THE Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) Bobcats executed impressive tosses, flawless pyramids and stunts to claim their third title Saturday in the 2010 National Cheerleading Championship at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Bobcats, back-to-back champions in 2007 and 2008, amassed 314.5 points to beat close rival and last year’s runner-up University of the Cordilleras Jaguars with 312.5 points.

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Last year's champion University of Perpetual Help Dalta System Altas Perspsquad meanwhile was relegated to third place with 284 points.

De La Salle University Animo Squad surprisingly came in at fourth place with 274.5 points while 2009’s second runner-up Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) Crusader Cheer Force slipped to fifth place with 267.5 points.

The top three finishers took home medals and trophies.

The country’s first and only cheerleading competition that employs American rules and regulations gives 75 points each to the following areas: Basic Elements, Stunts, Tumbling, Stunts, Tosses and Pyramids.

Deductions were also meted to the teams who committed safety errors and for poor execution.

Listed below is the final ranking of 2010 National Cheerleading Championships:

1st - Central Colleges of the Philippines (314.5)

2nd – University of the Cordilleras (312.5)

3rd - University of Perpetual Help Dalta System (284)

4th - De La Salle University (274.5)

5th- Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (269.5)

6th - Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Taguig (267.5)

7th - Tarlac State University (266)

8th - Rizal Technological University (258.5)

9th- Ateneo de Manila University (255.5)

10th - Jose Rizal University (249.5)

11th – Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (237)

12th - Palawan State University (236.5)

13th - Araullo University-Phinma (234.5)

14th - Southern Luzon State University (229)

15th – Mapua Institute of Technology (224.5)

16th- Angeles University Foundation (223.5)

17th – St. Michael's College Laguna (216)

18th - Union Christian College (202)

19th – Universidad de Manila (200)

On Sunday, the NCC will have its High School and College All Girls, juniors, and High School Co-ed Championships, also in Ynares Sports Arena.

The event is sanctioned by the world governing body of cheerleading, the International Cheer Union (ICU). The NCC is also affiliated with the governing body of Philippine cheerleading, the Philippine Cheerleading Alliance (PCA).(Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)