Sydman's Power Rankings (2010-11 Philippine Cup) - Start to November 22, 2010



My PBFANTASY team is suffering.

With my NBA Fantasy team leading… and struggling at the moment, I haven’t had the chance to seriously follow the happenings of the PBA.

Although… I have been craving to find a chance to watch Team Pilipinas to try to get back the Asian Games gold we have been drooling on ever since Olsen Racela muffed two charities and that Korean brought the team crying after sinking the freak three-point jumper.

Anyway, here are the Top 50 players from Day 1 up to the November 22 date of the 2010 Philippine Cup.

First up, here are the 40 players that could have been in the Top Ten!

Game starts now!


50 CHICO LANETE / TIGERS
49 WILL ANTONIO / TIGERS
48 NELBERT OMOLON / BOLTS
47 RONNIE MATIAS / EXPRESS
46 LARRY RODRIGUEZ / ELASTO PAINTERS
45 DOUG KRAMER / ELASTO PAINTERS
44 NONOY BACLAO / EXPRESS
43 JONDAN SALVADOR / LLAMADOS
42 SUNDAY SALVACION / ENERGY BOOSTERS
41 RYAN REYES / TROPANG TEXTERS
40 ASI TAULAVA / BOLTS
39 DENNIS ESPINO / TIGERS
38 TONY DELA CRUZ / ACES
37 JR QUINAHAN / EXPRESS
36 HANS THIELE / BOLTS
35 LARRY FONACIER / TROPANG TEXTERS
34 JARED DILLINGER / TROPANG TEXTERS
33 JAY-R REYES / ELASTO PAINTERS
32 RONALD TUBID / GIN KINGS
31 ROGER YAP / LLAMADOS
30 DANNY SEIGLE / BEERMEN
29 CHRIS ROSS / BOLTS
28 JASON CASTRO / TROPANG TEXTERS
27 MARK CAGUIOA / GIN KINGS
26 JONAS VILLANUEVA / LLAMADOS
25 RONJAY BUENAFE / EXPRESS
24 MARK ISIP / ENERGY BOOSTERS
23 PETER JUNE SIMON / LLAMADOS
22 JAMES YAP / LLAMADOS
21 LA TENORIO / ACES
20 GABBY ESPINAS / BOLTS
19 ALEX CABAGNOT / BEERMEN
18 GABE NORWOOD / ELASTO PAINTERS
17 CYRUS BAGUIO / ACES
16 ALI PEEK / TROPANG TEXTERS
15 JIMMY ALAPAG / TROPANG TEXTERS
14 RICO MAIERHOFER / LLAMADOS
13 RABEH AL-HUSSAINI / EXPRESS
12 WILLIE MILLER / GIN KINGS
11 SONNY THOSS / ACES


THE TOP TEN:

Here are the Top 10 seeds to claim the Best Player of the Conference award. These guys are the anchors of their team’s superb win-loss records… or basically they hogged every stat available for a 48-minute match without caring if their team wins or loses.

10 RUDY HATFIELD / GIN KINGS
Ginebra’s backcourt is superbly deep. Willie Miller and Mark Caguioa are battling with each other on who among them is the top scoring monster in their roster while Jayjay Helterbrand is averaging his lowest since his rookie year (this was when Helterbrand was Bal David’s backup). Whoever the small guys are, the H-Bomb is comfortably at the starting PF spot. The league’s rebounding leader is averaging 30 minutes a night. Let the small guys score for all he cares because he will be the one taking the rebounds.  

9 DONDON HONTIVEROS / BEERMEN
He is smoking hot just like Valerie Concepcion’s FHM covers! Yes… I had to say that. When the defense is doubling towards J-Wash and the Spiderman, this prompts the Beermen to call the Cebuano Hotshot to create offensive flurry. You know he’s doing extra spicy damage when his 3-point percentage is higher than his total field goal percentage. In three outings, he has scored 20 points and more… thrice.

8 KELLY WILLIAMS / TROPANG TEXTERS
Ever since he moved to Talk N Text, he has yet to provide the offensive goodness he had when he was playing for the Sta. Lucia Realtors. This is such a pity because he is still leading the Tropang Texters in minutes. But let’s face it, his bad game is probably the best game a random rookie or benchwarmer can have. Perhaps the learning experience he will get from his Asian Games stint would catapult his stats. More so… he’ll play inspire ball when they clinch gold.  

