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Updated: 3/21/2016

Martens Still No. 1; Cox Close

John Cox's win at the Lake Hartwell FLW Tour moved him up to 2nd place in the latest edition of the BassFan World Rankings. He's about a point and a half behind leader Aaron Martens, who was 52nd in the Bassmaster Elite Series season opener at the St. Johns River.

Cox's jump pushed former No. 2 Scott Martin (18th at Hartwell) down one place. He's followed by Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers and a rejuvenated Bryan Thrift, who gained four slots with a 5th-place showing at Hartwell.

St. Johns runner-up Greg Hackney is 6th, followed by Jason Christie and Andy Morgan. Justin Lucas and Dean Rojas round out the Top 10.

Rick Clunn, the 69-year-old, four-time Bassmaster Classic winner, climbed 71 spots to 107th with his victory at the St. Johns (his first B.A.S.S. triumph since 2002).

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite Series April 7-10.

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Current Rankings - 3/21/2016

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 215.359
2 4 17 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 213.866
3 2 3 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 208.471
4 3 5 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 201.950
5 9 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 195.124
6 7 8 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 193.540
7 12 9 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 192.445
8 5 4 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 189.281
9 6 6 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 187.768
10 13 13 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 182.909
11 17 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 182.579
12 16 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 182.497
13 14 10 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 181.083
14 18 25 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 180.530
15 10 18 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 180.174
16 15 23 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 179.046
17 19 47 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 177.259
18 24 16 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 177.091
19 8 7 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 176.858
20 22 22 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 175.058
21 11 12 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 173.470
22 21 19 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 173.156
23 20 27 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 169.908
24 23 11 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 169.797
25 40 15 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 169.556
26 33 29 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 168.009
27 27 33 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 167.279
28 31 41 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 166.938
29 34 28 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Ranger/Mercury 164.253
30 49 34 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 163.437
31 32 55 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 163.020
32 53 88 Jeff Sprague Point TX 161.090
33 56 37 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 160.884
34 29 21 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 160.522
35 36 54 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 160.377
36 37 40 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 160.166
37 26 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 160.118
38 28 49 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 159.453
39 41 83 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 158.465
40 65 110 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 158.414
41 25 30 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 158.322
42 63 72 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 157.745
43 42 50 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 156.458
44 35 56 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 155.756
45 71 52 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 155.253
46 44 46 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 154.845
47 70 95 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 153.740
48 39 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 153.648
49 48 58 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 153.621
50 38 26 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 153.600
51 45 82 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 153.486
52 82 109 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 153.159
53 52 44 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 152.767
54 57 79 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 152.486
55 64 60 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 152.119
56 30 24 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 151.647
57 54 57 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 149.965
58 50 73 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 148.877
59 72 69 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 148.765
60 78 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 148.475
61 67 36 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 148.379
62 46 48 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 147.453
63 58 38 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 147.081
64 43 51 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 146.733
65 73 59 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 146.662
66 68 63 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 146.573
67 75 62 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 145.388
68 87 77 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 145.077
69 60 99 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 144.679
70 104 97 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 144.655
71 61 75 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 144.169
72 99 87 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 142.852
73 83 71 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 142.736
74 132 179 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Legend/Mercury 142.455
75 93 118 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 142.192
76 51 96 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 141.907
77 95 92 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 141.459
78 47 45 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 141.427
79 76 103 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 140.805
80 74 53 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 140.630
81 86 42 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 140.338
82 80 100 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 138.572
83 109 123 Tony Davis Williston FL 138.346
84 66 80 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 137.659
85 125 106 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.637
86 81 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 137.007
87 110 154 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 136.767
88 55 121 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 136.481
89 77 76 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 136.322
90 59 31 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 135.885
91 101 74 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 135.735
92 94 39 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 134.598
93 91 84 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 134.587
94 88 86 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 134.489
95 79 81 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 134.181
96 62 68 Darrell Davis Dover FL 133.922
97 89 101 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Triton/Mercury 133.920
98 140 122 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 133.292
99 97 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 133.231
100 139 128 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 133.197
101 69 67 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 133.048
102 112 114 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 132.620
103 96 119 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 132.570
104 133 146 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 131.185
105 115 113 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 131.124
106 92 94 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 130.512
107 178 175 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 130.471
108 155 136 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 130.249
109 120 115 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 129.170
110 85 160 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 128.478
111 126 104 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 128.436
112 127 178 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 128.354
113 107 108 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 128.204
