March 12, 2015

Posted in Top 25 on March 12, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to the latest roundup of news from the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings. So, cards on the table time—even the best players can't be the best players all the time. Magic, since you ask, is a card game, and sometimes that means that the wrong card ends up on top of your deck—a lot. If proof were needed of this, you should look no further than the results from Grand Prix in Liverpool and Miami last weekend. In total, eighteen of our Top 25 were in action. Here's how it breaks down:

  • Wins, Finals, Semifinals, Top 8s—None.
  • Top 16s—None.
  • Top 32s—In Liverpool, Josh Utter-Leyton, who returns to the rankings at No. 24. In Miami, Seth Manfield, who remains at No. 13.
  • Top 64s—Sam Black (No. 10) and Owen Turtenwald (No. 1) in Miami.
  • Day Twos—No. 6 William Jensen, No. 12 Yuuya Watanabe, both in Miami.
  • Out on Day One—Martin Juza, Stanislav Cifka, and Jérémy Dezani in Liverpool. Shahar Shenhar, Ari Lax, Jacob Wilson, Reid Duke, Ben Stark, Willy Edel, Alexander Hayne, Kentaro Yamamoto, and Chris Fennell in Miami.

That's right—twelve out of eighteen didn't make it to Day Two. That's the kind of carnage we really don't see very often. Next week, look for normal service to be resumed at Grand Prix in Cleveland and Auckland, where Limited takes center stage.

Definitely a week to forget for our Magic Top 25, and a reminder that bad beats happen to the best of us. See you all next week for more from the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Owen Turtenwald 76.37 1
2 Lee Shi Tian 71.72 2
3 Eric Froehlich 66.92 3
4 Ivan Floch 65.32 4
5 Shaun McLaren 63.80 5
6 William Jensen 62.13 6
7 Shahar Shenhar 61.92 7
8 Ari Lax 61.32 8
9 Jacob Wilson 59.36 9
10 Samuel Black 59.08 10
11 Reid Duke 57.01 11
12 Yuuya Watanabe 56.44 12
13 Seth Manfield 52.40 13
14 Paul Rietzl 51.08 14
15 Jeremy Dezani 50.05 15
16 Ben Stark 49.64 +3 19
17 Willy Edel 49.48 -1 16
18 Martin Juza 49.28 -1 17
19 Stanislav Cifka 48.60 -1 18
20 Yuuki Ichikawa 48.36 20
21 Andrew Cuneo 45.12 21
22 Alexander Hayne 44.64 22
23 Kentaro Yamamoto 43.92 23
24 Josh Utter-Leyton 43.80 NR
25 Chris Fennell 43.28 -1 24

Dropped from rankings: Patrick Chapin

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