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Updated: 9/23/2021

Wheeler's Long Reign Continues

Jacob Wheeler heads into the off-season sitting atop the BassFan World Rankings for the third consecutive year.

The Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year and three-time winner this season holds a lead of nearly 39 points over No. 2 Ott Defoe. Michael Neal, the winner of the BPT finale at Lake St. Clair, moved up five places to 3rd. Justin Lucas and Brandon Palaniuk round out the Top 5.

Bassmaster AOY Seth Feider, Chris Johnston, Brent Ehrler and John Cox occupy the 5th through 9th positions. They're followed by Alton Jones Jr., who makes his debut in the Top 10.

Current Rankings - 9/23/2021

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 262.421
2 2 2 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 223.527
3 8 29 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 204.809
4 3 4 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 192.123
5 6 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 189.837
6 4 11 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 188.833
7 9 23 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 186.451
8 5 19 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 184.611
9 7 8 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 181.946
10 15 26 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 181.864
11 19 7 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 181.479
12 11 40 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 180.188
13 10 15 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 180.130
14 12 96 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 179.252
15 14 9 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 176.011
16 26 58 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 174.540
17 13 27 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 174.457
18 16 28 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 174.040
19 17 158 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 170.312
20 18 88 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamahal 168.305
21 30 65 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 167.759
22 29 25 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 165.524
23 40 30 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 162.013
24 23 32 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 161.345
25 24 33 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 160.628
26 22 47 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 160.597
27 25 107 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 160.456
28 20 6 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 160.241
29 53 16 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 159.887
30 21 57 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 159.454
31 42 38 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 158.132
32 36 95 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 157.481
33 31 68 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 157.386
34 33 22 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 157.365
35 28 60 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 157.092
36 32 14 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 156.855
37 35 21 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 155.965
38 27 46 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 155.928
39 55 39 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 155.689
40 68 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 154.403
41 37 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 153.907
42 47 36 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 153.458
43 41 75 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 153.437
44 34 17 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 153.067
45 39 80 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 152.880
46 46 61 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 152.767
47 44 5 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 152.612
48 45 138 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 152.261
49 38 24 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 151.985
50 75 44 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 151.890
51 59 10 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 151.883
52 43 52 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 151.391
53 77 81 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 151.315
54 48 89 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 151.100
55 54 130 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 150.701
56 73 34 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 150.408
57 50 42 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 149.777
58 51 37 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 149.557
59 49 70 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 149.457
60 62 150 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 148.722
61 56 51 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 147.983
62 57 76 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 147.721
63 58 62 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 147.238
64 60 48 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 146.815
65 61 18 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 145.497
66 69 53 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 144.663
67 63 35 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 144.535
68 52 31 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 144.408
69 65 64 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 144.296
70 66 167 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 144.086
71 64 115 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 143.781
72 67 66 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 143.710
73 95 85 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 142.611
74 74 82 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 140.617
75 72 50 Frank Talley Temple TX 140.105
76 71 59 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 139.926
77 70 71 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 139.912
78 102 87 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 139.760
79 84 104 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 139.158
80 80 99 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 138.451
81 81 231 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 138.266
82 76 55 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 138.254
83 82 102 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 138.123
84 79 72 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 137.734
85 125 116 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 136.791
86 96 105 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 136.211
87 78 45 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 136.025
88 83 54 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 135.089
89 100 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 134.775
90 126 124 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 134.271
91 91 125 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 133.701
92 86 109 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 133.569
93 88 83 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 133.230
94 85 56 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 133.221
95 89 166 Bob Downey Hudson WI 132.186
96 90 41 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 132.110
97 92 74 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 132.090
98 87 142 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 131.768
99 113 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 131.301
100 94 49 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 131.018
101 112 108 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 130.023
102 101 263 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH 129.994
103 93 20 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 129.305
104 98 77 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 128.719
105 99 113 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 128.573
106 105 92 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 128.518
107 97 146 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 128.385
108 103 73 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 128.290
109 104 94 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 128.057
110 119 67 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 126.874
111 109 103 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 126.731
112 110 126 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 126.313
113 115 79 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 126.169
114 107 98 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 126.103
115 111 127 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 125.970
116 117 123 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 125.699
117 116 90 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 125.614
118 108 241 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 125.531
119 106 140 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 124.265
120 118 139 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 123.237
121 114 119 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 123.227
122 123 86 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 122.816
123 124 143 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 122.419
124 121 91 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 122.105
125 122 97 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 122.104
126 127 144 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 121.314
127 156 185 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 121.276
