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Updated: 8/22/2008

Once Again, VanDam Best In The World

Following are the BassFan World Rankings as updated after last week's Forrest Wood Cup. This was the last tour-level event counted in the BassFan World Rankings this year, so the Rankings won't be updated again until after the 2009 Bassmaster Classic in February.

Top 10 at the End of 2008

1. Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam again ends the year as the lone superpower and No. 1-ranked angler in the world. He sits atop the throne with a massive 35-point lead in the Rankings.

Only once in the 7-year history of the Rankings did VanDam fail to end the year ranked No. 1 – that was in 2005, when Greg Hackney achieved the honor.

To put VanDam's 35-point lead into perspective, his lead after the 2004 season was a mere 2 1/2 points.

The World Rankings factor in finishes from the prior 2 calendar years, so on VanDam's record now are 29 finishes with highlights that include:

> 4 wins
> 12 Top 10s (41%)
> Only two finishes out of the money (55th, 56th)
> Back-to-back 3rds in the Bassmaster Classic
> An average finish of 18th

2. Todd Faircloth

The quiet Texan Todd Faircloth began a steady climb up the Rankings at the end of the 2006 season, when he won at Table Rock. He improved from 63rd to 47th that year, then turned things up in 2007 with steady fishing and a bushel of finishes in the high-teens. That helped him end last season ranked 27th.

He turned red-hot this year with six Top 10s and a win at Amistad. He was neck-and-neck with VanDam for the BASS Angler of the Year (AOY) title, but imploded with a 93rd at the Oneida season finale.

Despite the Oneida disaster, Faircloth ended the season ranked 2nd in the world – no small feat for the 10-year pro.

3. David Dudley

Kevin VanDam's considered the "World's Most Dangerous Angler," but right behind him in that category comes David Dudley. After a comparative slump in 2005-06, during which Dudley largely focused on investing his $1.25 million in FLW championship (now Forrest Wood Cup) and Ranger M1 winnings, he came back strong in 2007.

In fact, he finished 99th, 11th, 24th, 15th, 2nd, and 51st in the 200-boat regular-season events in 2007, and went on to finish 8th in the Forrest Wood Cup.

This year, finishes of 67th, 43rd, 28th, 26th, 1st, 38th, and 14th (Cup) helped him end the year ranked 3rd. That's the highest Dudley's ever been ranked, and he's the highest-ranked FLW Tour pro right now.

It's somewhat problematic to compare the FLW Tour and Elite Series, since the Rankings calculate finishes against other ranked anglers. And because the FLW Tour traditionally allows single-event entrants, FLW Tour pros by the nature of the Tour fish against many lower-ranked pros.

Nonetheless, to look at straight finishes, cut each of Dudley's finishes by 50% (to create a 100-boat comparison) and he'd have six Top 10 finishes in 14 events. Strong.

4. Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese is the only pro in the Top 5 who moved backward from where he ended the 2007 season. Remember that last year he turned ultra-hot and won the BASS AOY title.

Reese fished strongly this year, but had a hard time converting on day 3 and tended to finish outside the Top 12 cut. He fished day 4 just once this season, when he finished 9th at Clarks Hill.

Notable is that, because the Rankings work on a 2-year basis, anglers tend to drop finishes each month they fish. Because the Elite Series stretched into September last year, Reese still has two finishes from the 2006 season on his record. One was good (10th at Table Rock), while one hurts him (43rd at the 50-boat Bassmaster Legends Major).

In the next Rankings edition, which will follow the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, Reese will drop those two finishes. Depending on how he finishes at the Classic, that could help him.

5. Mike McClelland

The World Rankings reward wins with bonus points, so anglers who win more often typically see their rankings improve more quickly than anglers with near-misses.

That's one of the factors that's helped BASS pro Mike McClelland climb nine spots this season to end the year ranked 5th. He won in 2007 at Grand Lake, and again this year at the Harris Chain.

He does have a problem with bombs – four times in the past 2 years he's finished 70th or worse – but each of those finishes came in 2007.

This season he was much more consistent. He never finished outside the money (Top 50), and logged two 4ths and an 11th.

6. Brent Ehrler

Brent Ehrler, an FLW Tour pro, first achieved notoriety when he won the 2006 FLW championship, but it wasn't enough to vault him into the top tier of the Rankings. Since that time, though, he's demonstrated some remarkably consistent fishing.

In 14 events over the past 2 years, he's finished inside the Top 20 six times (43%). This year, he finished a single point behind Dudley in the FLW AOY race. And Ehrler finished 7th at the recent Forrest Wood Cup.

After a 67-spot Rankings climb last year to 35th, Ehrler climbs another 29 spots this year to end the season ranked 6th.

7. Andy Morgan

Andy Morgan looked like the most likely candidate to win the FLW AOY this year, but a 192nd-place trainwreck at Detroit left the door open for Dudley. That Detroit finish was Morgan's worst in more than 6 years, and it dropped his rank from 3rd to 7th, then further to 9th. But he earned two spots back in this final edition of the Rankings to finish the year ranked 7th.

