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Saturday, 20 July 2013 38 Comments

*Each periodic review contains updated Team Standings, Team Power Rankings, Position Rankings, and Statistical Leaders. This was made BEFORE the Saturday games.



Team Wins Losses
FEU 5 0
UST 3 1
NU 3 2
Adamson 2 2
De La Salle 3 2
UE 2 3
Ateneo 1 4
UP 0 4



These rankings are based on each team’s Cumulative Efficiency Ratings (CER – sum of all its players’ efficiency ratings as calculated by AND its wins. The formula I used was this: 

Team EFF = CER + (# of wins x 70) 

I gave each win a value of 70 stat points simply because the average score for each of the college teams in the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup (based on was 72.45ppg. I just rounded that down to an even 70.

Despite the limitations of the statistical basis, I believe that these rankings still generally reflect a balance of “how good each team has been” and “how good each team is projected to be.”

I’m 110% sure not everyone will agree with the following rankings, but that was never the point anyway. As long as this fosters discussion and gives fodder for tabletop discourse, then all’s good. Well, hopefully.

Let’s go. Time for the disagreeing to begin.


1) FEU Tamaraws (5-wins, 0-losses, 631.1 Team EFF)

Hands up if you honestly thought FEU could go up 5-0 without the Bringas boys and Russel Escoto. Yeah, thought so. All the credit goes to coach Nash Racela and his efforts to really make this team play like a well-oiled barangay team (they don’t really have complex plays, but they get the job done).


2) NU Bulldogs (3-wins, 2-loss, 382.4 Team EFF)

Emmanuel Mbe has rediscovered his fine form and very quickly everyone has forgotten about Alfred Aroga. This is the only team with two guys registering 40+ EFF ratings.


3) UST Growling Tigers (3-wins, 1-loss, 432.9 EFF)

When Karim Abdul plays the way he should, hardly any team can match-up, let alone beat, UST. And the Tigers will need Abdul to be strong for the long run, since there is no timetable yet for Jeric Teng’s return.


4) UE Red Warriors (2-wins, 3-losses, 362.0 EFF)

Mighty impressive bounce-back win over Ateneo thanks mainly to the superhuman double-double of Charles Mammie. And they’ve also got the best point guard in the league – Roi Sumang.


5) Adamson Soaring Falcons (2-wins, 2-losses, 355.5 Team EFF)

The loss to Ateneo is a little forgivable given how Ingrid Sewa didn’t play for stretches. Jericho Cruz was still awesome despite the loss, and Sewa + Brondial is still maybe the most physically imposing frontline out there.


6) DLSU Green Archers (2-wins, 2-losses, 352.7 Team EFF)

Should’ve won against FEU, but they (read: Jeron Teng) just dropped the ball in regulation. They have a tough stretch ahead of them with UE, Adamson, and NU, so it’s time to batten down the hatches along Taft Avenue.


7) Ateneo Blue Eagles (1-win, 4-losses, 295.8 EFF)

Could’ve been a breakthrough week for the Eagles had they won against UE, but their late rally was just that – too late. Kiefer is still trying to break himself into tip-top shape, while the frontcourt took another hit after G-Boy Babilonia was announced to be out for the rest of the season.


8) UP Fighting Maroons (0-wins, 4-losses, 236.4 Team EFF)

No big surprise losing to NU, but this weekend gives them maybe their best chance at springing an upset against Ateneo.



POSITION BATTLE (based on the Player Efficiency Ratings on


Top FIVE (5) By Position:

Centers of Attention: (C)

1) Emmanuel Mbe (NU) – 18.2ppg, 13.2rpg, 1.2spg (43.5 EFF)

2) Charles Mammie (UE) – 12.8ppg, 17.3rpg, 1.0spg (38.4 EFF)

3) Karim Abdul (UST) – 13.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.8spg, 1.3bpg (36.2 EFF)

4) Ingrid Sewa (AdU) – 11.8ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.0bpg (32.1 EFF)

5) Arnold Van Opstal (DLSU) – 11.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0bpg (31.2 EFF)


Fantastic 4s: (PF)

1) Jason Perkins (DLSU) – 13.0ppg, 9.5rpg (34.3 EFF)

2) Chris Newsome (AdMU) – 14.6ppg, 8.4rpg (33.5 EFF)

3) Rodney Brondial (AdU) – 8.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.5bpg (29.1 EFF)

