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NCAA Power Rankings: Week 2

By Ivan Saldajeno

DESPITE Typhoon Falcon washing out the remainder of the scheduled NCAA games this past week, it will not stop the weekly NCAA Power Rankings from getting published. After Tuesday's action, here's what the Power Rankings look like now.

1. Perpetual Help Altas (3-0)
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I really had a hard time if I will put Perps up at number one or not because the team had to go through the needle hole before downing Mapua. But after all, having a game matters in the Power Rankings. I can't blame the storm, though. Another thing: finishing strong matters a lot in basketball, like the Altas' case.

2. Letran Knights (2-0)
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Letran was supposed to battle Mapua on Friday before the league decided to postpone their game the day before. That, however, gave Letran more time to prepare for a blockbuster Thursday match against San Beda in Round 1 of the "NCAA Clasico".

3. San Beda Red Lions (2-0)

San Beda was booked for a Thursday affair against San Sebastian, but the league opted to move the match to another date because of the bad weather. The question now: which among Letran and San Beda will enter their big game next Thursday "well-rested"?

4. Mapua Cardinals (1-2)

Despite falling short of giving Perpetual Help an early loss to Season 91, I think Mapua deserves to stay at the number four spot. Allwell Oraeme had another monster game, making 15 points and 22 rebounds against Bright Akhuetie. On the other hand, Josan Nimes fired 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. The Cards will face the Arellano Chiefs next Friday.

5. JRU Heavy Bombers (1-1)

The Heavy Bombers were supposed to take on the Altas in the second game of the Friday triple-header before the league called the entire fight card off. JRU will be quite busy this week as the team will take on San Sebastian on Tuesday and EAC next Friday.

6. Arellano Chiefs (1-1)

Arellano had a Friday game against CSB, but the NCAA postponed the match. For this week, the Chiefs will battle the Generals on Tuesday and the Cardinals next Friday.

7. CSB Blazers (1-2)
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CSB is now in the win column after downing EAC on Tuesday. Jonathan Grey, Fons Saavedra, and Travis Jonson finally got the good game they needed, combining for 51 points to lift the Blazers to their first win. The win could give them momentum heading to their match against the Lyceum Pirates next Thursday.

8. San Sebastian Golden Stags (0-1)

Baste may have to wait for a little more time before it will face neighboring San Beda. The Stags will return to action on Tuesday against the Heavy Bombers and will take on the Altas next Friday.

9. Lyceum Pirates (0-2)
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Lyceum had its game against fellow winless squad EAC on Thursday postponed. Next Thursday, the Pirates will battle the Blazers.

10. EAC Generals (0-2)

EAC fell to the bottom of our Power Rankings following its loss to CSB. Things will get tougher for the Generals, however, as the Chiefs and the Heavy Bombers are next in their schedule following the postponement of their match against another hard-to-beat squad, the Pirates.

(Note: The opinions of the writer do not reflect those of Dugout Philippines.)