Notable for Morgan is that his fishing, which was already strong, got even better when he switched boat companies (to Bass Cat) and signed his own title-sponsor deal after being passed over by FLW Outdoors for a team deal. There's also speculation that Morgan might use that independent sponsor base to make a move toward BASS via the 2009 Bassmaster Opens.

8. Edwin Evers

For BASS pro Edwin Evers, 2007 was up and down, with five finishes out of the money alongside a win and three other Top 10s.

He hit a steadier gear this season. He missed two checks, but finished 3rd three times and also logged finishes of 9th, 12th and 13th.

That all helps him improve three spots on the year to end with an 8th-place ranking.

9. Aaron Martens

Aaron Martens seems a near-permanent fixture inside the Top 10. He might slip out for a little while, but invariably he climbs back up. He's been ranked much higher than his current season-ending 9th, and he's clearly hurt by some poor finishes this year (like 77th, 66th, 72nd, 51st).

A larger look at his 2 years shows more about the type of angler he is. In that time period, he's won once and posted a total of 14 Top 15s.

10. Michael Bennett

It's certainly not unheard of, but nonetheless rare to see a 3rd-year pro end the season inside the Top 10. Michael Bennett did just that this season when he edged out Jacob Powroznik by 0.3 points to end the year ranked 10th.

Bennett was able to offset some comparatively weak finishes over the past two seasons (109th, 116th, 183rd, 107th) by winning twice this season – the Lewis Smith FLW Tour and the Forrest Wood Cup. Wins are rewarded heavily in the World Rankings methodology, evidenced by Bennett's 45-spot improvement over the course of the year.

Other Notable Movement

> Jacob Powroznik rockets up 34 spots over the season and ends at 11th.

> Alton Jones climbed heavily after his Bassmaster Classic win, and improves from 42nd before the Classic to a 15th-place rank to end the season.

> Bryan Thrift seemed to scale Mt. Everest this year. He began the season ranked 258th, and ends it ranked 17th. Wow.

> Kotaro Kiriyama's was another overall climber, and improves 56 spots to end the year ranked 20th.

> Steve Kennedy's rank has fallen quite a bit. He began the year at 3rd and ends it at 21st.

> Check out Alvin Shaw – from 148th to 25th over the course of the year.

Biggest Progression

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Biggest Drop

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Best New Entry

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Current Rankings - 8/22/2008

