December 3, 2015

Posted in Top 25 on December 3, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

The Top 25 took a week off for Thanksgiving last Thursday, but behind the scenes, the rankings machine kept cranking out results. And with the Modern Grand Prix taking place in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, there were plenty of movers up and down the rankings.

Our biggest movers this week are Brad Nelson and Craig Wescoe, each up four slots. Wescoe, of course, earned his points the flashiest way, making the Top 8 of Pittsburgh with a green-white deck that sought to hate out the competition (and did so quite effectively). Nelson's finish was less obvious, but his 12-3 tally was good enough for 20th place and a handful of Pro Points.

Among the ranked, Sigrist put up the other stellar result, just missing out on the Top 8 by tiebreakers to finish in a disheartening ninth place. The distance was too much to make up between him and Samuel Black and Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa, but he did creep closer to climbing the standings. Black and Damo Da Rosa, meanwhile, swapped places as Black finished in 37th place.

The top of the standings remained, of course, unchanged, as Turtenwald and Manfield retained their death grips on the top two slots, well ahead of No. 3–ranked Eric Froehlich. None of the three are slated to appear at the World Magic Cup, so those standings are likely to remain unchanged.

In fact, the highest-ranked player who does get to show up in Barcelona is Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa at No. 6, followed by Mike Sigrist at No. 7. They have a long way to climb to make any progress in the Top 25 rankings, but with very few of their ranked brethren qualified, there's certainly an opportunity at hand.

 

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Owen Turtenwald 82.58 1
2 Seth Manfield 81.99 2
3 Eric Froehlich 71.51 3
4 Paul Rietzl 71.31 4
5 Samuel Black 69.04 +1 6
6 Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa 66.84 -1 5
7 Mike Sigrist 64.88 7
8 Jacob Wilson 61.89 +1 9
9 Alexander Hayne 61.53 +1 10
10 Brad Nelson 60.68 +4 14
11 Ondřej Stráský 60.26 -3 8
12 Reid Duke 59.11 -1 11
13 Antonio Del Moral León 58.89 -1 12
13 Shahar Shenhar 58.89 12
15 Steve Rubin 58.58 15
16 Yuuya Watanabe 57.31 16
17 Martin Müller 57.23 17
18 Lee Shi Tian 57.04 +2 20
19 Thiago Saporito 56.48 -1 18
20 Shaun McLaren 55.63 -1 19
21 Craig Wescoe 54.43 +4 25
22 Fabrizio Anteri 54.23 22
23 Ari Lax 53.99 23
24 Joel Larsson 53.94 -3 21
25 Kazuyuki Takimura 52.45 -1 24


Dropped from rankings: NONE

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