114 123 135 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 127.077
115 117 112 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 126.828
116 106 98 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 126.737
117 102 93 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 126.410
118 84 65 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 125.552
119 122 137 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 124.936
120 128 173 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 124.913
121 118 116 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 124.334
122 135 139 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 124.116
123 213 230 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 123.981
124 108 90 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 123.865
125 124 142 Clayton Batts Macon GA 123.789
126 158 126 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 123.555
127 136 189 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 123.465
128 111 89 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 123.454
129 105 111 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 123.345
130 119 125 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 122.201
131 138 158 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 121.981
132 103 102 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 121.851
133 150 144 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 121.548
134 100 61 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 120.641
135 98 130 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 120.211
136 148 117 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 120.097
137 142 155 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Evinrude 119.621
138 137 129 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 119.461
139 90 64 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 119.358
140 152 131 Tom Redington Royse City TX 119.107
141 121 124 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 119.009
142 146 159 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 117.978
143 116 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 117.608
144 130 132 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 117.209
145 134 66 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 116.860
146 113 105 John Voyles Petersburg IN 116.837
147 173 203 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 115.760
148 129 91 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 115.638
149 162 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 115.030
150 131 138 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 114.947
151 145 134 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 114.534
152 114 85 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 114.438
153 187 202 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 114.077
154 141 149 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 113.698
155 164 163 David Mullins Mt Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 112.413
156 166 145 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 112.205
157 181 188 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 111.995
158 161 169 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 111.797
159 163 148 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 110.383
160 143 147 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 110.258
161 182 183 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 110.191
162 168 133 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 110.105
163 160 168 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 109.782
164 151 156 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 109.394
165 159 164 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 109.375
166 177 186 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 108.129
167 153 151 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 107.959
168 171 210 Marcus Evans Angola IN 106.734
169 144 127 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 105.933
170 176 198 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 105.709
171 147 141 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 105.588
172 149 161 Kerry Milner Bono AR 104.022
173 165 162 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 104.006
174 170 170 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 103.906
175 172 181 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 103.619
176 157 177 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 103.585
177 156 140 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 103.390
178 195 194 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 102.123
179 154 107 Richard Peek Centre AL 100.463
180 175 185 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 100.364
181 205 209 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat 100.127
182 206 206 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 99.041
183 167 153 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 98.334
184 199 199 Matt Lee Auburn AL 98.048
185 197 157 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 97.992
186 174 150 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 97.439
187 169 152 Travis Fox Lowell AR 97.352
188 179 176 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 96.352
189 186 190 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 96.239
190 189 180 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 96.004
191 214 215 Ken Iyobe Aichi 95.294
192 208 232 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 94.982
193 230 248 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 94.934
194 191 191 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 94.514
195 183 184 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 94.076
196 192 192 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 94.042
197 190 167 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 92.935
198 184 165 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 92.781
199 203 207 David Williams Maiden NC 92.278
200 180 172 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 91.912
201 210 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 91.583
202 202 197 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 90.898
203 207 205 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 89.940
204 185 182 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 89.545
205 188 143 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 88.892
206 226 226 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 88.460
207 228 242 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 87.859
208 196 211 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 87.343
209 218 204 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 87.301
210 200 187 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 84.589
211 201 200 Rex Huff Corbin KY 83.777
212 193 166 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 83.638
213 198 174 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 82.677
214 221 221 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 79.780
215 212 208 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 79.728
216 215 213 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 79.191
217 204 195 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 77.810
218 224 220 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 77.442
219 216 222 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 76.426
220 194 212 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 75.779
221 225 244 Andrew Young Mound MN 75.122
222 209 234 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 74.946
223 247 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 74.780
224 220 225 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 74.545
225 219 214 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 73.159
226 231 250 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 72.817
227 211 196 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 72.767
228 240 238 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 71.282
229 217 228 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 70.905
230 222 201 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 69.028
231 229 224 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 68.805
232 238 269 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 68.777
233 232 256 Stephen Patek Dallas TX 68.691
234 233 219 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 68.123
235 241 240 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 67.847
236 223 193 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 67.824
237 234 254 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 66.483
238 239 247 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 65.670
239 237 235 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 65.033
240 227 216 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 64.772
241 242 273 Cody Kelley Conway AR 59.916
242 252 270 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 59.442