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
173 174 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 111.556
178 178 Wade Grooms Bonneau SC Ranger/Mercury 109.965
197 199 Billy Brewer Bruceville TX Bass Cat/Mercury 104.112
203 201 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 102.673
216 215 Pat Golden High Point NC Ranger/Yamaha 98.530
218 216 Corey Waldrop Fort Worth TX 97.126
228 225 Jay Fuller Kingston OK 94.081
248 258 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 82.908
251 253 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 81.073
257 256 David Sherrer Shreveport LA 78.934
261 265 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 73.737
266 264 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 67.875
270 269 Rob Digh Denver NC 65.956
281 281 Dan Schoonveld Mansura LA 56.233
288 288 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 50.666
291 291 Randy Hadden Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 49.886
294 295 Bob Bjorklund Centennial CO 46.762
298 301 Jason McKinnie Umatilla FL 45.055
301 300 James Kemper Frankfort KY 44.247
303 306 Arch Cornett Huntsville AL 41.503
307 308 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 39.472
310 309 Scott Hamrick Denver NC 38.890
312 314 David Lawson Richmond KY 38.238
316 318 Stephen Johnston Hemphill TX 35.220
317 317 J R Grubb Hamburg AR 35.136
320 320 Mike Lanier Leland NC 33.219
321 321 Jake Deeds El Dorado AR 33.187
323 325 Bob Blosser Lodi WI 32.767
327 328 Melinda Mize Hooper Ben Lomond AR 31.470
328 326 Clark Smith, Jr. Pell City AL 31.403
329 330 Jim Turner Clarksville IN 30.602
330 332 David Vance Winnsboro TX 30.292
331 324 Richard Strother Tyler TX 30.221
333 333 Bobby Myers Tulsa OK Bass Cat 29.650
341 339 Ben Lee Lexington SC 27.050
346 348 Jesse Draime Long Beach MS 24.842
351 351 Jim Russell Statham GA 22.067
353 352 Mark Modrak China Township MI 20.500
357 359 Jason Abrams Gray TN 18.423
358 362 Ryan Valentine Jonesboro GA 18.362
364 365 Truman White Myersville MD 16.659
366 372 Roger O'Dell Rockwood TN 14.742
371 371 John Barrett Fayetteville NC 14.434
372 379 Russell Colwell Baltimore MD 14.222
374 381 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 13.500
378 388 Michael Woolley West Bloomfield MI 12.750
382 391 Wayne Cupp New Tazewell TN 12.483
384 392 Michael Hall Annandale VA 12.283
387 395 Jared Rhode Port Clinton OH 12.167
388 397 Jeremy Vandenbosch Lowell MI 12.100
390 399 Scott Browning Franklin NC 11.733
391 401 Bruce Dale Jamestown OH 11.627
394 406 Jonathan Pelfrey Rockwood TN 11.311
395 400 Timothy Sisk Cherryville NC 11.017
401 417 Toby Chenoweth Port Byron IL 9.889
402 421 MAtthew Jones Spokane MO 9.833
405 422 Kip Carter Loganville GA 9.717
411 433 Roger Harp Huntsville AR 8.917
418 448 Terrence Newcomb Rockford TN 7.128
422 453 Michael Trombly Perrysburg OH 7.000
436 461 Kazuki Kitajima Fayetteville AR 6.250
461 476 John Devries Fishers IN 4.750
483 494 Charles Ely Roosevelt TX 3.493
486 499 Chris King South Amherst OH 3.250
541 543 Travis Rulle Huntsville AL 0.685
551 552 Archie Wilson, Jr. Corryton TN 0.309
1 1 1 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 244.041
4 3 2 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 201.614
21 25 3 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 171.475
9 7 4 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 187.616
20 23 5 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 174.172
3 5 6 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 202.211
14 16 7 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 180.514
7 9 8 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 189.896
29 26 9 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 166.524
24 21 10 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 169.784
8 6 11 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 187.829
58 55 12 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 152.146
5 4 13 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 199.930
41 38 14 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 161.432
19 18 15 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 174.242
57 58 16 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 153.345
54 47 17 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 156.128
50 49 18 Gabriel Bolivar Oceanside CA Ranger/Evinrude 158.521
13 10 19 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 184.746
42 37 20 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 161.383
18 17 21 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 175.885
12 11 22 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 184.772
47 39 23 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 159.726
22 22 24 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 169.961
26 24 25 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 169.048
31 28 26 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 164.445
2 2 27 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 208.870
145 155 28 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 120.181
73 65 29 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 145.901
16 12 30 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 178.328
