March 5, 2015

Posted in Top 25 on March 5, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

With no premier events taking place this past weekend, the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings changed only as points diminished from last year. Owen Turtenwald's lead at the top may have narrowed, but the 5-point lead he holds over No. 2 Lee Shi Tian of Hong Kong is still equivalent to an outstanding Grand Prix finish, and Lee is the only player who can topple Turtenwald with a single event result. Even No. 3 Eric Froehlich is a full 10 points adrift of the top spot.

Our top three in the rankings are also the top three in this year's Player of the Year race, with the Hong Kong player (53 points) leading Turtenwald (50) and Froehlich (49). Next up in the chase for POY is Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir champion Ari Lax (48), currently sitting at No. 8 in the Top 25. Other players who have already accumulated 40 or more points this season include No. 7 Shahar Shenhar (45), No. 5 Shaun McLaren (44), No. 4 Ivan Floch (43), No. 9 Jacob Wilson (41), and No. 10 Sam Black (40).

The shuffling that did take place this week was due entirely to point totals from last year diminishing, which means that players with more recent results tended to fare better. Shenhar dropped a spot this week, switching places with No. 6 William Jensen, while No. 13 Seth Manfield and No. 14 Paul Rietzl swapped places in the middle of the Top 25, No. 22 Alexander Hayn and No. 23 Kentaro Yamamoto traded places near the bottom, and No. 20 Yuuki Ichikawa dropped just below No. 18 Stanislav Cifka and No. 19 Ben Stark.

This coming weekend will see action on both sides of the Atlantic. Grand Prix Liverpool features Fate Reforged/Khans of Tarkir Limited action, while Grand Prix Miami brings us the vibrant Standard format. Join us next week for all the latest moves in the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Owen Turtenwald 77.87 1
2 Lee Shi Tian 72.75 2
3 Eric Froehlich 67.85 3
4 Ivan Floch 66.55 4
5 Shaun McLaren 64.89 5
6 William Jensen 63.45 +1 7
7 Shahar Shenhar 62.85 -1 6
8 Ari Lax 62.06 8
9 Jacob Wilson 60.37 9
10 Samuel Black 60.13 10
11 Reid Duke 58.49 11
12 Yuuya Watanabe 57.51 12
13 Seth Manfield 52.20 +1 14
14 Paul Rietzl 52.13 -1 13
15 Jeremy Dezani 51.81 15
16 Willy Edel 50.34 16
17 Martin Juza 50.23 17
18 Stanislav Cifka 49.79 +1 19
19 Ben Stark 49.61 +1 20
20 Yuuki Ichikawa 49.37 -2 18
21 Andrew Cuneo 45.96 21
22 Alexander Hayne 45.61 +1 23
23 Kentaro Yamamoto 44.85 -1 22
24 Chris Fennell 44.23 24
25 Patrick Chapin 43.75 25

Dropped from rankings: NONE

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