Top 25 Rankings: November 7, 2013

Posted in Making Magic on November 7, 2013

By Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to the latest edition of the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings. The capital city of Santiago, in Chile, was the scene for the latest Grand Prix, where No. 7-ranked Willy Edel looked to work his way up the leaderboard. His 7–2 record on Day One was enough to take him through to Sunday play, and although large Grand Prix can have several hundred Day Two entrants, Edel began Sunday in Santiago in 43rd place.

There was a good chance that somebody would make the Top 8 with a 12–3 record, and Edel completed his side of the bargain with a 5–1 Day Two record. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough, and he had to be content with 12th place, netting him 3 Pro Points. This brings him much closer to the two Japanese powerhouses ahead of him in the rankings, Yuuya Watanabe and Shuhei Nakamura.

The two Japanese players are now tied at the 5th spot in the rankings this week, despite not playing in Santiago. With Watanabe having a higher 2012–13 points total than Nakamura, his overall ranking decays fractionally more than the 2008 Player of the Year. As a result, Nakamura moves up with Watanabe into the No. 5 spot. Above the Brazilian and the two Japanese, the Top 4 remains unchanged, with Hall of Famer Ben Stark continuing to top the rankings.

Next, it's back to Europe, and Theros Limited will be on show in Valencia. Will Martin Juza claim an astonishing nineteenth Grand Prix Top 8? Join us next week to see if he does, and who else is making a move up the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Ben Stark 71.81 1
2 Josh Utter-Leyton 70.99 2
3 Reid Duke 69.08 3
4 Shahar Shenhar 67.72 4
5 Shuhei Nakamura 64.36 +1 6
5 Yuuya Watanabe 64.36 5
7 Willy Edel 62.08 7
8 Stanislav Cifka 57.72 8
9 Tom Martell 55.63 9
10 Samuel Black 55.27 10
11 Jeremy Dezani 54.18 11
12 Makihito Mihara 52.54 12
13 Eric Froehlich 52.36 13
14 Martin Juza 52.08 14
15 David Ochoa 49.08 15
16 Brian Kibler 46.36 16
17 Paul Rietzl 42.63 17
18 Raphael Levy 41.90 18
19 David Sharfman 40.90 19
20 Craig Wescoe 40.63 20
21 Luis Scott-Vargas 39.90 21
22 Owen Turtenwald 39.54 22
23 Jon Stern 38.54 23
24 Shi Tian Lee 37.99 24
25 Christian Calcano 37.63 25

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