UAAP 2010 Power Rankings! (Start to August 3, 2010)

August 3, 2010 by  

This is the third installment.

I am getting the hang of this.

I am going to make this extremely quick since I’m just basically putting content on my blog.

Then why did I say that I’m getting the hang of this?

Well consider my opening statement gibberish.

The only good thing about this week was the right players are starting to move up the ranks. Glenn Capacio stated that he isn’t hurrying in bringing JR Cawaling to the thrust of FEU’s rotation. Cawaling’s season has been so-so but you need to blame this on RR Garcia, Paul Sanga, Terrence Romeo, Reil Cervantes, and all those players that can nail awesomeness in that position.

Adamson’s Jan Colina and Ateneo’s Justin Chua were booted out of the list to make way for two players that should have been in the list since Day One.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

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

Finally there are four Eagles in the Top 20! By the way, for DLSU fans, don’t fret. This rank is all about individual honors and you have to admire the fact that La Salle is second in the standings despite not having a player average in double figures.

THE TOP TEN:

10 TAMARAWS – REIL CERVANTES (FORMERLY # 7)
Down a few spots, he didn’t have his usual numbers but so what? His team is 6-0 and it’s not like people would blame Glenn Capacio for not using him!

9 MAROONS – WOODY CO (FORMERLY # 6)
Co found himself slipping because injuries sidelined him. Hopefully he can play in their next game because the Maroons desperately need his services.

8 TIGERS – JERIC FORTUNA (FORMERLY # 9)
He has been inconsistent as a scorer but he is very able when it comes to the other facets of his game. Whenever he plays well, it usually results to wins.

7 TAMARAWS – ALDRECH RAMOS (FORMERLY # 4)
Pippo Noundou played well in their last two games which pretty much ate part of his minutes although telling Ramos that he is useless would be a stupid remark.

6 MAROONS – MIKE SILUNGAN (FORMERLY # 8)
I haven’t seen a lot of UP games but I am intrigued on what this guy could bring. He was snubbed by San Beda but I don’t think opponents are ignoring his talent.

5 EAGLES – KIRK LONG (FORMERLY # 10)
A week ago, I asked him to explode. And he did. What a good follower! With Ateneo’s main guns starting to look well, maybe the Eagles can three-peat their crown after all!

4 TAMARAWS – RR GARCIA (FORMERLY # 5)
Anton Montinola said that the difference between RR and Mark Barroca is that RR as a PG still has the explosiveness but he also drives and dish the ball freely to his team mates. If that’s the case then I am fooled because all the time I thought he’s the SG/SF with the way he moves!

3 TIGERS – CHRIS CAMUS (FORMERLY # 2)
What he’s been doing… it’s kind of basic. He is the guy that holds of the large guys from shaming the Tigers. But I’m concerned with him because he seems to be the only guy capable in their frontline and a foul-ridden Camus is bad for the Tigers.

2 BULLDOGS – EMMANUEL MBE (FORMERLY # 3)
NU is in a position to brag. This season, Mbe is powering the Bulldogs to reach the Final Four which they last had when Jeff Napa and Froi Baguion was still part of the squad. Next season, expect things to change with the addition of Bobby Parks’ kid, Ray-Ray.

1 WARRIORS – PAUL LEE (FORMERLY # 1)
I don’t think Lee wants his name on top of the list. Sure, they finally won but does the win matter… since it came from UP? Last year’s roster was knee-deep with capable big guys and Lee’s high grade makes you wonder on how low UE’s talent will be in once Lee decides to turn pro.

So this marks Week three of my rankings. Any bullshit remarks would matter… if I decide to take them seriously.

Until then…

GAME OVER!

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