Sydman's UAAP 2010 Power Rankings! (Start to July 18, 2010)


This is the first time I’m going to do this and hopefully I can do a bi-monthly coverage of the current UAAP season.

Anyway, welcome Sydman’s Power Rankings… THE UAAP VERSION!

Thanks to the PBFANTASY site, I can easily grab the stats to execute such feat. The persons listed in the rank basically topped his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, and hell… EVEN TURNOVERS!

This isn’t fabricated. Why the ginormous fuck would I even do that?


The equation I used for determining the rankings are as follows: Points per game is multiplied by 1. RPG is multiplied by 1.5. APG is multiplied by 2. SPG and BPG are multiplied by 2.5. Add these babies up and subtract their turnovers per game, and swish… you get their stats!

Anyway, GAME STARTS NOW!


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

These are the players that had awesome stats but it never took them as high as they would have wanted it. Sure, basketball – especially college basketball – is a team sport but I’ll definitely insert the wins in the near future.

20 MAROONS – ALVIN PADILLA

19 FALCONS – LESTER ALVAREZ

18 FALCONS – JERICK CANADA

17 WARRIORS – KENNETH ACIBAR

16 EAGLES – JUSTIN CHUA

15 MAROONS – MICHAEL SILUNGAN

14 ARCHERS – SIMON ATKINS

13 ARCHERS – MAUI VILLANUEVA

12 FALCONS – JAN COLINA

11 EAGLES – NICO SALVA

There were a lot of Falcons and Maroons in this part of the ranks. The reason here is that the Soaring Falcons and the Fighting Maroons have shallow secondary support. This is also why some of the best of La Salle and Ateneo are situated at this point. Both teams have extremely deep benches – Norman Black’s most used player is inside the Top 10 while Dindo Pumaren’s most used player is Simon Atkins who plays only a little over 20 minutes per game.


THE TOP TEN:

Here are the go-to-guys of their respective schools. With the UAAP season still in its baby stages, expect a lot of movement as the weeks ensue.

10 BULLDOGS – JOSEPH HERMOSISIMA
He is NU’s leading scorer and second in rebounds as well. While he is not the team’s most important player, but he gives the team an offensive presence when it matters.
STATS: 16PPG, 5.7RPG, 1APG IN 32MPG

9 TAMARAWS – REIL CERVANTES
I could be wrong but this is probably his last year as Tam and hopefully with the way he is playing, a championship could be in the works.
STATS: 16.5PPG, 6RPG, 1BPG IN 28MPG

8 EAGLES – KIRK LONG
His deadshot accuracy is somewhat reminding people of Chris Tiu but all of a sudden he has evolved into an able orchestrator, defender, and rebounder. That’s not bad for this senior!
STATS: 8.3PPG, 5RPG, 3.7APG, 2.3SPG IN 26.3MPG

7 FALCONS – ERIC CAMSON
Adamson hasn’t had a dominating big ever since Kenneth Bono graduated. The guy ranks fourth in the league in rebounds and he is tied for third in blocked shots to think he plays a little over two quarters a game.
STATS: 10.3PPG, 9.3RPG, 1.7BPG IN 23MPG

6 TIGERS – CHRIS CAMUS
Currently the league’s leading rebounder, he’s poised to play the undersized big man a la Jervy Cruz. While he’s doing well, UST’s lack of frontliners should scare him. Cruz is 6’4 and he barely gets breaks since he’s undersized. Camus has less range and is 6’3…
STATS: 9PPG, 12.5RPG, 2APG, 1SPG IN 33MPG

5 TAMARAWS – ALDRECH RAMOS
Amongst the collegiate players playing for the country as members of Team Pilipinas, Ramos is the only one who seems to be applying his new-found knowledge. He ranks third in the league in rebounds and ranks first in blocked shots despite playing for a talent-rich squad.
STATS: 8PPG, 10.5RPG, 2APG, 3BPG IN 25.5MPG

4 BULLDOGS – EMMANUEL MBE
The perennial whipping boys will likely improve with the addition of this Cameroonian. He is the only player as of the moment averaging with a double-double. You know “Team SM” is determined to dominate its competition with the Mbe-Hermosisima 1-2 punch.
STATS: 12.3PPG, 12.3RPG, 1APG, 1BPG IN 32MPG

3 WARRIORS – PAUL LEE
UE had three tries to contend for the plum, including a mind-numbing 14-0 regular season which proved two wins short of a title. Unlike last year, the Warriors lacked the gangling big men they once boast. The Cobra Commander needs to unleash his scoring barrage in the most effective way to claim another viable crack for the plum.
STATS: 16PPG, 6RPG, 4APG, 1.5SPG IN 26.5MPG

2 TAMARAWS – RR GARCIA
RR Garcia is only a sophomore but to be able to take out Smart Gilas hotshot JR Cawaling of importance makes him a person to look out for in the future. Sure, FEU is talent-heavy but for him to lead the league in scoring amidst established guys like Ramos, Cervantes, Cawaling, Paul Sanga, and even UAAP juniors scoring superstar Terrence Romeo is superbly spectacular.
STATS: 21.5PPG, 3.5RPG, 3.5APG, 1.5BPG IN 34.5MPG

1 MAROONS – WOODY CO
Surprise! Perhaps you might be wondering how this is possible. Don’t worry… I’m flustered myself. Even if UP failed to win their two assignments, the guy stood out against all comers. His stats is in the Gabe Norwood/Arwind Santos all-around range level and with the way he is playing, hopefully UP can improve their previous lackluster seasons (perhaps Coach Aboy Castro needs to boost his playing time).
STATS: 17PPG, 7RPG, 2.5APG, 2SPG, 1.5BPG IN 26.5MPG


Sure, I bet all of you will be shocked and angsty over my decision to not even “alter” my data. Like I said, I was shocked too. However, this doesn’t mean that this would be the case until the last game of the season. We have yet to spot people we think should be in the rank like Eric Salamat and Ryan Buenafe of Ateneo, Jeric Teng of UST, Lester Alvarez of Adamson, Magi Sison of UP, Cawaling, and Joshua Webb and Samuel Marata of DLSU.

I bet the more the season progress, the more the “real” big guns would deliver.

What sucks though is that UAAP recognizes the regular season MVP through individual accolades and not with his team’s record. This is why Ken Bono won the plum even if his team barely reached the Final Four (An anonymous reader corrected me on this one because I initially stated that he didn't reach the final four. My bad :P).

But like I said, the season has just begun.

Until the next two weeks…

Game over.

4 Awesome Critics:

adamson was in the final four when ken bono won the mvp

Anonymous
July 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM comment-delete

crap i made a booboo!

thanks for the enlightenment although was this the year DLSU was gone?

oh well, i'll just snoop at the intertube to see more wonders i can sink my teeth into.

July 19, 2010 at 9:44 PM comment-delete

booboo ka!

Anonymous
July 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM comment-delete

thanks for stating that via an insult.

July 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM comment-delete

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