Seeking to stay atop the standings, College of Saint Benilde (CSB) takes on Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) on Thursday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 seniors football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
The Blazers and the Generals meet head-on in their 2 p.m. collision to start the match day’s triple-header.
CSB currently holds the top spot with an unbeaten record of two wins and a draw for seven points, one marker ahead of San Beda College.
The Taft-based booters notched a narrow lead in the seven-team table after battling Lyceum of the Philippines University to a goalless draw last Monday.
A win for the men in green will maintain their grip of the pole position.
EAC, however, is keen on keeping its stay on the No. 4 spot as it tries to get back on the winning track.
The booters from Marcelino were held to a 2-2 draw by University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in their last outing, which slightly improved their tally to four points.
Meanwhile, defending champion San Beda springs back into action when it tackles the formidable Arellano University in a battle of undefeated teams at 4 p.m.
Coming off a nine-day layoff, the Red Booters eye to keep their hold of No. 2 against the chasing Chiefs.
Both squads possess six points on two wins in as many games, with San Beda ahead via a superior goal difference.
In the closing game, winless teams Lyceum and Perpetual battle it out for a breakthrough win at 6 p.m.
The Pirates and the Altas Booters are both coming off a draw, which left Mapua University as the only scoreless squad this season.