2011 PBA Governor's Cup - Power Rankings



For those keeping count, here are the Top Ten players in the MVP hunt.

(As of August 5, 2011)

1 ARWIND SANTOS / PETRON
2 MARK CAGUIOA / GINEBRA
3 JOE DEVANCE / B-MEG
4 JIMMY ALAPAG / TALK N TEXT
5 ALI PEEK / TALK N TEXT
6 JASON CASTRO / TALK N TEXT
7 HARVEY CAREY / TALK N TEXT
8 KELLY WILLIAMS / TALK N TEXT
9 SONNY THOSS / ALASKA
10 JAY WASHINGTON / PETRON

Washington’s inactivity forced him to drop in the rankings. Also, Ali Peek’s consistency in his numbers forced Jason Castro’s drop from fifth to sixth.

The most telling part of this recap is that Arwind Santos has already overtaken Mark Caguioa. There is still a remote chance for Caguioa and Jimmy Alapag to win the MVP award but they need to rely now on the press and player votes.

Anyway, before the finals, let’s check in on the power rankings.


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

20 RABEH AL-HUSSAINI / PETRON
11.8PPG – 4.3RPG
His season may be over but he’s a cinch for the Rookie of the Year award.

19 LARRY RODRIGUEZ / RAIN OR SHINE
8.2PPG – 5.5RPG – 1.2APG – 1.2BPG
It’s hard to not root for this underachiever because he does whatever he can to be useful.

18 LARRY FONACIER / TALK N TEXT
12.5PPG – 2.9RPG – 1.6APG
The Baby-Faced Assassin’s three-point conversations will play a vital part in their grand slam.

17 HARVEY CAREY / TALK N TEXT
8.8PPG – 6.8RPG – 1.1APG  
Carey averages less than 22 minutes per outing but in his minutes, he goes all out.

16 RONJAY BUENAFE / RAIN OR SHINE
12.7PPG – 2.2RPG – 1.1APG – 1.0SPG
After a dismal Commish Cup, Buenafe is ROS’ top scoring local.

15 ALI PEEK / TALK N TEXT
8.5PPG – 7.9RPG – 1.3BPG
The Man-Mountain is tasked to put in the numbers left by Ranidel de Ocampo.

14 KELLY WILLIAMS / TALK N TEXT
9.4PPG – 6.8RPG – 1.4APG – 1.3SPG
Machine Gun has been upping his scoring but it’s his intensity that really matters.

13 PETER JUNE SIMON / B-MEG
15.0PPG – 3.6RPG – 1.7APG
The Double Apostle will finish the season as among the top scorers of the season.

12 GABE NORWOOD / RAIN OR SHINE
8.8PPG – 7.0RPG – 4.2APG
For the first time in his career, Norwood will average less than ten points in a season.

11 RYAN REYES / TALK N TEXT
10.9PPG – 5.0RPG – 2.8APG – 1.5SPG
A scoreless last game must not happen in the finals for RR.


HONORABLE MENTIONS

10 SOLOMON MERCADO / MERALCO
21.8PPG – 5.9RPG – 5.5APG
You see, Mercado was so good in the Governor’s Cup that even if his squad didn’t made the semifinals, his stats was good enough for him to still rank in the Top Ten.

9 ALEX CABAGNOT / PETRON
10.2PPG – 4.3RPG – 7.6APG – 1.3SPG
Cabagnot needs to work double time in scoring while not hurting his orchestrating because this is the only way for Petron to destroy Talk N Text’s grand slam dreams.

8 JASON CASTRO / TALK N TEXT
12.7PPG – 4.2RPG – 5.2APG – 1.0SPG
When Jimmy Alapag was away, Castro made it a point to score a lot. He did this while still keeping his excellent stats. However, his intensity wore off when Alapag returned and his minutes dropped.

7 MARC PINGRIS / B-MEG
10.9PPG – 10.2RPG – 1.8APG – 1.1BPG
Even if B-Meg’s season has ended, Pingris was phenomenal in these small import conferences. Aside from Arwind, Ping managed to average with a double-double.

6 LA TENORIO / ALASKA
13.0PPG – 5.2RPG – 4.4APG – 1.4SPG
The Lieutenant’s PBA season folded via bad luck no thanks to this seriously crappy conference format. Still, he made a decent account for himself.


BPC CANDIDATES

5 SONNY THOSS / ALASKA
12.4PPG – 9.7RPG – 2.5APG – 1.5BPG
Just like Pingris, Thoss benefitted on the small import tourneys. He almost averaged with a double-double but what’s great about Thoss is that his scoring became more consistent. The lack of Joe Devance in their lineup gave him the go signal to deliver in his inside plays and he did not disappoint.

4 MARK CAGUIOA / GINEBRA
19.5PPG – 4.5RPG – 2.0APG – 0.8SPG
Sadly Mark the Spark would have loved a spot in the Finals. Not only will The Spark have the chance to spoil TNT’s grand slam bid... it would have upped his chance and destroyed Arwind’s chance to win the MVP award. Ginebra fans hate the quotient system right now...

3 JOE DEVANCE / B-MEG
14.6PPG – 8.5RPG – 2.8APG – 1.2BPG
JDV played big for the Llamados and even in defeat, B-Meg had a commendable tourney. Unfortunately for them, the lack of solid bench scoring tormented their chances to advance. As consolation, Devance will safely have a spot in the Mythical Selection.

2 JAMES YAP / B-MEG
21.0PPG – 4.8RPG – 1.0APG – 0.8SPG
Quietly, he crept in the rankings with people murmuring on how Caguioa, Santos, and Alapag could win the MVP award. King James played exceptionally well for the Llamados and it made up for his lackluster stint in the Commissioner’s Cup. He will not defend his MVP trophy but he could claim a Mythical Selection spot.

1 ARWIND SANTOS / PETRON
16.7PPG – 14.5RPG – 1.1APG – 1.1SPG – 1.6BPG
The Governor’s Cup could be Arwind’s key to win his first MVP award. Again, his import-like numbers were enough for Petron to not care about his team’s early import problems. Santos all of a sudden played all positions and in the five major statistical categories, Santos had at least a “1”. By claiming the last finals spot, it will be him and Jimmy Alapag battling for the MVP race and him and Jason Castro left standing for the BPC award. Because Alapag and Castro play similar positions and styles plus Petron’s lack of firepower, without a doubt the privilege arrow points to The Spiderman.


Amongst the ten players listed only Santos, Castro, and Cabagnot remains in the hunt. With Santos’ superior stats, I’m certain The Spiderman is the Best Player of the Conference.

Game over.

2 Awesome Critics:

ang lupet ni arwind goodluck sana makuha mo na ang bpc.

Anonymous
August 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM comment-delete

sure na yon with the way he's playing.

August 10, 2011 at 3:33 AM comment-delete

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