131 128 31 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 128.612
48 53 32 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 159.469
27 32 33 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 167.659
83 77 34 Jason Quinn Clover SC Legend/Mercury 143.339
6 8 35 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 194.766
101 90 36 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 137.472
84 74 37 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 143.165
30 27 38 Kevin Wirth Crestwood KY Triton/Mercury 166.345
35 33 39 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 163.034
211 200 40 Katsutoshi Furusawa Tokyo Ranger/Yamaha 100.000
40 36 41 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 161.673
15 14 42 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 178.579
38 51 43 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 162.040
28 31 44 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 167.405
11 13 45 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 184.871
56 63 46 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 153.458
60 57 47 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 151.343
45 41 48 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 160.229
51 42 49 Dave Wolak Wake Forest NC Ranger/Yamaha 158.404
79 82 50 Ray Scheide Russellville AR Ranger/Yamaha 144.572
104 99 51 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 137.297
103 98 52 Mike Wurm Hot Springs AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.318
132 121 53 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 128.401
82 76 54 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 143.539
10 15 55 Michael Bennett Panama City FL Ranger/Yamaha 185.179
65 59 56 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 149.663
138 134 57 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 125.054
36 45 58 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 162.524
100 104 59 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 137.855
74 80 60 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 145.643
182 180 61 John Sappington Willard MO Ranger/Evinrude 109.198
69 64 62 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 147.661
72 67 63 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 146.167
85 78 64 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 142.281
148 153 65 Chip Harrison, Jr. Bremen IN Ranger/Yamaha 118.821
115 110 66 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 133.806
123 115 67 Mark Tucker Kirkwood MO Bass Cat/Mercury 131.069
113 107 68 Jeff Reynolds Platter OK Nitro/Mercury 134.651
55 60 69 Craig Powers Rockwood TN Ranger/Yamaha 153.983
37 34 70 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 162.310
106 102 71 Denny Brauer Camdenton MO Ranger/Evinrude 136.845
117 111 72 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.712
97 94 73 Mike Hawkes Sabinal TX Skeeter/Yamaha 138.130
44 50 74 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 160.337
64 68 75 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 149.932
66 61 76 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 149.274
91 95 77 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 140.005
33 30 78 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 164.034
23 20 79 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 169.815
34 40 80 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 163.116
70 81 81 Kevin Vida Clare MI Ranger/Yamaha 147.325
59 54 82 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 151.447
246 244 83 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 84.556
86 91 84 Chris Elliott Gloucester NC Ranger/Yamaha 141.633
134 133 85 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 125.700
46 46 86 Ron Shuffield Bismarck AR Ranger/Evinrude 160.089
78 73 87 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 144.690
43 52 88 Terry Baksay Easton CT Skeeter/Yamaha 160.584
153 152 89 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 117.596
61 71 90 Greg Pugh Cullman AL Phoenix/Evinrude 150.099
125 120 91 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 130.793
124 124 92 Ben Matsubu Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 130.945
63 62 93 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 150.072
96 100 94 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 138.144
32 44 95 Art Ferguson III St. Clair Shores MI Triton/Mercury 164.044
76 79 96 George Cochran Hot Springs AR Ranger/Evinrude 145.222
135 141 97 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 125.675
89 86 98 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 140.552
112 106 99 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 135.449
80 69 100 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 144.404
94 93 101 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 138.772
172 160 102 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 112.096
90 89 103 Matthew Sphar Pavilion NY Bass Cat/Mercury 140.129
147 144 104 Mark Tyler Vian OK Bass Cat/Mercury 119.731
39 35 105 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 161.690
99 113 106 Curt Lytle Suffolk VA Ranger/Yamaha 138.017
