First year --- DLSU (lost in semis)
Second year --- UST (Lost in the Championship, note DLSU was suspended)
Third year --- DLSU again (lost in stepladder. First year of correction against UST tho. Knocked it off the stepladder)
And after that, all those aberrations had been 'corrected' sufficiently thus far, and with so much more. Hence a lot of observers have had the impression that with NB, "You beat NB and Ateneo once, the retribution is greater." Something neither DLSU, UST, nor FEU have done against Ateneo after favors have been sufficiently returned:
4th Beat Dlsu in championship in 2 (UST was out of F4)
5th Beat UE in 3 (knocked out UST in semis)
6th Beat FEU in 2 (knocked out ADU in semis, UST is out of F4 at 7th place)
7th Beat FEU again (knocked out UST in semis)
All those powerful 4 teams (DLSU, FEU, UST, UE) have been dealt with.
On UE, yeah believe it UE had been a force in the UAAP with 3- peat, 1 shared controversial no-contest championship in between, and 3 peat after, count that, 6, oops, 7 I mean. Notwithstanding its record and pride, yeah it is a force.
It's true that Ateneo has never won against UST in a Championship series mainly because there's only been 1 meeting and (get this) UST lost to Ateneo everytime they made the F4 semis which were 3 times also. This is the second time (and because it avoided FEU on the way to the finals this time lol, that's just me lol) It will be either payback and correction of an aberration or UST finally shelving off the 'tsambero' tag both in this season and in 69th.
Be careful what you wish for. Or maybe you wished you had said that after the series and (if) UST had won ala '06 already. You guys are fond of 'there's always the first time' whenever faced with the odds. And right now, I like Ateneo's chances. No one team since that self-adjusting correction of a system (or maybe just even a mindset) has set has any team beat Ateneo twice in a row.
heh, RTP? lol
Aside: Notice that RTP has been conspicuously absent after his team's dream crumbled in Ateneo's searing rally? Yon sinabe kong binigyan na lahat ng refs ng pagkakataon e talo pa rin? No, I'm not talking about UST, lol. He's a pseudo UST fan. He's really a DLSU fan and an Ateneo hater. Pretty much King Botch, er Butch here.