Top 25 Rankings: March 20, 2014

Posted in Making Magic on March 20, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

It has been a quiet week in the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings, but to make up for it we're bringing you not twenty-five but twenty-six players! Not even the Wizards supercomputers can put a pin between two new entries this week, meaning that both Kentaro Yamamoto and William Jensen get to share the No. 25 spot for the next seven days. Yamamoto gained a sizeable haul from his Top 8 appearance at Pro Tour Theros in Dublin, while Jensen has five Grand Prix Top 8s in the last year, including a winner's trophy at Grand Prix Oakland 2013, and most recently a 3rd-place finish at the team GP in Barcelona, alongside No. 2 Reid Duke and No. 3 Owen Turtenwald.

Those two have only Frenchman Jérémy Dezani ahead of them in the rankings, with the only change in the Top 10 this week being Sam Black nudging ahead of Tom Martell at No. 5. Given that there was a Canadian Grand Prix this past weekend in Montreal, regular readers might have anticipated a big weekend from the likes of Jacob Wilson, Alexander Hayne, and new Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren. However, only Hayne was in attendance, and although he cashed the event in 49th place, that single Pro Point wasn't enough to push him into the Top 10.

That No. 10 spot remains in the hands of Willy Edel, who was one of the star attractions at Grand Prix Buenos Aires in Argentina. Although he made it into Day Two, Edel couldn't push on to a points finish, and it was another of Brazil's finest—Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa—who took the spotlight as the rounds ticked by. Eventually falling in the semifinals, it was a reminder that PV remains among the best players ever to sleeve up a deck.

This week sees another double helping of Grand Prix goodness. Cincinnati picks up the Standard baton from Buenos Aires, while Vienna takes the Limited torch from Montreal. We can expect to see plenty of our Top 25 in action, so join us again next week for the latest in the MTG Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Jeremy Dezani 66.96 1
2 Reid Duke 61.34 2
3 Owen Turtenwald 60.16 3
4 Ben Stark 57.99 4
5 Samuel Black 54.32 +1 6
6 Tom Martell 53.76 -1 5
7 Shahar Shenhar 53.63 7
8 Josh Utter-Leyton 50.71 8
9 Shuhei Nakamura 48.93 9
10 Willy Edel 47.34 10
11 Jacob Wilson 46.73 11
11 Alexander Hayne 46.73 +1 12
13 Stanislav Cifka 45.63 13
14 Yuuya Watanabe 45.17 14
15 Makihito Mihara 45.16 15
16 Josh Mcclain 44.24 16
17 Shi Tian Lee 42.98 17
18 Paul Rietzl 42.03 18
19 Shaun Mclaren 40.88 +1 20
20 Martin Juza 40.34 -1 19
21 Chris Fennell 39.85 21
22 Raphael Levy 38.62 22
23 Matej Zatlkaj 37.90 +2 25
24 Gaudenis Vidugiris 37.85 -1 23
25 Kentaro Yamamoto 37.47 NR
25 William Jensen 37.47 NR

Dropped from rankings: Eric Froehlich

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