105 101 107 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 136.908
419 449 108 Chad Brauer Osage Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 7.114
155 158 109 Lee Bailey, Jr. Amston CT Legend/Mercury 116.842
168 169 110 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 113.098
121 108 111 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 131.858
130 130 112 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 128.823
98 97 113 Ray Sedgwick Cross SC Triton/Mercury 138.028
87 83 114 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 141.524
250 248 115 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 81.748
166 166 116 Thanh Le Davie FL Ranger/Evinrude 114.061
122 119 117 Jami Fralick Martin SD Nitro/Mercury 131.421
81 92 118 Mark Hardin Jasper GA Ranger/Yamaha 144.121
160 167 119 Tony Defilippo Lake Ann MI Nitro 115.103
53 56 120 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 156.618
179 181 121 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 109.946
107 87 122 Sean Hoernke Magnolia TX Skeeter/Yamaha 136.125
92 109 123 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 139.543
129 127 124 Tim Klinger Boulder City NV Ranger/Yamaha 129.227
177 176 125 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 110.545
146 143 126 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 120.016
102 96 127 Keith Monson Burgin KY Ranger/Yamaha 137.384
186 184 128 Tony Couch Buckhead GA Ranger 107.052
156 157 129 Greg Gutierrez Red Bluff CA Nitro/Mercury 116.320
88 88 130 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 140.619
118 116 131 Terry Butcher Talala OK Bass Cat/Mercury 132.626
233 237 132 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 92.122
171 171 133 Ken Cook Meers OK Triton/Mercury 112.365
137 137 134 Jeff Connella Bentley LA Triton/Mercury 125.077
157 156 135 Bobby Curtis Siloam Springs AR Ranger/Evinrude 115.967
169 170 136 Kevin Long Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 112.808
214 214 137 Jack A. Gadlage Benton KY Ranger/Yamaha 99.550
212 210 138 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 99.809
165 165 139 Preston Clark Palatka FL Triton/Mercury 114.085
120 118 140 Scott Campbell Springfield MO Triton/Mercury 132.030
170 177 141 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 112.455
210 213 142 Ken Wick Star ID Ranger/Mercury 100.158
154 150 143 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 116.914
152 151 144 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 117.715
49 43 145 Jerry Green Cullman AL Ranger/Evinrude 159.412
191 190 146 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 105.599
192 163 147 William Smith, Jr. Somerset KY 105.286
25 29 148 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 169.337
198 191 149 Jack L. Wade Knoxville TN Ranger/Evinrude 103.993
161 161 150 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 114.725
162 162 151 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 114.676
75 85 152 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 145.474
95 114 153 Carl Svebek III Orange TX 138.568
158 159 154 Jimmy D. Mize Ben Lomond AR Triton/Mercury 115.958
114 103 155 Aaron A. Hastings Boonsboro MD Ranger/Evinrude 134.449
71 84 156 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 146.818
62 72 157 Bud Pruitt Spring TX Skeeter/Yamaha 150.076
151 146 158 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 117.786
116 126 159 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 132.836
229 218 160 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 93.663
133 135 161 Marty Stone Linden NC Bass Cat/Mercury 125.963
68 66 162 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 148.756
136 136 163 Jon Bondy Windsor ON Champion/Mercury 125.344
272 272 164 George Jeane, Jr. Evans LA Ranger/Yamaha 62.743
429 456 165 Mike Reynolds Modesto CA Ranger/Mercury 6.550
142 140 166 Kevin Langill Terrell NC Skeeter/Yamaha 122.467
239 238 167 Paul Hirosky Guys Mills PA Gambler/Mercury 89.858
207 205 168 Jeremiah Kindy Benton AR 101.367
240 231 169 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 89.841
185 187 170 Woo Daves Spring Grove VA Nitro/Mercury 108.120
93 112 171 Andre Moore Scottsdale AZ Legend/Evinrude 138.839
163 164 172 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 114.620
242 241 173 Tim Johnson Dallas GA Ranger/Evinrude 87.878
238 227 174 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 90.200
206 207 175 Guy Eaker Cherryville NC Triton/Mercury 101.517
244 246 176 Jason Knapp Uniontown PA Ranger/Yamaha 87.047
149 154 177 Danny Pierce Greenbrier AR 118.311
174 185 178 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 111.227
181 182 179 Ken Brodeur Niantic CT 109.425
213 211 180 John Tanner Quitman TX 99.804
175 175 181 Jim Murray, Jr. Arabi GA 111.195
109 105 182 Bryan Hudgins Orange Park FL Ranger/Mercury 135.687
164 168 183 Keith Williams Conway AR Ranger/Yamaha 114.488
293 292 184 Toby Hartsell Livingston TX 47.596
196 193 185 Frank Scalish Cleveland Heights OH Legend/Mercury 104.600
208 209 186 Darrin Schwenkbeck Varysburg NY Triton/Evinrude 100.705
194 192 187 Elton Luce, Jr. Brookeland TX Bass Cat/Mercury 104.841
