Sydman’s UAAP Rankings (Start to August 15)
August 17, 2010 by Sydrick Salazar
The rankings were absent last week.
UAAP took a backseat for the PBA.
UAAP will still take a backseat to my other endeavors. This is why my rankings wouldnâ€™t be lengthy.
Anyway, it is evident that the list was nonexistent for a week with the way the player ranks jolted. Four players from the Top 10 dropped significantly while three mowed their way to the lower half to the top half. Two players are new entries as Adamsonâ€™s Lester Alvarez and Ateneoâ€™s Ryan Buenafe went down from the ranks.
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:
20 ARCHERS â€“ SIMON ATKINS (FORMERLY # 15)
19 EAGLES â€“ JUSTIN CHUA (RETURNING)
18 BULLDOGS â€“ JOSEPH HERMOSISIMA (FORMERLY # 17)
17 EAGLES â€“ NICO SALVA (FORMERLY # 11)
16 ARCHERS â€“ MAUI VILLANUEVA (FORMERLY # 14)
15 MAROONS â€“ WOODY CO (FORMERLY # 9)
14 MAROONS â€“ MIKE SILUNGAN (FORMERLY # 6)
13 MAROONS â€“ ALVIN PADILLA (NEW ENTRY)
12 EAGLES â€“ KIRK LONG (FORMERLY # 5)
11 TIGERS â€“ JERIC FORTUNA (FORMERLY # 8)
THE TOP TEN:
10 MAROONS â€“ MAGI SISON (FORMERLY # 12)
Good news for UP â€“ they have four players in the Top 20! Bad news for UP â€“ While they have three players averaging in double figures, there are only seven players nailing two points and more for the squad.
9 TAMARAWS â€“ REIL CERVANTES (FORMERLY # 10)
This fiery point producer can certainly create damage on both ends of the court. But he should keep his temper in check. Maybe his one game suspension would teach him to control his anger.
8 FALCONS â€“ ERIC CAMSON (FORMERLY # 13)
He moved up from five spots to make a statement that he is a force to be reckon with inside the paint. With the way Adamson is situated in the UAAP rankings, who would argue with him?
7 TAMARAWS â€“ ALDRECH RAMOS (FORMERLY # 7)
Steadily solidifying his spot at number 7, Ramos needs to maintain focus because he is the teamâ€™s biggest asset inside. Hopefully that loss would fuel the Tamaraws to never underestimate their opponents.
6 EAGLES â€“ ERIC SALAMAT (FORMERLY # 16)
In his final year, he is expected to become the teamâ€™s leader. Unfortunately he hasnâ€™t been responding to the task given to himâ€¦ until now. His solid performances catapulted the former SSC Stag to jump ten spots on the list. However, he is not the weekâ€™s biggest jumper.
5 WARRIORS â€“ KENNETH ACIBAR (FORMERLY # 18)
He moved 13 spots as his team won two of their last four. With Paul Lee getting the lionâ€™s share of opponents, Acibar was given the green light to become more aggressive offensively. This gamble worked and UE found an inside force they have been yearning.
4 TAMARAWS â€“ RR GARCIA (FORMERLY # 4)
His team is in Cloud Nine but that was tarnished when they were handed their first loss. Being the chief tactician inside the court, the blame was for him to gather. Instead of sulking they made it a basis and itâ€™s hard to see FEU losing since.
3 TIGERS â€“ CHRIS CAMUS (FORMERLY # 3)
He continues to perform well for the Tigers. Unfortunately the Tigers eternal lack for centers is what makes UST a couple of wins short on the win column. The guy is almost the same size of Mike Silungan and the UP Maroon is a small forward!
2 BULLDOGS â€“ EMMANUEL MBE (FORMERLY # 2)
Mbe is unstoppable and his play resembles with what Samuel Ekwe had when he was in San Beda. Unfortunately for this Cameroonian, he needs more help if they want to claim their first final four of the century!
1 WARRIORS â€“ PAUL LEE (FORMERLY # 1)
Lee wins the rankings again but Mbe almost dislodged him. Performances from his teammates need to be better because the defense is clamped against him. His points and assists are down while his turnovers have gone up. He is one of those players that can score and direct but how can he do that if his team mates are contented in spotting up rather than going to a motion offense. The Cobra Commanderâ€™s team is slowly clawing en route for a Final Four seat but they need to grab successive victories in order for this to happen.
Paul Lee hung to secure the top spot but unless he regains his form, Mbe, Salamat, and Garcia will try to uproot him from his spot. Camus? Whatever Lee is going through, he has it twice as hard.
Until next week,