UAAP 82 By the Numbers: Playoff mode activate

Paul Lintag on Oct 28, 2019 04:47 PM
UAAP 82 By the Numbers: Playoff mode activate
It’s pretty incredible that the Final Four somehow got decided with a game day to spare. (Photos by Arvin Lim)

Everyone knew the playoff race for UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball was going to get crazy.

While that was indeed the case, it’s pretty incredible that the Final Four somehow got decided with a game day to spare.

It’s pretty straightforward even and all the uber-complicated scenarios that were possible just last week have been rendered useless.

It’s almost go time for the UAAP playoffs but again, before we proceed, a By the Numbers look for everyone here.

 


7

Straight years that the FEU Tamaraws are in the Final Four, the longest active streak in the UAAP.

The Tamaraws clinched their spot by charging past UE and FEU will be this year’s no. 3 seed, up from 4th last season.

 


4th

The final seed for the UST Growling Tigers in this year’s playoffs.

UST is making its first postseason appearance since its Finals run in Season 78. At 8-6, the Tigers also got their first winning record in four years.

 


2nd

Final seed for the UP Fighting Maroons for this year’s playoffs.

While the 9 wins UP needed to clinch the no. 2 seed is the lowest ever in the Final Four spot, that probably won’t matter for the Fighting Maroons. This is the first time UP will be armed with a playoff bonus for the first time in the UAAP Final Four era.

 


2

Straight years that the De La Salle Green Archers have missed the Final Four.

The Green Archers have missed back-to-back playoffs for only the first time since 1994.

 


23

Straight wins for the champion Blue Eagles, dating back to last season.

Ateneo is 13-0 this year and only needs one more win to make another UAAP Finals. Depending on the timing of that win, we’ll either have a traditional Final Four or a step-ladder semis.

UP will have a say on Wednesday on just what kind of playoffs we’re going to have in Season 82.

 


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