UAAP Season 68
|UAAP Season 68|
|Host school||Adamson University|
|Seniors||UST Growling Tigers|
|Juniors||UE Red Pages|
|Cheerdance||UST (EX) (Ex - Coed)|
|(Ex) = Exhibition; (DS) = Demonstration Sport|
UAAP Season 68 was the 2005–2006 season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Several events were held, the most prominent was the basketball tournament. The tournament is divided into three divisions: the Juniors tournament for high school students, the Women's tournament for female college students, and the Men's tournament for male college students
- 1 Basketball
- 2 Cheerdance
- 3 Other UAAP sports
- 4 Overall Championship Race
- 5 Suspension of De La Salle University-Manila
- 6 See also
- 7 References
The FEU Tamaraws swept the defending champions La Salle Green Archers, 2 games to none in the Men's tournament to take their record-breaking 19th title, with Arwind Santos as the Finals MVP. It was a rematch of the 2004 Final, where the Archers prevailed, 2–1.
In the juniors division, the De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers swept the UPIS Junior Maroons, 2–0, to take their first UAAP title. It was also La Salle's first Juniors title since the 1955 La Salle Green Hills championship in the NCAA.
|2||De La Salle Green Archers||10||4||.714||2||+46|
|3||Ateneo Blue Eagles||10||4||.714||2||−27|
|4||UE Red Warriors||10||4||.714||2||−19|
|5||UP Fighting Maroons||6||8||.429||6|
|6||UST Growling Tigers||4||10||.286||8|
Host team in boldface.
- La Salle clinched No. 2 seed and the twice to beat advantage in the semifinals with a better points difference (+46) against UE (−19) and Ateneo (−27).
- Ateneo and UE played for the No. 3 seed where Ateneo defeated UE 76–65.
Note: The "final" team standings were adjusted when La Salle forfeited its games after the season was over. See Suspension of De La Salle University-Manila for details.
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
- Finals Most Valuable Player: Arwind Santos (FEU)
- Season Most Valuable Player: Arwind Santos (FEU)
- Rookie of the Year: Jai Reyes (Ateneo)
- Finals Most Valuable Player: Cassey Tioseco (Ateneo)
- Season Most Valuable Player: Kristine Prado (La Salle)
- Rookie of the Year: Sihaya Sadorra (UP)
|Qualified for semifinals with twice to beat advantage|
|Qualified for semifinals|
|Ateneo Blue Eaglets||12||2||.857||-|
|De La Salle Junior Archers||11||3||.786||1|
|FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws||10||4||.714||2|
|UPIS Junior Maroons||10||4||.714||2|
|Adamson Baby Falcons||7||7||.500||5|
|UST Tiger Cubs||5||9||.357||7|
|UE Red Pages||2||12||.143||10|
Because the Baby Tamaraws swept the Junior Maroons in their regular season series, FEU-FERN as awarded the third seed, while UPIS got the fourth seed.
#1 & #2 have twice-to-beat advantage
|Best of 3 Finals|
The team with the higher seed owns the twice to beat advantage.
|58–76||UPIS Junior Maroons|
|UPIS enters the finals|
|74–66||FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws|
|La Salle enters the finals|
|73–49||UPIS Junior Maroons|
|86–62||UPIS Junior Maroons|
|La Salle wins series, 2–0|
- Finals Most Valuable Player: Simon Atkins (La Salle)
- Season Most Valuable Player: Francis Maniego (UP)
- Rookie of the Year: Raffy Mangahas (FEU)
The Cheerdance Competition was held on September 17, 2005 at the Araneta Coliseum.
|1st||UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe||90.98|
|2nd||UP Pep Squad||90.76|
|3rd||FEU Cheering Squad||88.72|
|4th||DLSU Animo Squad||76.37|
|5th||UE Pep Squad||76.15|
|6th||Adamson Pep Squad||76.09|
|7th||Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion||69.33|
|8th||NU Pep Squad||64.48|
Other UAAP sports
Seniors Division Championships
Juniors Division Championships
Overall Championship Race
The host school is boldfaced. Final.
Juniors Division – Final
Seniors Division – Final
Athlete of the Year:
Seniors: Luica Dacanay (swimming)
Juniors: Nelson Mariano III (chess)
Suspension of De La Salle University-Manila
Controversy surrounded the UAAP after De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU) discovered that two members of its men's basketball team were ineligible to play in the UAAP from the 2003–2004 up to the 2005–2006 season. The players failed Department of Education's Philippine Educational Placement Test Certificate of Rating (PEPTCR, a replacement for a high school diploma). The University has offered to return the 2004 championship and 2005 runner-up trophy and file a leave of absence from the league.
In its meeting on April 21, 2006 in Adamson University, members of the UAAP Board unanimously decided to suspend DLSU in all sports events of the UAAP for the entire 2006–2007 season as a consequence of the university's negligence and inaction against the two ineligible players.
The board has also forfeited all of La Salle's men's basketball games from 2003 to 2004. The board awarded the 2004 title to FEU as a result.
If the forfeited games are factored in, the final elimination round standings is:
|Ateneo Blue Eagles||12||2|
|UE Red Warriors||11||3|
|UP Fighting Maroons||7||7|
|UST Growling Tigers||6||8|
|Adamson Soaring Falcons||5||9|
|La Salle Green Archers||0||14|
All of La Salle's victories in the playoffs were also forfeited; if La Salle won the 2005 title, they would've surrendered back the trophy to the finals opponents, FEU.