255 252 188 Tim Carroll Owasso OK Skeeter/Yamaha 79.573
276 273 189 Harmon Davis Marlow OK Ranger/Yamaha 59.178
139 138 190 Glenn Delong Bellville OH Champion/Mercury 124.800
140 145 191 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 123.838
188 188 192 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 106.219
309 296 193 Art Berry Hemet CA Ranger/Mercury 39.325
279 276 194 Sean Minderman Spokane WA 58.044
227 226 195 James Kennedy Lacombe LA 94.139
111 125 196 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 135.514
306 310 197 Bill Chapman Salt Rock WV Bass Cat/Evinrude 39.863
232 233 198 Marcel Veenstra Brighton MI Ranger/Yamaha 92.208
217 217 199 Keith Phillips Calera AL Triton/Mercury 97.777
205 204 200 Steve Daniel Clewiston FL Triton/Mercury 101.794
199 197 201 Mark Rogers Naples FL Gambler/Mercury 103.897
219 220 202 James Charlesworth St. Cloud FL 96.329
202 203 203 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 102.807
200 198 204 Doc Merkin Downers Grove IL Bass Cat 103.732
441 454 205 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 5.824
426 413 206 RJ Bennett Roseville CA Ranger/Evinrude 6.784
499 506 207 David Gliebe Stockton CA Bass Cat 2.869
234 234 208 Charlie Youngers Oviedo FL Triton/Mercury 91.892
119 131 209 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 132.547
243 242 210 Charles Cummings Leeds AL 87.719
167 173 211 Kevin Lasyone Dry Prong LA 113.589
494 503 212 Mike O'Shea Thousand Oaks CA Ranger/Mercury 3.065
183 186 213 Pat Fisher Dacula GA Ranger/Yamaha 108.791
52 48 214 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 157.759
220 219 215 Matt Amedeo Clinton OH 95.736
485 496 216 Vince Hurtado Waterford CA Bass Cat 3.326
284 278 217 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 54.078
231 228 218 Bradley Stringer Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 92.614
143 149 219 Danny Correia Marlboro MA Skeeter/Yamaha 122.244
235 236 220 Brennan Bosley Benton AR Ranger/Yamaha 91.638
221 230 221 Joel G. Richardson Kernersville NC Ranger/Yamaha 95.490
265 262 222 Wes Thomas Hanover IN Ranger 68.289
476 485 223 Jarrett Edwards Page AZ Triton/Mercury 4.023
252 250 224 Dwayne Horton Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 80.788
176 172 225 Sam Newby Pocola OK Ranger/Yamaha 110.899
150 148 226 Brent Crow Hartselle AL 118.083
289 289 227 Terry Tucker Gadsden AL 50.168
141 139 228 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 123.414
282 282 229 David Cooke Davidson NC Ranger 54.733
431 420 230 Jody Cordell Flowery Branch GA Ranger/Mercury 6.466
359 360 231 Jerry Williams Conway AR 18.083
510 517 232 Bink Desaro Boise ID Triton/Mercury 2.303
195 194 233 Tom Mann, Jr. Buford GA Ranger/Evinrude 104.796
184 183 234 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 108.203
254 249 235 Dale Evans Ridgeville SC 79.606
110 117 236 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 135.647
223 224 237 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 95.135
245 245 238 Joe Thomas Milford OH Ranger/Evinrude 86.758
222 223 239 Jimmy Mason Rogersville AL 95.437
230 229 240 Rick Ash Pottstown PA Bass Cat 92.860
290 290 241 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 50.042
193 195 242 Kim Stricker Howell MI 104.958
187 189 243 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 106.230
144 142 244 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 121.338
204 206 245 Jimmy Millsaps Canton GA Ranger/Evinrude 102.257
224 222 246 Keith Pace Monticello AR Ranger/Yamaha 95.077
237 240 247 Sandy Melvin Boca Grande FL Ranger/Yamaha 90.782
283 284 248 Sam Swett Covington LA Ranger/Evinrude 54.667
236 239 249 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 90.818
247 247 250 Jeffrey Thomas Broadway NC Ranger/Yamaha 83.727
267 268 251 Tee Watkins East Point KY 67.870
108 122 252 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 135.924
249 251 253 Eric Nethery Acworth GA 81.918
253 257 254 Al Little Greensboro NC 79.888
268 267 255 Alfred Williams Jackson MS 66.360
299 302 256 Derek Jones Chicago IL 44.711
190 202 257 Eric Ambort Mabelvale AR 105.673
17 19 258 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 177.345
297 299 259 David Lauer South Bend IN 45.083
273 275 260 O.T. Fears III Sallisaw OK Ranger/Mercury 61.829
201 208 261 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 103.034
275 277 262 Karen Savik St. Louis Park MN 59.566
308 293 263 Frank Ippoliti Mt. Airy MD Bass Cat/Mercury 39.327
287 287 264 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 51.541
516 522 265 Randy Yarnall Womelsdorf PA Triton/Mercury 1.976
425 403 266 Jason Kilpatrick Satsuma AL Ranger/Evinrude 6.930
128 123 267 Mark Pack Mineola TX Ranger/Yamaha 130.008
286 286 269 Jeff Magee Mendenhall MS 51.635
379 355 270 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 12.637
189 196 272 Steve Redding Irvine CA 106.124
256 255 273 Pete Gluszek Franklinville NJ Bass Cat/Evinrude 79.567
67 75 274 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 149.024
126 132 275 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 130.654
277 279 276 Tom Burns Carbondale IL Ranger/Mercury 58.865
403 367 277 Tim Farley Lula GA Ranger/Yamaha 9.785
