Further down the standings in Phoenix, Alexander Hayne sneaked into the Top 32, while Shahar Shenhar and Paul Rietzl also finished in the 30s. Tom Martell, meanwhile, finished in the tedious 65th spot, just one place shy of a Pro Point. Also missing out on points were reigning Player of the Year Josh Utter-Leyton, Ben Stark, Owen Turtenwald, Martin Juza, and Shuhei Nakamura.
Froehlich has long been an integral part of the original ChannelFireball team, and it's worth noting that, as we look at our current Top 10, fully eight of them are on either Team CFB or the newly minted CFB Pantheon team. Stark, Shenhar, Nakamura, and Utter-Leyton are part of the original crew, while Duke, Turtenwald, Black, and Martell hail from the Pantheon. Only Yuuya Watanabe and current No. 1 Jérémy Dezani in the Top 10 are not part of the two giant teams. Even the one new entry to the Top 25—David Ochoa—comes from the CFB stable, knocking out Matej Zatlkaj for the time being.
With Dezani likely to remain in Europe, the coming weekend will see another chance in North America for potential Player of the Year candidates to close the gap, this time at the Limited Grand Prix in Philadelphia. Join us next week to see the latest shakeup in the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.
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Dropped from rankings: Matej Zatlkaj