De La Salle University is already assured of claiming its second straight overall championship title in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) seniors division regardless of the outcome of the volleyball competition—the remaining event in Season 76.
So far, La Salle has 271 points highlighted by its domination in men and women’s basketball, women’s chess, men’s table tennis, men’s tae kwon do, and women’s judo, and runner-up honors in men’s swimming, women’s table tennis, women’s tennis, men’s fencing, and baseball.
Former titlist University of Santo Tomas won just two titles this season (women’s tae kwon do and poomsae) and had eight second-placers (women’s football, men’s tae kwon do, women’s fencing, men and women’s athletics, men and women’s beach volleyball, and men’s basketball) to finish with 262 points for second.
At the end of the volleyball tournament, La Salle is expected to earn six more points in the men’s division for ending up fifth and least 12 points in the women’s division as the Lady Archers automatically advanced to the finals after sweeping the elimination round.
On the other hand, the Growling Tigers, who wound up sixth both in the men and women’s volleyball, could secure eight additional points but it’s not good enough to propel the España-based school on top of the standings.
University of the Philippines is in third (231) followed by Ateneo de Manila University (197), Far Eastern University (177), National university (143), University of the East (136) and host Adamson University (97).
The UAAP awards 15 points to the first placer, 12 to second, 10 to third, eight to fourth, six to fifth, four to sixth, two to seventh and one to eighth.
In juniors division, UE officially grabbed the general championship by amassing 141 points. UST placed second (117) followed by Ateneo (106), De La Salle-Zobel (94), NU (66), FEU 44), UP Integrated School (40) and Adamson (17).