263 263 278 Kim Bain-Moore Alabaster AL 71.897
302 304 280 Gary Riffle Paris TX 42.573
260 261 281 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 74.349
127 129 282 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 130.477
264 266 283 Chad Cook Summerville SC 69.290
397 373 284 Marty Sisk Evansville IN Ranger/Mercury 10.541
215 221 285 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 99.019
314 313 286 Roger Crafton Boca Grande FL Ranger/Evinrude 36.285
410 385 287 Paul Driskell Jefferson GA 9.027
345 343 288 Chris Daves Spring Grove VA Nitro/Mercury 25.537
226 235 290 Robert Sherry Saint Charles IL 94.241
295 297 291 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 45.983
400 369 292 Harold Allen Shelbyville TX Skeeter/Yamaha 9.974
406 407 293 Ralph Laster, Jr. Camdenton MO 9.449
209 212 296 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 100.235
396 412 297 Pierre Fortin Lady Lake FL 10.917
313 312 298 Randy Morris Garfield AR 37.656
367 376 299 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 14.586
506 505 300 Nick Grebb Roseville CA 2.466
311 311 301 Harry Barton Sterrett AL 38.481
347 344 303 Tim Shmigal Akron OH 24.685
159 147 304 Craig Dowling Grant AL Legend/Mercury 115.401
439 464 305 Chris Cox Appleton WI Ranger/Evinrude 6.083
398 366 306 Mike Cox Huntsville AL 10.528
348 350 307 John Peters Okeechobee FL 24.306
280 283 308 Brad Wall Clarksville OH 57.688
259 259 309 Lewis Denney Indian Mound TN 77.169
404 377 310 Scott Lunsford Calhoun GA Ranger/Evinrude 9.735
180 179 312 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 109.561
300 305 316 Ricky Scott Van Buren AR 44.310
304 303 318 Frank Meyer Marianna FL 41.093
292 294 320 Rick Marsh High Point NC 48.324
412 384 321 Mark Burgess Norton MA Skeeter/Yamaha 8.540
424 414 323 Theron Caldwell Fort Worth TX 6.933
438 446 324 Tom O'Bryant Cedar Grove TN 6.172
495 478 325 Michael Brown Rocky Face GA 3.025
437 429 326 Mike Auten Benton KY Skeeter/Yamaha 6.174
414 378 327 Brian Mathis Charlotte NC 8.050
443 411 330 Simon Morrow Alexander City AL Triton/Evinrude 5.485
349 347 331 James Quillman Plano TX 24.230
363 364 334 Thomas Lavictoire West Rutland VT 17.500
262 260 335 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 72.020
319 315 337 James Davis, Jr. Ferriday LA 34.282
421 451 338 Al Gagliarducci Agawam MA 7.083
456 432 339 Mark Rizk Arab AL Champion/Mercury 4.993
428 416 340 Matt Bichanich Fort Atkinson WI 6.561
521 527 342 Tim Peek Sharpsburg GA 1.778
503 483 344 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 2.581
423 418 346 Dalton Bobo Northport AL Triton 6.993
502 511 347 Chip Hawkins White Hall AR 2.661
467 475 348 Frank Lannom Mount Juliet TN Ranger/Yamaha 4.484
315 316 349 Steve Clapper Lima OH Ranger/Mercury 35.889
258 254 350 Lloyd Pickett, Jr. Bartlett TN 77.966
526 534 351 David Wharton Sam Rayburn TX Nitro/Mercury 1.526
500 508 352 Todd Tucker Moultrie GA 2.850
462 465 354 Curt McGuire Paris TN Ranger/Mercury 4.722
322 329 355 Vu (Ted) Nguyen Lake Havasu City AZ 32.896
225 232 356 Mike Todd Norman OK 94.844
305 307 357 Jim Short Ocean Pines MD 40.877
501 489 359 Russ Moran Murfreesboro TN Stratos/Evinrude 2.746
512 510 360 Shawn Strader Rockwood TN 2.263
271 271 361 Bill Day Frankfort KY 64.281
460 455 362 Travis Adams Danielsville GA 4.764
241 243 363 Monte Knight Quitman MS 89.115
450 437 364 Tony Chachere Opelousas LA 5.233
465 472 367 Horace Alred Cedartown GA 4.519
547 548 368 Mark King Gurdon AR 0.516
274 274 369 Robert Walser Lexington NC 61.433
380 390 370 Brian Bylotas Olyphant PA 12.502
478 443 372 Edward Guice Decatur AL 3.908
344 345 373 Mark Mauldin Cleveland TN Ranger/Yamaha 26.454
511 492 374 Tommy McKnight Kosciusko MS BassCat/Mercury 2.294
451 444 375 Tomohiro Usui Gifu 5.219
457 419 376 Noriaki Narita Chiba 4.969
453 445 377 David Mansue Robbinsville NJ Skeeter/Yamaha 5.125
365 368 379 Mike Ellenstein Newburgh IN Ranger/Evinrude 15.706
334 338 381 Jeff Buchanan Lufkin TX 28.780
518 488 382 Danny White Milledgeville GA 1.915
350 349 383 Chris Slopak Hot Springs AR 24.186
479 447 386 Tommy Stiles McMinnville TN Triton/Mercury 3.683
342 346 388 Clay Dyer Hamilton AL Ranger/Evinrude 26.765
285 285 389 Norman Seat Branson West MO 53.791
468 480 390 Mike Devere Berea KY 4.395
416 425 391 Jeremy Guidry Opelousas LA 7.938
442 442 392 Johnny Lesesne Blue Ridge GA 5.655
296 298 394 Fred Contaoi Lakeport CA 45.568
352 354 396 Chris Malone Ironton OH 20.853
318 319 397 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 34.910
534 537 398 John Kitchens Atlanta GA 1.116
340 341 400 Thomas Moleski Elkhart IN 27.278
332 331 401 Trevor Jancasz White Pigeon MI 29.944
337 336 402 Josh Myers Chatham ON 27.889
361 358 403 J.R. Beehler Bella Vista AR 18.001
362 363 404 Christopher King South Amherst OH 18.000
532 531 407 Kevin Marrs Melbourne FL 1.173
335 334 408 Eric Struif Lake Villa IL 28.333
427 382 409 Jeff Shelton Cullman AL 6.723
552 553 410 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 0.296
430 457 411 Troy Eakins Nixa MO 6.504
491 477 413 Mary Divincenti Clinton LA 3.087
433 459 415 Roger Fitzpatrick Eldon MO 6.283
434 389 416 Andy Chappell Warrior AL 6.273
