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Updated: 5/24/2016

Cox Claims Top Slot

Seven tour-level events have taken place since the last edition of the BassFan World Rankings and a new No. 1 has emerged. John Cox, the FLW Tour standout from Florida, has moved into the top position, dropping previous kingpin Aaron Martens to 2nd.

"That's crazy," the laid-back Cox said when informed of his ascension to the pinnacle of the Rankings. "I've been wanting to get there, but I really didn't know if it would ever happen.

"I can't wait to show this to all my sponsors. I'd been telling them that I was going to take over the No. 1 spot in the BassFan Rankings some time in the next couple years and they were like, 'Yeah, sure you are.'''

Cox, who picked up his second career tour-level win at Lake Hartwell earlier this year, has been phenomenally consistent since the start of the 2015 campaign. He has seven finishes of 13th or better in the past 12 regular-season events.

He was the runner-up to Scott Martin in last year's Angler of the Year race and sits just 2 points behind leader Jeff Sprague in this year's points battle. He joked that his newly acquired status might help him claim that title, too.

"Maybe that'll stay in the back of Sprague's mind," he said. "He'll think, ooh, he's No. 1. How am I going to hold him off?"

Andy Morgan moved up five places to 3rd in this edition and Bassmaster Elite Series points leader Greg Hackney climbed two spots to 4th. Martin dropped two places to complete the Top 5.

Reigning Classic champion Edwin Evers checks in at No. 6, followed by Chris Zaldain, who gained 10 spots to 7th. Keith Combs, Bryan Thrift and Jacob Powroznik comprise the remainder of the Top 10.

Kevin VanDam, who's held the No. 1 slot more times than any other angler during the 15-year history of the Rankings, is back inside the Top 20 after his victory at Toledo Bend moved him up 26 places to 20th. Matt Herren, the winner of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, is up 21 spots to 16th.

The next events that will impact the Rankings are BASSFest at Lake Texoma and the Kentucky Lake FLW Tour, both scheduled for the second week in June.

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Current Rankings - 5/24/2016