7 MACMAC CARDONA / BOLTS
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the man they call Captain Hook. In his new role as Ryan Gregorio’s go-to-guy, he struggled to make the offensive plays they need. He managed to bounce back in scoring but an injury sidelined him for two games. At the start, Meralco looked golden with Cardona and Asi Taulava leading the charge but their inability to produce big-time digits caused their squad to languish with an under .500 record. Time for Captain Hook to step up big!   

6 SOLOMON MERCADO / ELASTO PAINTERS
The Sol Train’s exit en route to the Guangzhou gave Rain or Shine a huge void to fill up. Mercado is the team’s scoring and assists leader. Caloy Garcia had to level with Sol because at this stage, he cannot be at odds with one half of his team’s one-two punch. Under .500, the Elasto Painters are counting the days when Jonathan Uyloan returns to the reserve list and Mercado returns to his spot. Problem is, during his Asian Games stint, he aggravated his nagging injury. Calot Garcia hates this news.

5 HARVEY CAREY / TROPANG TEXTERS
Carey is getting the stats with little fanfare. He does what he does and he does it good. With much of the offensive load reserved to the backcourt, Carey is letting it known that he shouldn’t be a person to look down on. He ranks second in his team in points and he is third in the league in rebounds. Moreover, he is also the only player in the Philippine Cup to average in double-doubles. If you look at it, this is not bad for a player who gained a lot of offensive plays because Ranidel de Ocampo got injured.  

4 GARY DAVID / TIGERS
He is Mr. Pure Energy. He is the leading scorer of the league today and only Arwind Santos and the Alaska trio of Joe Devance, Cyrus Baguio, and LA Tenorio rank higher in minutes. Whenever he is in the game, expect him to shine especially since he averages 19 shots per contest. However, could the reason be that David is the only scoring option for the Tigers? This feat could even be better if Powerade at this point didn’t have three wins in ten games.

3 ARWIND SANTOS / BEERMEN
The Spiderman is one of the reasons why San Miguel is on top of the standings. He continues to confuse his opponents because he has the ability to play all five positions with ease. Sure, it seems like he and Jay Washington are destroying each other’s chances to claim the Best Player cite but whenever they are together, most of the time their opponents find themselves in a bind. He is the Beermen’s top scorer and he is also the team’s second highest rebounder.

2 JAY WASHINGTON / BEERMEN
J-Wash is the team’s third leading scorer and the team’s leading rebounder and blocker. Fact is, Washington and Santos are play-alikes. Whatever offense he can pull from his bag of tricks, chances are they would be effective. While he nets a lowly 41 percent field goal shooting and 61 percent from the charity stripe, he hits 35 percent from the 3-point area. Despite the resurgence of offensive guns like Santos, Hontiveros, Alex Cabagnot, and Danny Seigle, expect J-Wash as one of their keys to victory.

1 JOE DEVANCE / ACES
JDV takes the cake by averaging 20.1ppg (second in league), 8.9rpg (second in team), 2.8apg (third in team), and 1.4bpg (first in team). He has been dominant for the Aces but I believe his top stint will face if the Aces can’t buy a string of victories. With the current inconsistent hellhole the Aces are in right now, The Speaker of the House is the lone bright spot of the squad. But fact is Devance is the top player because Tim Cone doesn’t depend on their bench much. Aside from Devance, only Cyrus Baguio is the top offensive threat of the squad with Tenorio, Tony dela Cruz, and Sonny Thoss getting the breaks when JDV and Skyrus are better. Sure, he is scoring the shots that matter… but for how long?


With the playoffs right around the corner, it is settled that the Beermen could pretty much hold at least a twice-to-beat advantage. This should scare Barako Bull and Powerade since they are the two in the gutter but from the cluster in the third to tenth spots, anything can happen.

Before the year ends, the last Power Rankings will be seen.

Until then, game over.

4 Awesome Critics:

As expected the best player of the conference is a coin toss between Arwind Santos and Jay Washington as the Beermen is looking sure to be a lock in the Finals.,

Nice work in the power ranking., it's worth following

Caitos
November 26, 2010 at 8:23 PM comment-delete

hey thanks dude! I'll try to do more! :)

December 6, 2010 at 7:39 PM comment-delete

its joe d all the way. with what his performing right now. against the bgk 30 pts 10 rebounds 4 assits and 2 blocks. like one commentator said. hes the new danny seigle of the pba. a walking mismatch to any team. can play all 5 positions with a height of 6'7 alaska is worth the trade for mercado

December 18, 2010 at 1:59 PM comment-delete

i could believe but alaska needs to win more games. they should survive this phase and hope to book a finals seat for this to be executed nicely!

December 21, 2010 at 8:43 PM comment-delete

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