National Collegiate Champions Cup; la Salle, SBC Are Top Seeds
University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) champion La Salle and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) titlist San Beda are the top seeds in the Fil-Oil/Flying V National Collegiate Champions Cup set to kick off Saturday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
The Green Archers, who swept University of the East in the UAAP Finals, have been seeded No. 1 in the 16-team, knockout tournament.
The Red Lions, on the other hand, are ranked No. 2 ahead of third seed Ateneo de Manila and No. 4 UE, the defending champion.
If the form chart holds, the Archers will face the Warriors in the semifinals while the Lions take on the Blue Eagles.
Last year, the Warriors defeated the Lions in the final. Jose Rizal took third place while Mapua settled for fourth spot.
Twelve other teams are entered, including University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University from the UAAP and Jose Rizal, San Sebastian and Mapua from the NCAA.
Conspicuously absent is NCAA runner-up Letran which begged off.
Champions from the different leagues round up the cast, namely: CUSA champion Manuel L. Quezon University, NAASCU titlist STI, UCAA winner St. Francis of Assisi, CESSAFI champion University of Visayas, Negros titlist West Negros, Tacloban representative Sacred Heart College, Unigames third placer Lyceum University and the winner of the ongoing Davao collegiate league. …