4) Aljon Mariano (UST) – 11.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0spg (27.4 EFF)

5) Chris Ball (UP) – 7.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.3bpg (24.5 EFF)


Swingin’ Swingmen: (SF)

1) Ryan Buenafe (AdMU) – 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg (33.4 EFF)

2) Jeron Teng (DLSU) – 17.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 3.5apg (32.7 EFF)

3) Kevin Ferrer (UST) – 12.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5bpg (29.4 EFF)

4) Roider Cabrera (AdU) – 13.8ppg, 4.5rpg (24.0 EFF)

5) Rey Mark Belo (FEU) – 6.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0bpg (22.5 EFF)


Wing Warriors: (SG)

1) Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 22.6ppg, 7.4rpg, 5.2apg, 1.8spg (41.8 EFF)

2) Ray Parks (NU) – 19.4ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.8apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg (40.3 EFF)

3) Jericho Cruz (AdU) – 16.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5spg (32.8 EFF)

4) Jeric Teng (UST) – 15.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3spg (29.1 EFF)

5) Almond Vosotros (DLSU) – 13.8ppg, 5.8rpg (27.9 EFF)


Focal Points: (PG)

1) Roi Sumang (UE) – 20.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg, 1.2spg (36.7 EFF)

2) RR Garcia (FEU) – 14.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6spg (29.8 EFF)

3) Juami Tiongson (AdMU) – 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg (24.6 EFF)

4) Archie Inigo (FEU) – 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg (24.5 EFF)

5) Thomas Torres (DLSU) – 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg (21.5 EFF)


Fresh Princes: (for those in their first playing year)

1) Charles Mammie (UE) – 12.8ppg, 17.3rpg, 1.0spg (38.4 EFF)

2) Jason Perkins (DLSU) – 13.0ppg, 9.5rpg (34.3 EFF)

3) Chris Newsome (AdMU) – 14.6ppg, 8.4rpg (33.5 EFF)

4) Ingrid Sewa (AdU) – 11.8ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.0bpg (32.1 EFF)

5) Kyles Lao (UP) – 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg (24.3 EFF)



UAAP SEASON 76 STAT LEADERS (as of July 12, 2013)

Top Scorers:

Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 22.6

Roi Sumang (UE) – 20.4

Ray Parks (NU) – 19.4

Emmanuel Mbe (NU) – 18.2

Jeron Teng (DLSU) – 17.0


Top Rebounders

Charles Mammie (UE) – 17.3

Emmanuel Mbe (NU) – 13.2

Ingrid Sewa (AdU) – 10.3

Norberto Torres (DLSU) – 10.0

Rodney Brondial (AdU) – 10.0


Top Playmakers

Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 5.2

Gelo Alolino (NU) – 4.4

Ryan Buenafe (AdMU) – 4.0

Bobby Ray Parks (NU) – 3.8

Jericho Cruz (AdU) – 3.8


Top Thieves

LA Revilla (DLSU) – 2.0

Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 1.8

Karim Abdul (UST) – 1.8

Ryan Buenafe (AdMU) – 1.6

RR Garcia (FEU) – 1.6


Top Rejectors

Christian Sentcheu (FEU) – 1.8

Kevin Ferrer (UST) – 1.5

Rodney Brondial (AdU) – 1.5

Chris Ball (UP) – 1.3

Karim Abdul (UST) – 1.3


Top FG% (at least 6 FGM)

Glenn Khobuntin (NU) – 67%

Ingrid Sewa (AdU) – 62%

Emmanuel Mbe (NU) – 60%

Arnold Van Opstal (DLSU) – 56%

Anthony Hargrove (FEU) – 53%


Top 3PT% (at least 3 3PTM)

Eduardo Daquioag (UST) – 50%

Gryann Mendoza (FEU) – 44%

Carl Cruz (FEU) – 44%

Von Pessumal (AdMU) – 42%

Roi Sumang (UE) – 39%


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Started playing basketball the same way many other Pinoys do -- on the street with his relatives, friends, and neighbors. After accepting the fact I will never be Philippine Basketball's savior against the might of China and Korea on the court, I turned to writing off the court. I'm not exactly the most objective armchair analyst on this side of the basketball universe, but it's not for want of trying. I write about other basketball leagues on If you also have any queries about the English language, blame it on the day job. Follow me on Twitter: hoopnut


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