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Top 25 Rankings: May 15, 2014

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The letter W!ith the Big One—Pro Tour Journey into Nyx in Atlanta, Georgia—just a few days away, the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings are set. The Top 10 remain unaltered, with Frenchman Jérémy Dezani leading the way, with Reid Duke at No. 2, and three more Americans—Owen Turtenwald, Ben Stark, and Sam Black—rounding out the top 5. Then there's Shahar Shenhar of Israel, just ahead of Tom Martell, the Japanese pair of Yuuya Watanabe and Shuhei Nakamura, and Hong Kong standout Lee Shi Tian.

From No.11 downwards, however, a weekend of Grand Prix action in Minneapolis and Warsaw saw plenty of movement. The headline act was undoubtedly reigning Pro Tour "King of the Hill" Shaun McLaren. His Modern Pro Tour victory converted in Minneapolis to a Grand Prix Top 8, allowing him to leap eight places up the table to No. 11. Plenty of other ranked players were in action. Willy Edel finished 10th, while Eric Froehlich, David Ochoa, Lee Shi Tian, and Josh Utter-Leyton all finished in the money.

Over in Europe, No. 1 Jérémy Dezani was hoping to extend his lead at the top of the table, but his 7–2 record heading into Day Two couldn't propel him toward another top-notch finish. Most successful in the Theros Limited environment was Stanislav Cifka, who finished in the Top 16, good enough for 3 Pro Points.

So, with the preliminaries out of the way, it's Pro Tour time, and a veritable mountain of points are on offer in Atlanta. Any one of our Top 25 who makes it all the way to the trophy will find himself 30 points better off, and in the thick of the Player of the Year race, that will increasingly be our focus as we head down the stretch of this Pro season. Join us next week for a comprehensive roundup of all the ups and downs in the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Updated May 15, 2014

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Jeremy Dezani 69.01 1
2 Reid Duke 61.57 2
3 Owen Turtenwald 56.68 3
4 Ben Stark 53.58 4
5 Samuel Black 51.79 5
6 Shahar Shenhar 49.80 6
7 Tom Martell 48.91 7
8 Yuuya Watanabe 48.47 8
9 Shuhei Nakamura 47.02 9
10 Shi Tian Lee 46.79 10
11 Shaun Mclaren 45.67 +8 19
12 Alexander Hayne 45.35 12
13 Josh Utter-Leyton 45.14 -2 11
14 Stanislav Cifka 44.80 14
15 Willy Edel 44.57 15
16 Jacob Wilson 44.35 -3 13
17 Josh Mcclain 43.45 -1 16
18 Makihito Mihara 41.68 -1 17
19 Paul Rietzl 40.57 -1 18
20 David Ochoa 39.57 +1 21
21 Kentaro Yamamoto 39.11 +1 22
22 Eric Froehlich 38.47 -2 20
23 Chris Fennell 37.68 23
24 William Jensen 37.11 NR
25 Raphael Levy 37.01 -1 24

Dropped from rankings: Martin Juza
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