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 2 17 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 224.457
2 1 1 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 211.963
3 8 4 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 206.158
4 6 8 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 205.668
5 3 3 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 201.502
6 4 5 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 200.247
7 17 47 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 196.184
8 11 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 192.952
9 5 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 192.400
10 19 7 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 190.649
11 9 6 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 187.156
12 13 10 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 186.138
13 7 9 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 185.997
14 14 25 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 185.669
15 41 30 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 185.568
16 37 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 183.708
17 32 88 Jeff Sprague Point TX 182.341
18 29 28 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Legend/Mercury 180.570
19 61 36 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 179.867
20 46 46 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 178.389
21 23 27 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 178.297
22 10 13 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 178.172
23 25 15 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 177.690
24 28 41 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 177.529
25 22 19 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 177.423
26 15 18 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 176.660
27 21 12 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 175.628
28 24 11 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 173.842
29 63 38 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 173.650
30 30 34 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 170.265
31 60 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 169.655
32 12 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 169.489
33 26 29 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 168.954
34 57 57 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 168.907
35 34 21 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 168.832
36 18 16 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 168.531
37 43 50 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 167.901
38 27 33 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 167.355
39 31 55 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 166.806
40 74 179 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Legend/Mercury 166.604
41 20 22 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 166.290
42 56 24 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 165.490
43 52 109 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 165.471
44 40 110 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 165.221
45 93 84 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 165.174
46 35 54 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 161.240
47 69 99 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 160.867
48 48 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 158.476
49 45 52 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 157.756
50 33 37 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 156.703
51 89 76 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 154.001
52 99 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 153.564
53 50 26 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 153.293
54 73 71 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 153.211
55 36 40 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 152.782
56 85 106 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 152.676
57 121 116 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 151.296
58 82 100 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 149.516
59 53 44 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 148.351
60 58 73 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 147.721
61 59 69 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 147.596
62 68 77 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 147.343
63 109 115 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 147.290
64 51 82 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 146.794
65 71 75 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 146.592
66 66 63 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 145.848
67 16 23 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 145.508
68 38 49 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 145.421
69 42 72 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 145.341
70 88 121 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 145.331
71 62 48 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 144.716
72 70 97 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 144.426
73 55 60 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 144.412
74 108 136 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 144.256
75 67 62 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 143.724
76 94 86 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 143.718
77 47 95 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 142.818
78 64 51 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 142.263
79 80 53 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 142.103
80 79 103 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 141.497
81 111 104 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 141.389
82 102 114 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 140.564
83 77 92 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 139.569
84 145 66 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 139.468
85 96 68 Darrell Davis Dover FL 138.728
86 65 59 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 138.146
87 81 42 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 138.042
88 147 203 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 137.899
89 84 80 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 137.600
90 83 123 Tony Davis Williston FL 137.096
91 103 119 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 136.906
92 78 45 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 136.806
93 44 56 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 136.180
94 49 58 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 135.540
95 118 65 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 135.415
96 122 139 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 134.769
97 104 146 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 134.501
98 54 79 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 134.470
99 101 67 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 134.439
100 91 74 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 134.191
101 132 102 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 134.138
102 112 178 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 133.022
103 72 87 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 132.910
104 107 175 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 132.387
105 141 124 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 131.846
106 126 126 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 131.077
107 105 113 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 131.007
108 75 118 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 130.071
109 39 83 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 129.760
110 114 135 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 129.549
111 128 89 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 127.682
112 86 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 127.282
113 155 163 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 127.063
114 92 39 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 127.040
115 129 111 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 126.108
116 206 226 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 126.069
117 116 98 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 125.634
118 137 155 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 125.575
119 136 117 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 125.248
120 171 141 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 125.239
121 98 122 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 125.014
122 106 94 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 124.888
123 156 145 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 124.490
124 117 93 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 124.390
125 139 64 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 124.306
126 110 160 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 124.291
127 143 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 124.172
128 100 128 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 124.048
129 97 101 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Triton/Mercury 123.906
130 113 108 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 123.843
131 131 158 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 123.613
132 87 154 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 123.404
133 95 81 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 122.662
134 142 159 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 121.827
135 120 173 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 121.307
136 218 220 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 121.173
137 119 137 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 121.151
138 124 90 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 120.747
139 115 112 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 120.474
140 181 209 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat 120.297
141 176 177 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 120.276
142 199 207 David Williams Maiden NC 119.767
143 157 188 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 118.940
144 127 189 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 118.736
145 148 91 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 118.595
146 192 232 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 118.484
147 153 202 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 117.926
148 144 132 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 117.760
149 159 148 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 116.772
150 201 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 116.237
151 184 199 Matt Lee Auburn AL 115.299
152 76 96 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 114.672
153 149 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 113.603
154 130 125 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 113.595
155 146 105 John Voyles Petersburg IN 113.359
156 168 210 Marcus Evans Angola IN 111.710
157 154 149 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 111.327
158 214 221 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 111.270
159 138 129 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 110.637
160 165 164 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 110.015
161 166 186 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 109.888
162 191 215 Ken Iyobe Aichi 109.213
163 125 142 Clayton Batts Macon GA 109.160
164 90 31 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 108.965
165 151 134 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 108.953
166 193 248 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 108.265
167 152 85 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 107.799
168 169 127 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 107.548
169 233 256 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 107.319
170 164 156 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 107.229
171 133 144 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 106.868
172 160 147 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 106.652
173 150 138 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 106.627
174 222 234 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 106.568
175 207 242 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 106.326
176 123 230 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 105.672
177 163 168 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 105.648
178 140 131 Tom Redington Royse City TX 104.810
179 187 152 Travis Fox Lowell AR 104.354
180 197 167 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 103.099
181 135 130 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 102.624
182 204 182 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 102.014
183 178 194 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 101.739