530 526 418 Richard Patterson Windermere FL 1.239
481 467 421 John Hempel Brownstown MI 3.635
393 405 422 Michael Yawgel Cromwell CT 11.333
370 370 426 David Ryan Levasy MO 14.469
369 375 431 Terry Olinger The Plains VA 14.500
336 335 432 Bryan Coates Amherst OH 27.944
444 468 433 Jim Eakins Nixa MO 5.405
446 408 434 Michael Cruce Bremen AL 5.323
553 554 436 Bobby Lanham Scottsdale AZ 0.264
448 410 437 Jimmy Bahakel Birmingham AL 5.291
373 380 438 Mike Trombly Perrysburg OH 14.000
544 546 439 Douglas Jones Fort Gibson OK 0.611
455 415 440 Deron Patrick Cullman AL 5.034
375 383 441 David Hayward Sylvania OH 13.333
338 342 442 Tommy Brown Louisville TN 27.586
377 386 443 Andy Sanders Ottawa OH 13.000
458 423 444 Josh Benford Phil Campbell AL 4.841
383 396 445 Randy Sanford Carriere MS 12.370
459 424 446 Blaine Shelton Moulton AL 4.809
381 387 447 Alex Ormand Bessemer City NC 12.500
385 393 449 James Schneider Albany NY 12.250
464 479 450 Dennis Berhorst Holts Summit MO 4.585
386 394 451 Jacky Hawthorne Yantis TX 12.176
545 538 452 Erwin Cole Murfreesboro TN 0.605
389 398 453 Kevin Bishop Hilton NY 12.000
466 431 454 Rex Chambers Baileytown AL 4.487
519 525 455 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 1.875
548 549 459 Ken Bearden La Grange GA 0.485
469 435 463 Shawn Striker Cullman AL 4.294
471 438 465 Brian Morris Cullman AL 4.198
343 337 466 Paul Whitman, Jr. Dallas TX 26.625
473 439 468 John Oliver Hodges AL 4.166
399 402 470 Jerry Goble Sherrills Ford NC 10.125
474 484 471 Randy Krull Ballwin MO 4.048
475 441 472 Jeff Emens Hartselle AL 4.037
415 409 475 Mike Hastings Buda TX 7.945
355 356 476 Jeff Miller Homer Glen IL 19.222
324 323 478 David Reault Livonia MI 32.444
356 357 480 Jacky Dunaway Clinton TN 19.139
325 327 483 David McCrone MInnetonka MN 31.722
480 491 484 Lothar (Shawn) Kowal Linn Creek MO 3.638
368 374 485 John Zubkoff Monroe MI 14.556
482 493 486 Jeffery Hoots Affton MO 3.575
407 426 487 Dave Donham Highlandville MO 9.431
408 427 488 Marty Hottot Chatham ON 9.417
413 434 491 Scott Dameron Beckley WV 8.250
409 430 492 Lee McCracken Ocala FL 9.099
360 361 494 Travis Fox Lowell AR 18.076
529 535 495 Dennis Magoto Waynesville OH Ranger/Evinrude 1.242
535 539 496 Ronald Cherkas Des Moines IA 0.989
432 436 497 Hub Bechtol Austin TX 6.444
487 458 498 James Bright Bremen AL 3.201
488 500 499 Phil Hunt Connersville IN 3.134
493 463 500 Mike Bagwell Jasper AL 3.072
417 440 501 Joe Don Setina Pittsburg TX 7.776
77 70 503 Dustin Wilks Rocky Mount NC Skeeter/Yamaha 144.777
420 450 505 Keith Brashers Rogers AR 7.103
447 452 508 Jacky Roberts Georgetown TX 5.318
504 512 511 Mike Riley Jefferson City MO 2.535
505 474 512 Jayson Crane Morris AL 2.494
354 353 513 Patrick Baynes Chatsworth GA 19.800
507 514 514 Roger Dial Tahlequah OK 2.440
509 516 515 Randall Hutson Washburn MO Ranger/Mercury 2.377
484 495 517 Brad Dunn Fayetteville AR 3.360
435 460 518 Michael Huminik Stafford VA 6.250
463 462 519 Patrick Anderson Buda TX 4.630
440 466 520 Sparky Peterson Laytonsville MD 5.917
445 469 522 Mike Gardner Sterling VA 5.333
449 470 523 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 5.273
517 523 524 Andre Dickneite Freeburg MO 1.967
452 471 525 Shannon Shuler Ypsilanti MI 5.194
454 473 526 Lynn Green Lenoir TN 5.083
520 490 528 Mark Svendsen Doraville GA 1.851
339 340 530 Joe Balog Harrison Township MI Ranger/Mercury 27.500
524 530 533 Marcus Sykora Osage Beach MO 1.620
269 270 535 Eric M. Weir Gastonia NC 66.327
472 482 536 Peter Odonnell Deale MD 4.167
525 532 537 Gene Lineberry O'Fallon MO 1.557
497 486 541 Brian Penso Houston TX 2.940
477 487 542 Patrick Goodman White Pigeon MI 3.917
527 507 544 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 1.433
496 497 548 Bob Kujan, Jr. Belton TX 3.005
528 513 549 Jamie Butler Nauvoo AL 1.256
508 498 551 Paul Farris Dallas TX 2.440
531 515 552 Norman Ligon Moulton AL 1.208
489 501 553 Nick Frakes Gravette AR 3.111
492 502 554 David Gee Lapaz IN 3.083
490 509 556 Tony Dadante Derby NY 3.094
498 504 557 Gary Ginter Maplewood OH 2.917
523 521 559 Mark Shelton Fayetteville AR 1.727
536 524 560 Justin Pruett Cullman AL 0.983
537 540 561 Joe Bennett Independence MO 0.926
539 529 563 David Kilgore Jasper AL 0.838
513 518 564 Jack Faulkner Jacksboro TN 2.167
514 519 565 Mac McManus Ruther Glen VA 2.167
515 520 566 Todd Schaff Hume VA 2.083
540 533 567 Craig Daniel Cullman AL 0.774
326 322 569 Allen Armour Norcross GA Ranger 31.699
542 544 571 Robert Collett Zapata TX 0.674
546 547 574 Jim Phillips Greenwood MS 0.579
392 404 576 Quint Bourgeois Knoxville TN 11.384
533 536 579 Danny Shanz, Sr. Berlin MD 1.167
550 542 580 Blake Lewis Pace FL 0.404
470 481 581 Miles Johnson Washington Township OH 4.250
538 541 582 Roy Randolph Royal Oak MI 0.917
522 528 583 Bub Taylor Tontitown AR 1.777
543 545 586 Eddie Ball Newport TN 0.667
555 555 589 Steve Nicholas Latexo TX 0.233
549 550 591 Jerrod Lloyd Vineland NJ 0.417
557 557 592 John Smith Portland OR 0.138
554 551 593 James Dills Maynardsville TN 0.250
556 556 594 Terry Boyd Cincinnati OH 0.167

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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