April 2015 UFL Power Rankings

The Perfect Pass presents the April edition of the 2015 United Football League Power Rankings.  This monthly feature will showcase who’s hot and who’s not in the Philippines’ top football league.

#10 Philippine Army [ Last month: #10 ]
0 Points (0 Wins, 0 Draws, 2 Losses)

With no points having to show for this month, the Army men are in deep bottom with a point. They will need to get more out of the transfer window in order to get past Manila Jeepney who is second from the bottom ahead by a solitary point.

#9 Team Socceroo [ Last month: #9 ]

3 Points (1 Win, 0 Draws, 2 Losses)

Socceroo got their first win against the lowly Army squad but are still second bottom after getting two losses in the same month.  It is inevitable that the relegation showdown will happen with Army but psychological advantage is with the Paranaque-based squad

#8 Manila Jeepney [ Last month: #8 ]

3 Points (1 Win, 0 Draws, 1 Loss)

A win against Team Socceroo this month is a good confidence booster for Jeepney but the ten-goal trashing from Global will remove all the gains for this leaving them still in eight place.  Losing Taher to Global will not help them in the second round but having five points will be a good buffer for them to avoid relegation

#7 Pachanga-Diliman [ Last month: #6 ]
3 Points (1 Wins, 0 Draws, 1 Loss)

The Diliman based squap drops one spot to seven in this months ranking.  A win against Army was negated by a loss to Green Archers.  Pachanga currently has seven points after the first round and will need more to keep their standing in the league.

#6 Green Archers United [ Last month: #5 ]
3 points (1 Win, 0 Draws, 2 Losses)

The Green and White squad have the same points but have more losses than Pachanga, but the former has the higher rank based on their head to head performance. Losing by the same tight scoreline against top teams in Ceres and Stallion

#5 Loyola  [ Last month: #3 ]

1 point (1 Win, 0 Draws, 1 Loss)

After getting a hammering from Ceres and surviving with a draw against Kaya, Loyola drops to number five this month and is currently the lowest of the Big 5 teams.  The sending off of Phil Younghusband will not help their cause in the next round and the whole team should step up for them to be in contention for the league title.

#4 Kaya  [ Last month: #2 ]

1 point (1 Win, 0 Draws, 1 Loss)

The LBC-backed squad had a month to forget as they have performed poorly and settle for a point for this month.  Their loss to Stallion right after the departure of their manager was their lowest point in the month which was compounded after their draw against 10-man Loyola.  Kaya has to improve fast in order for the team to maintain its contention of the title.

#3 Global [ Last month: #7 ]

6 points (2 Wins, 0 Draws, 0 Losses)

The drubbing of Socceroo and an emphatic win against league leaders Ceres-La Salle makes global the biggest jumper for this month.  Inspired by their AFC Cup win and having healthy players back, Global showed the whole league its true strength and have cast themselves back as one of the title favorites of the league.

 #2 Stallion [ Last month: #4 ]

6 points (2 Wins, 0 Draws, 0 Losses)

The other undefeated team this month aside from Global, Stallion highlighted its month with the drubbing of Kaya and their last minute win against Archers.  Also the number two team in the standings, Stallion have shown the quality to finish games and match up with the best opposition in the league.

#1 Ceres-La Salle [ Last month: #1 ]

9 points (3 Wins, 0 Draws, 1 Loss)

Ceres maintains top spot this month after earning nine months this months because of wins against Archers, Loyola, and Socceroo.  Their massive loss against Global proved that they are infallible and that the top spot will be up for grabs in the second round.  With the UFL arms race coming to its end, it will be interesting to see how the current league leaders perform against toughened opposition.

You can also view a summarized table for the league’s Big 5 Teams here: 2015 UFL First Division Big 5 League Table

By Ivan Gayares (@ivangeoffrey)

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