243 235 231 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 58.915
244 236 223 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 58.414
245 263 306 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 58.247
246 259 290 George Kapiton Inverness FL 57.367
247 244 246 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 57.110
248 250 260 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 53.826
249 248 253 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 51.645
250 243 239 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 51.243
251 256 262 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 50.319
252 245 245 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 48.786
253 246 236 Bob Morin Seymour TN 48.494
254 260 280 Michael Hall Annandale VA 48.301
255 251 265 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 46.944
256 279 261 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 46.873
257 249 268 Harry Moore Valley AL 45.191
258 265 286 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 44.674
259 255 271 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 44.127
260 257 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 43.960
261 269 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 43.656
262 276 263 Bill Day Frankfort KY 42.755
263 261 249 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 42.325
264 266 285 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 41.801
265 258 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 41.530
266 254 267 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 41.481
267 305 264 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 39.546
268 264 281 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 38.099
269 271 303 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 36.369
270 282 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 36.304
271 253 227 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 34.967
272 306 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 33.382
273 268 258 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 33.207
274 270 252 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 32.469
275 294 323 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 29.232
276 285 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 28.872
277 262 218 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 27.701
278 299 293 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 27.204
279 275 296 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.918
280 292 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 26.448
281 309 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 26.240
282 267 237 Joel Baker Talala OK 25.747
283 277 299 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 25.703
284 280 302 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 25.156
285 281 233 Skip Johnson Goodells MI Skeeter/Yamaha 25.059
286 291 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 25.016
287 284 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 25.004
288 274 292 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 24.463
289 326 Jay Kendrick Ooltewah TN Triton/Mercury 24.007
290 287 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 23.480
291 272 241 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 23.396
292 295 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 22.566
293 283 229 Philip Jarabeck Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 22.161
294 325 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 21.577
295 322 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 20.767
296 349 Brian Latimer Belton SC 20.340
297 286 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 19.856
298 273 243 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 19.841
299 317 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 19.594
300 314 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 19.591
301 278 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 19.502
302 335 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 19.074
303 288 251 Ray Scheide Russellville AR Ranger/Yamaha 18.513
304 308 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 18.326
305 300 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 17.954
306 318 Eric Jackson Walling TN 17.707
307 289 307 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 17.388
308 319 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 16.988
309 336 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 16.910
310 Andy Young Mound MN 16.698
311 290 257 Patrick Bone Cleveland GA Ranger/Mercury 16.656
312 333 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 15.920
313 293 282 Jerry Reagan Byrdstown TN 15.859
314 365 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 15.494
315 296 311 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
316 307 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL 15.085
317 298 266 Zach Caudle Shreveport LA 15.076
318 297 312 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 14.922
319 301 278 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 14.046
320 303 279 James Christian Dickson TN 13.927
321 304 259 Jason Quinn Clover SC Legend/Mercury 13.896
322 302 315 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 13.445
323 352 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 13.239
324 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 13.158
325 321 316 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 12.113
326 310 317 Van Soles Haines City FL 12.005
327 341 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 11.698
328 311 284 R.C. Cooper Nashua NH 11.616
329 312 320 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 11.436
330 313 283 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 11.332
331 316 322 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
332 372 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 10.914
333 Jay Brainard Enid OK 10.667
334 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 10.332
335 320 288 Ray Meredith Smiths Grove KY 10.320
336 342 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 10.260
337 339 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 9.989
338 324 294 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 9.799
339 345 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 9.548
340 363 Jordan Osborne Longview TX 9.109
341 328 274 Leon Williamson Fairdale KY 9.010
342 330 287 Andrew Luxon Richmond KY 8.877
343 332 295 Justin Morton Etoile TX 8.557
344 334 301 Travis Loyd Vienna IL 8.401
345 370 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 8.214
346 337 291 Wade LeBlanc Gonzales LA 8.094
347 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 7.570
348 379 Timmy Frederick Leesburg FL 7.233
349 343 304 Robert Collins Morrow OH 6.915
350 368 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 6.685
351 John Hunter Jr Shelbyville KY 6.353
352 344 289 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 6.055
353 329 314 David Kilgore Jasper AL 6.027
354 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 5.911
355 347 309 Tommy Robinson Westland MI 5.908
356 315 313 Stephen Mui Bartlett IL 5.626
357 354 335 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
358 355 305 Wade Hendricks Thompsons Station TN 5.039
359 356 336 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
360 357 275 Barton Aiken Greenville SC 4.824
361 358 297 Kelly Power Cape Fair MO 4.819
362 374 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 4.755
363 323 298 B.J. Haseotes Centerville MA /Yamaha 4.753
364 378 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 4.715
365 327 318 Jared Knuth Wahoo NE 4.706
366 360 338 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
367 376 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 4.442
368 331 319 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 4.375
369 361 308 Bradley Rightnour Mingoville PA Ranger/Mercury 4.044
370 364 340 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935
371 338 321 Rich Howes Oviedo FL 3.897
372 340 324 Mike Elsea Mooresville IN 3.787
373 367 300 Chris Heath North Augusta SC 3.484
374 346 326 Paul Pagnato Reston VA 2.978
375 348 328 Tommy Durham Whitney TX 2.941
376 350 330 James Biggerstaff Odessa TX 2.721
377 351 331 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 2.684
378 353 332 Kendall Newson Decatur GA 2.574
379 359 333 Steve Sennikoff Forney TX Triton/Mercury 2.390
380 362 334 Jeff Cloud Lubbock TX 1.985
381 366 337 Bill Weidler Helena AL 1.801
382 369 339 Brian Potter Claremore OK 1.654
383 371 341 Al Farace Cockeysville MD 1.434
384 373 342 Patrick Pierce Jacksonville FL 1.323
385 375 343 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 1.176
386 377 344 Lucas Ragusa Gonzales LA 1.139
387 380 310 Timothy Wilson Gas City IN 0.779

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.



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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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