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Updated: 9/20/2016

No Changes Among Top 3

There was no change in the Top 3 positions in the latest edition of the BassFan World Rankings, which will be the last for 2016. FLW Tour stalwart Scott Martin remains in the top slot, followed by FLW Tour Angler of the Year Andy Morgan and Forrest Wood Cup champion John Cox.

Bryan Thrift and Keith Combs each gained one spot, landing at 4th and 5th, respectively. The second half of the Top 10 is comprised of Greg Hackney (down two places), Scott Canterbury (up two), Justin Lucas (no change) Aaron Martens (down two) and Jacob Wheeler (no change).

Newly crowned Bassmaster Elite Series AOY Gerald Swindle stayed at No. 14. Seth Feider, who won last week's Bassmaster AOY Championship event at Mille Lacs Lake and was 2nd the previous week in the regular-season finale at the Mississippi River, climbed 68 places to 125th.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season opener, set for Feb. 9-12 at Tennessee's Cherokee Lake.

Biggest Progression

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Biggest Drop

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Best New Entry

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Current Rankings - 9/20/2016

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 3 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 219.393
2 2 4 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 217.418
3 3 17 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 211.102
4 5 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 203.106
5 6 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 201.297
6 4 8 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 200.237
7 9 36 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 197.122
8 8 6 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 195.154
9 7 1 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 193.541
10 10 19 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 193.158
11 11 18 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 193.120
12 13 5 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 191.226
13 19 179 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Legend/Mercury 190.655
14 14 38 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 190.007
15 16 28 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Legend/Mercury 189.698
16 12 7 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 188.281
17 17 46 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 187.091
18 15 47 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 186.615
19 20 27 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 186.589
20 24 10 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 185.982
21 18 9 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 185.706
22 22 11 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 184.961
23 23 15 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 184.315
24 25 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 181.332
25 21 13 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 181.315
26 27 72 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 179.727
27 49 75 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 178.479
28 26 25 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 178.387
29 29 88 Jeff Sprague Point TX 177.180
30 39 55 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 176.522
31 34 30 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 174.005
32 31 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 172.565
33 28 21 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 171.640
34 30 41 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 170.982
35 35 16 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 169.889
36 37 109 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 169.487
37 38 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 168.378
38 32 29 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 167.717
39 45 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 167.666
40 56 84 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 166.158
41 42 54 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 165.940
42 43 110 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 165.423
43 40 62 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 164.967
44 41 71 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 162.512
45 50 99 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 162.453
46 46 76 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 160.836
47 36 22 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 160.509
48 58 57 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 160.466
49 33 12 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 160.273
50 44 34 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 159.599
51 54 26 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 159.495
52 51 24 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 159.269
53 52 177 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 157.649
54 47 50 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 156.961
55 48 37 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 156.733
56 55 136 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 156.565
57 125 209 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat 156.463
58 53 106 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 156.174
59 61 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 153.927
60 62 121 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 151.578
61 59 77 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 150.119
62 65 40 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 148.811
63 67 59 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 147.590
64 60 117 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 146.743
65 63 53 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 146.573
66 66 49 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 146.303
67 84 100 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 146.247
68 68 115 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 146.115
69 64 63 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 145.672
70 57 33 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 145.585
71 70 48 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 145.473
72 76 232 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 143.679
73 74 66 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 143.314
74 72 111 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 142.286
75 71 44 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 142.253
76 77 116 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 142.148
77 80 178 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 141.973
78 78 80 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 141.577
79 75 52 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 140.654
80 81 242 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 140.416
81 111 141 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 139.452
82 113 135 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 138.947
83 107 45 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 138.678
84 79 103 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 138.229
85 93 124 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 137.964
86 73 42 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 137.896
87 92 89 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 137.252
88 95 90 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 137.226
89 69 23 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 136.603
90 85 51 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 136.457
91 91 154 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 136.276
92 88 69 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 136.069
93 82 82 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 135.912
94 90 60 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 135.727
95 101 113 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 135.577
96 104 67 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 135.302
97 97 114 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 135.244
98 86 56 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 135.196
99 99 126 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 135.040
100 83 146 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 134.780
101 96 97 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 134.174
102 87 73 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 131.687
103 108 139 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 131.492
104 89 86 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 130.910
105 105 137 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 130.817
106 110 64 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 130.737
107 94 175 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 130.693
108 117 94 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 130.002
109 115 65 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 129.903
110 102 92 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 129.812
111 98 203 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 129.766
112 114 85 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 128.967
113 133 108 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 128.413
114 100 95 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 128.039
115 106 226 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 127.352
116 112 79 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 127.148
117 109 96 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 126.735
118 120 119 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 126.490
119 131 101 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 125.899
120 118 159 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 125.441
121 121 202 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 125.014
122 124 149 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 124.858
123 103 74 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 124.502
124 129 104 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 124.368
125 132 247 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 124.220
126 134 155 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 124.201
127 136 102 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 124.142
128 119 220 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 123.861
129 135 256 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 123.591
130 116 39 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 123.355
131 128 128 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 123.069
132 143 163 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 122.230
133 130 144 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 122.079
134 122 118 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 122.039
135 138 207 David Williams Maiden NC 121.977
136 139 142 Clayton Batts Macon GA 121.834
137 126 122 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 121.823
138 123 98 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 120.959
139 148 112 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 120.905
140 140 83 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 119.840
141 142 306 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 119.570
142 127 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 119.387
143 154 182 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 118.342
144 149 81 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 118.135
145 151 248 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 118.105
146 145 68 Darrell Davis Dover FL 117.848
147 159 132 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 117.697
148 155 105 John Voyles Petersburg IN 117.569
149 156 210 Marcus Evans Angola IN 117.222
150 141 93 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 117.139
151 157 168 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 116.743
152 165 199 Matt Lee Auburn AL 116.523
153 152 123 Tony Davis Williston FL 116.307
154 137 58 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 115.867
155 147 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 115.706
