIORS – PAUL LEE (FORMERLY # 3): The highly-talented scorer is a shoo-in for the top spot. That’s well… but not quite. You see, unlike the past three years or so, Lee doesn’t have a Mark Borboran, Pari Llagas, or Elmer Espiritu to depend on. The current frontline of UE is pretty much raw and unstable. UE is knee-deep with slashers and shooters but what they need right now are viable threats a la Kenneth Acibar. For a school known for its keen eye for talent it’s disappointing to see the Cobra Commander in this predicament. Lee is leading in points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes and worst of all… TURNOVERS! Where is the support???

STATS: 19.3PPG, 7.0RPG, 3.8APG, 1.8SPG IN 29.5MPG


So this ends this ranking for this week. Expect this to strike anew next week… probably with DLSU player in the Top 10 and perhaps a Ryan Buenafe, JR Cawaling, and a Jeric Teng sighting!

Game over!

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