184 172 161 Kerry Milner Bono AR 101.695
185 161 183 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 101.621
186 162 133 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 101.545
187 175 181 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 101.304
188 180 185 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 101.276
189 203 205 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 100.805
190 158 169 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 100.118
191 190 180 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 98.583
192 170 198 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 98.309
193 173 162 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 96.244
194 185 157 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 94.768
195 195 184 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 94.576
196 174 170 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 94.085
197 134 61 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 94.082
198 205 143 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 93.028
199 167 151 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 92.266
200 182 206 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 92.023
201 238 247 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 91.678
202 186 150 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 90.256
203 211 200 Rex Huff Corbin KY 89.963
204 189 190 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 89.730
205 202 197 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 87.642
206 208 211 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 85.465
207 194 191 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 84.306
208 223 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 83.767
209 235 240 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 83.464
210 177 140 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 82.783
211 245 306 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 82.688
212 209 204 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 82.414
213 179 107 Richard Peek Centre AL 80.925
214 216 213 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 79.578
215 215 208 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 79.507
216 228 238 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 79.184
217 231 224 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 79.136
218 183 153 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 78.779
219 242 270 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 78.455
220 200 172 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 75.763
221 198 165 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 75.006
222 224 225 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 74.881
223 226 250 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 74.707
224 221 244 Andrew Young Mound MN 73.654
225 229 228 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 72.188
226 219 222 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 70.540
227 248 260 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 68.427
228 241 273 Cody Kelley Conway AR 67.059
229 210 187 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 65.683
230 212 166 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 64.705
231 237 254 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 64.649
232 213 174 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 64.358
233 239 235 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 64.114
234 256 261 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 63.957
235 188 176 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 62.957
236 225 214 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.603
237 196 192 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 60.420
238 217 195 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 59.557
239 270 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 59.018
240 220 212 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 58.916
241 254 280 Michael Hall Annandale VA 58.290
242 246 290 George Kapiton Inverness FL 57.190
243 230 201 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 56.239
244 234 219 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 55.330
245 261 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 55.199
246 247 246 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 54.996
247 257 268 Harry Moore Valley AL 54.504
248 264 285 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 53.835
249 289 Jay Kendrick Ooltewah TN Triton/Mercury 53.560
250 236 193 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 53.469
251 367 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 52.815
252 227 196 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 52.772
253 272 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 52.495
254 249 253 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 51.621
255 240 216 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 50.563
256 258 286 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 50.520
257 325 316 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 49.687
258 351 John Hunter Jr Shelbyville KY 49.204
259 243 231 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 48.388
260 255 265 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 48.127
261 253 236 Bob Morin Seymour TN 47.591
262 232 269 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 46.955
263 280 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 46.488
264 309 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 46.251
265 286 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 46.212
266 251 262 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 45.693
267 267 264 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 45.421
268 275 323 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 45.236
269 276 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 44.625
270 299 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 44.095
271 259 271 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 43.925
272 269 303 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 43.919
273 244 223 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 43.764
274 260 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 43.215
275 281 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 42.063
276 262 263 Bill Day Frankfort KY 41.363
277 250 239 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 41.029
278 296 Brian Latimer Belton SC 40.973
279 354 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 40.328
280 252 245 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 40.129
281 290 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 39.894
282 324 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 38.638
283 334 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 38.127
284 268 281 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 37.236
285 295 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 36.692
286 265 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 36.365
287 300 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 35.883
288 333 Jay Brainard Enid OK 35.823
289 302 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 35.236
290 312 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 34.066
291 287 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 34.045
292 294 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 33.808
293 266 267 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 33.670
294 278 293 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 32.431
295 304 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 32.322
296 327 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 32.259
297 305 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 32.240
298 310 Andy Young Mound MN 31.153
299 316 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL 30.885
300 292 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 30.151
301 308 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 27.310
302 279 296 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.558
303 332 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 25.970
304 340 Jordan Osborne Longview TX 25.788
305 283 299 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 25.529
306 284 302 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 25.154
307 274 252 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 24.535
308 314 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 24.485
309 288 292 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 24.373
310 263 249 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 23.940
311 273 258 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 23.562
312 339 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 22.665
313 306 Eric Jackson Walling TN 22.438
314 350 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 19.942
315 323 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 19.924
316 348 Timmy Frederick Leesburg FL 19.717
317 336 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 19.710
318 297 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 19.356
319 364 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 18.122
320 307 307 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 17.388
321 271 227 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 16.480
322 315 311 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
323 318 312 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 14.922
324 322 315 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 14.008
325 337 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 14.004
326 347 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.537
327 326 317 Van Soles Haines City FL 12.061
328 329 320 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 11.436
329 331 322 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
330 277 218 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 10.517
331 282 237 Joel Baker Talala OK 10.360
332 285 233 Skip Johnson Goodells MI Skeeter/Yamaha 10.129
333 362 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 9.257
334 293 229 Philip Jarabeck Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 8.829
335 291 241 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 8.733
336 345 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 8.341
337 321 259 Jason Quinn Clover SC Legend/Mercury 8.269
338 303 251 Ray Scheide Russellville AR Ranger/Yamaha 8.114
339 313 282 Jerry Reagan Byrdstown TN 7.886
340 317 266 Zach Caudle Shreveport LA 6.782
341 311 257 Patrick Bone Cleveland GA Ranger/Mercury 6.496
342 298 243 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 6.358
343 301 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 5.983
344 328 284 R.C. Cooper Nashua NH 5.751
345 356 313 Stephen Mui Bartlett IL 5.626
346 319 278 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 5.560
347 320 279 James Christian Dickson TN 5.531
348 353 314 David Kilgore Jasper AL 5.247
349 357 335 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
350 359 336 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
351 365 318 Jared Knuth Wahoo NE 4.706
352 366 338 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
353 346 291 Wade LeBlanc Gonzales LA 4.498
354 368 319 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 4.375
355 370 340 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935
356 371 321 Rich Howes Oviedo FL 3.897
357 349 304 Robert Collins Morrow OH 3.879
358 341 274 Leon Williamson Fairdale KY 3.813
359 372 324 Mike Elsea Mooresville IN 3.787
360 338 294 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 3.743
361 330 283 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 3.407
362 335 288 Ray Meredith Smiths Grove KY 3.379
363 342 287 Andrew Luxon Richmond KY 2.995
364 374 326 Paul Pagnato Reston VA 2.978
365 375 328 Tommy Durham Whitney TX 2.941
366 344 301 Travis Loyd Vienna IL 2.798
367 376 330 James Biggerstaff Odessa TX 2.721
368 377 331 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 2.684
369 355 309 Tommy Robinson Westland MI 2.594
370 378 332 Kendall Newson Decatur GA 2.574
371 379 333 Steve Sennikoff Forney TX Triton/Mercury 2.390
372 358 305 Wade Hendricks Thompsons Station TN 2.215
373 343 295 Justin Morton Etoile TX 2.183
374 352 289 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 2.181
375 380 334 Jeff Cloud Lubbock TX 1.985
376 381 337 Bill Weidler Helena AL 1.801
377 382 339 Brian Potter Claremore OK 1.654
378 373 300 Chris Heath North Augusta SC 1.537
379 383 341 Al Farace Cockeysville MD 1.434
380 384 342 Patrick Pierce Jacksonville FL 1.323
381 385 343 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 1.176
382 386 344 Lucas Ragusa Gonzales LA 1.139

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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