156 153 127 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 115.605
157 150 143 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 115.584
158 158 148 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 115.036
159 162 160 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 114.853
160 146 145 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 114.368
161 164 205 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 113.764
162 144 87 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 113.293
163 163 183 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 112.400
164 161 173 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 112.271
165 167 194 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 111.067
166 160 158 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 110.602
167 169 185 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 110.150
168 166 215 Ken Iyobe Aichi 109.531
169 168 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 109.204
170 171 180 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 108.957
171 172 188 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 108.737
172 174 186 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 107.970
173 177 167 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 105.971
174 179 138 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 105.914
175 180 164 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 105.762
176 176 189 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 105.626
177 173 152 Travis Fox Lowell AR 105.399
178 170 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 104.646
179 178 221 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 103.354
180 175 91 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 103.278
181 181 156 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 102.367
182 182 161 Kerry Milner Bono AR 100.959
183 185 198 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 100.078
184 186 150 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 96.692
185 184 184 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 96.527
186 191 234 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 95.236
187 188 170 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 94.207
188 187 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 93.958
189 190 147 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 92.128
190 194 181 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 90.738
191 193 131 Tom Redington Royse City TX 90.258
192 189 151 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 90.085
193 195 200 Rex Huff Corbin KY 89.826
194 199 240 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 88.578
195 197 130 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 88.491
196 200 270 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 87.429
197 183 230 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 87.297
198 203 273 Cody Kelley Conway AR 85.133
199 202 211 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 84.146
200 201 133 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 82.773
201 206 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 82.382
202 205 162 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 81.999
203 192 125 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 81.993
204 207 31 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 80.763
205 210 213 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 80.251
206 209 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 79.209
207 204 197 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 78.474
208 212 224 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 78.346
209 198 134 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 77.220
210 216 260 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 77.110
211 219 244 Andrew Young Mound MN 76.511
212 247 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 76.422
213 213 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 76.191
214 196 129 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 75.755
215 215 Jay Kendrick Ooltewah TN Triton/Mercury 75.679
216 211 208 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 74.932
217 232 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 73.841
218 221 250 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 73.457
219 218 172 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 73.209
220 217 157 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 72.828
221 208 169 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 71.427
222 237 John Hunter Jr Shelbyville KY 71.086
223 223 228 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 70.939
224 225 238 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 69.963
225 226 61 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 69.641
226 222 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 69.636
227 228 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 68.613
228 245 316 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 68.474
229 230 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 68.319
230 229 254 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 67.766
231 231 286 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 67.164
232 234 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 67.030
233 214 206 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 66.842
234 233 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 66.822
235 220 190 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 66.409
236 235 285 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 66.334
237 236 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 65.725
238 238 280 Michael Hall Annandale VA 65.579
239 243 235 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 65.214
240 240 Brian Latimer Belton SC 64.734
241 244 140 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 64.658
242 241 225 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 64.484
243 239 204 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 64.358
244 224 212 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 62.854
245 258 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 62.785
246 267 Jay Brainard Enid OK 61.979
247 246 214 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 61.401
248 242 166 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 61.376
249 227 191 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 61.275
250 250 153 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 61.086
251 249 290 George Kapiton Inverness FL 60.717
252 248 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 60.580
253 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 60.503
254 251 261 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 59.569
255 252 323 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 58.894
256 255 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 58.643
257 254 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 58.375
258 257 303 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 57.789
259 265 246 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 57.554
260 259 236 Bob Morin Seymour TN 56.942
261 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 55.966
262 262 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 55.098
263 264 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 54.692
264 263 165 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 54.070
265 256 107 Richard Peek Centre AL 53.616
266 266 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 52.574
267 268 253 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 51.670
268 260 222 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 51.110
269 269 268 Harry Moore Valley AL 50.800
270 271 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 49.713
271 270 Andy Young Mound MN 49.327
272 275 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 48.305
273 280 187 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 48.226
274 276 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 47.354
275 277 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 47.005
276 272 174 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 46.985
277 273 219 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 46.362
278 274 265 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 46.146
279 278 262 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 45.578
280 283 271 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 45.542
281 284 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 44.955
282 285 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL 44.782
283 286 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 44.782
284 282 293 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 43.874
285 287 195 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 43.410
286 288 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 40.888
287 281 176 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 39.282
288 279 192 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 39.056
289 291 216 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 38.803
290 292 269 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 38.339
291 289 201 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 38.290
292 296 281 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 38.152
293 293 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 37.898
294 294 231 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 37.782
295 295 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 37.121
296 290 193 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 36.932
297 297 196 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 36.506
298 298 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 33.327
299 299 Timmy Frederick Leesburg FL 32.022
300 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 31.483
301 301 245 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 31.081
302 302 Jordan Osborne Longview TX 30.361
303 303 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 29.819
304 307 223 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 29.459
305 304 Eric Jackson Walling TN 29.450
306 305 263 Bill Day Frankfort KY 29.200
307 308 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 28.828
308 306 239 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 28.420
309 309 264 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 27.630
310 310 296 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.976
311 311 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 26.666
312 312 299 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 25.830
313 313 267 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 25.816
314 314 302 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 25.434
315 315 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 20.193
316 317 292 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 18.930
317 316 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 18.856
318 318 249 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 17.361
319 320 311 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
320 322 258 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 13.438
321 323 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.384
322 321 315 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 13.382
323 319 307 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 12.552
324 324 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.336
325 327 322 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
326 325 252 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 10.812
327 328 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 10.276
328 326 317 Van Soles Haines City FL 10.119
329 330 312 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 7.308
330 331 320 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 5.647
331 332 335 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
332 333 336 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
333 334 338 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
334 335 340 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935
335 329 227 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 3.223

