Top 25 Rankings: April 24, 2014

Posted in Making Magic on April 24, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to our latest look at the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings. We're into a quiet period, with no major points-scoring events scheduled, and that means our Top 25 remains unchanged from last week. Jérémy Dezani of France continues to set the pace, with the US claiming five of the next six spots and Israel's reigning World Champion, Shahar Shenhar, separating them at No. 6. The Asia-Pacific region rounds out the Top 10, with former Players of the Year Yuuya Watanabe and Shuhei Nakamura at No. 8 and No. 9, while Hong Kong's Lee Shi Tian continues to demonstrate he's among the world's best.

Defending Player of the Year Josh Utter-Leyton sits at No. 11, ahead of the Canadian pair of Alexander Hayne and Pro Tour Born of the Gods finalist Jacob Wilson. From there, it's a real scrum, with a mere 7 points covering Stanislav Cifka at No. 14 all the way down to his Czech compatriot Martin Juza at No. 25.

Ahead, Pros will face an interesting choice—whether to go in search of points at Grand Prix in Warsaw or Minneapolis, or instead to focus with their testing teams for Pro Tour Journey into Nyx a week later. First, though, a much easier choice to make, one that most of you will likely be making later this week—how many Prerelease tournaments can you cram into one weekend? Wherever you're beginning your exploration of Journey into Nyx, have fun, and we'll see you again here at the home of the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings next week.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Jeremy Dezani 69.49 1
2 Reid Duke 62.50 2
3 Owen Turtenwald 57.54 3
4 Ben Stark 54.66 4
5 Samuel Black 52.41 5
6 Shahar Shenhar 50.74 6
7 Tom Martell 50.11 7
8 Yuuya Watanabe 49.63 8
9 Shuhei Nakamura 47.98 9
10 Shi Tian Lee 46.58 10
11 Josh Utter-Leyton 46.51 11
12 Alexander Hayne 45.93 12
13 Jacob Wilson 44.93 13
14 Stanislav Cifka 44.74 14
15 Willy Edel 44.50 15
16 Josh Mcclain 43.64 16
17 Makihito Mihara 42.54 17
18 Paul Rietzl 41.17 18
19 Shaun Mclaren 40.72 19
20 Eric Froehlich 39.63 20
21 David Ochoa 39.50 21
22 Kentaro Yamamoto 39.20 22
23 Chris Fennell 38.21 23
24 Raphael Levy 37.65 24
25 Martin Juza 37.50 25

Dropped from rankings: None

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