August 29, 2011: UAAP Team Standings & Power Rankings

Team Standings as of August 29, 2011:

Power Rankings as of August 29, 2011:
1 - Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles (no change)
11-0. Escaped UE's hot shooting and simply outplayed DLSU. The Eagles should continue their winning ways against UP, but NU might be a tough cookie just two days after.

2 - Adamson Soaring Falcons (no change)
Needed a great fourth quarter to dispose of UP. They are still the second-best team of the lot, but they have looked vulnerable in stretches. If they don't shape up, then the Red Warriors might just surprise them, and, well, the UST Growling Tigers wouldn't mind sealing the Final Four cast by beating the Falcons, too.

3 - FEU Tamaraws (up one spot)
Almost bit the dust against NU if not for some unexpected three-bombs from their bigs. Barring any monumental collapses, these kings of the comeback should remain in the hunt for a twice-to-beat advantage. They should be wary of the unpredictable Warriors on Sunday, though.

4 - UST Growling Tigers (up one spot)
Two big wins this past week propel coach Pido to fourth spot. He can further secure the Final Four berth with a win against Adamson, though that'll be an uphill battle to say the least. It's great to see, however, that Karim Abdul has been uber solid at the middle.

5 - NU Bulldogs (down one spot)
Could've shot straight up had they gone all the way to beat FEU. Sampaloc's "paasa" squad, though, remains a middling team. They don't seem primed for the prime time, though star forward Ray Parks has put up gargantuan numbers. They can still crack the Final Four, but they'll have to hurdle the seemingly "unhurdle-able" Ateneans on Saturday.
6 - UE Red Warriors (up one spot)
Went 0-2 this week, but what a way to go winless! They played great, considering all their limitations and their opposition. Coach Jerry, with some honing and perhaps another marquee talent or two, can put up a serious contender next season. For now, though, they're just serious spoilers.
7 - De La Salle Green Archers (down one spot)
Probably lost the Final Four ticket in losing to UST, and slid further after getting embarrassed by Ateneo. Already the whispers of change have become deafening uproars. Coach Dindo might need to watch his back, which could be the same thing for his staff and perhaps some players, too. There's still a chance to make the semis cast, but nothing short of divine intercession can make that happen.
8 - UP Fighting Maroons (no change)
It's not funny anymore, if you're from UP. If you're not an Isko, well, it's still not funny. Fat chance against Ateneo on Thursday, and, honestly, fat chance even against the reeling Green Archers, too.

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