About the World Rankings

The BassFan World Rankings are the only statistical, multi-year, comprehensive rankings of the world's best professional bass anglers, and are the official World Rankings of the sport.



Why

The BassFan World Rankings were created in 2001 to answer a simple question — who is the best professional bass angler in the world ?— and to give fishing fans a way to track their favorite pros, as well as to show the non-fishing world that consistently catching fish isn't "just luck."


While the two leagues — ESPN-owned BASS and FLW Outdoors - have their own single-year point races (called Angler of the Year races, which are not rankings), and "power rankings" are starting to crop up in the sport, these are not World Rankings. World Rankings in all professional sports are complex, multi-year statistical endeavors simply because that's the only way to accurately and fairly show consistent performance over time.


Until BassFan did it, no one produced a statistical, multi-year ranking system for professional bass fishing using results from the top tours. These used to be the Bassmaster Tour and the FLW Tour, but as of January 2005 are the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bassmaster Majors, the FLW Tour and the FLW Series. The BassFan World Rankings will also include results from other competitive (i.e., non-exhibition) tournaments that feature the world's top pros, like the Top Gun Championship.



How

Here's a brief overview of what's involved in calculating the BassFan World Rankings. (For confidentiality reasons, the proprietary methodology won't be discussed in detail.)


  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level BASS and FLW Outdoors events. These events are the top ones in the sport and attract the top fishermen.
  • Events are weighted based on strength of field (calculated using the BassFan World Rank of everyone in the field) and size of field, meaning that it's easier to do well in smaller-field events than larger-field ones.
  • Bonus points are given for winning and for placing in the top 10% in all regular-season events. No bonuses are given for league Angler of the Year awards, points or standings because those data are already accounted for in the World Rankings methodology.
  • Championships are treated differently than regular-season tournaments.
  • The BassFan World Rankings methodology ensures that anglers who fish only one tour/series or league are not at a disadvantage vs. anglers who fish more than one. Rather, anglers who fish more events have more chances to do better - or worse - than anglers who fish fewer events. A simple example: six 5th-place finishes are better than three, and four 100th-place finishes are worse than two.
  • The rankings use data from the current and immediately prior years only (a rolling 2 calendar years), and are updated after each major tournament.
  • The rankings are not an indication of who is/was the best bass angler ever. That is not a World Rankings. It's a list.
  • As with all World Rankings in all sports, the methodology used in the BassFan World Rankings calculation will change over time based on feedback from interested parties.
  • Bassmaster Open, Bassmaster Northern/Southern Tour and FLW Stren (formerly EverStart) Series tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events.

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