128 128 110 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 120.415
129 138 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 120.072
130 131 84 Mike Huff Corbin KY 119.545
131 130 Bryan New Belmont NC 119.484
132 133 101 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 119.262
133 129 93 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 119.167
134 120 106 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 118.943
135 135 152 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 118.665
136 134 112 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 118.615
137 143 129 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 118.168
138 137 189 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 118.120
139 150 172 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 118.114
140 141 182 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 117.924
141 149 162 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 117.642
142 132 242 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 117.278
143 187 254 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 116.471
144 142 225 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 116.391
145 139 121 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 114.542
146 136 149 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 114.468
147 145 137 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 113.856
148 182 156 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 113.843
149 146 135 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 113.485
150 148 171 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 113.424
151 147 145 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 113.242
152 151 141 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 111.470
153 152 176 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 111.393
154 161 161 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 111.217
155 154 136 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 110.830
156 157 148 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 110.752
157 173 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 110.576
158 158 155 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 110.231
159 155 165 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 109.865
160 144 118 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 109.756
161 177 131 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 109.712
162 159 272 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 109.017
163 162 211 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 108.606
164 153 160 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 108.000
165 140 117 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 106.955
166 164 114 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 106.759
167 167 276 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 106.546
168 166 169 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 106.531
169 178 163 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 106.062
170 171 170 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 105.242
171 163 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 105.241
172 168 133 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 105.216
173 174 128 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 105.204
174 169 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 105.131
175 170 294 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 105.117
176 165 206 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 104.685
177 176 KJ Queen Catawba NC 104.273
178 172 120 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 104.273
179 175 201 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 103.572
180 180 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 102.542
181 181 134 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 102.536
182 179 178 Kerry Milner Bono AR 101.973
183 184 122 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 101.278
184 183 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 101.067
185 185 233 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 100.541
186 189 187 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 100.272
187 190 218 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 100.229
188 193 203 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 100.150
189 186 111 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 100.063
190 188 168 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 100.042
191 195 157 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 99.663
192 160 226 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 99.652
193 192 132 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 99.310
194 191 214 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 99.057
195 196 173 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 98.821
196 194 240 Corey Neece Bristol TN 98.761
197 197 153 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 97.983
198 199 212 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 97.952
199 198 196 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 96.905
200 203 181 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 96.285
201 200 190 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 96.036
202 201 262 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 95.081
203 205 159 Rob Digh Denver NC 94.306
204 202 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 94.266
205 206 195 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 93.740
206 207 208 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 92.801
207 211 183 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 91.932
208 210 177 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 91.685
209 216 204 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 91.195
210 208 174 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 91.172
211 217 188 Darrell Davis Dover FL 91.034
212 213 194 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 90.923
213 212 186 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 90.793
214 214 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 90.773
215 215 200 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 90.738
216 218 244 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 90.568
217 222 215 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 90.414
218 209 207 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 90.368
219 219 224 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 89.619
220 221 261 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 89.579
221 220 147 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 88.984
222 225 197 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 88.736
223 223 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 88.673
224 224 202 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 87.767
225 227 199 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 86.459
226 226 69 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 86.384
227 230 223 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 86.098
228 229 210 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 85.992
229 228 264 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 85.873
230 204 151 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 85.851
231 231 Kenta Kimura Osaka 85.806
232 232 290 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 85.612
233 233 297 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 84.214
234 235 191 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 84.007
235 234 234 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 83.830
236 260 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 82.616
237 237 271 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 82.316
238 236 219 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 81.574
239 238 280 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 81.376
240 239 238 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 80.917
241 240 235 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 79.807
242 241 237 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 79.229
243 242 213 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 78.269
244 243 239 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 77.874
245 248 209 Jon Englund Farwell MN 77.864
246 245 336 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 77.685
247 250 180 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 77.517
248 244 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 77.447
249 246 320 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 77.079
250 249 245 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 76.907
251 252 227 Clayton Batts Macon GA 76.402
252 247 Tai Au Glendale AZ 76.284
253 253 309 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 76.036
254 251 256 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 75.796
255 255 236 Tom Redington Royse City TX 75.676
256 256 229 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 74.547
257 254 205 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 74.434
258 258 314 Lane Olson Tigard OR 72.917
259 259 253 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 72.439
260 261 216 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 72.302
261 257 250 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 72.294
262 262 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 69.883
263 263 198 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 68.643
264 267 222 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 68.430
265 265 220 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 68.406
266 264 Lawson Hibdon Versailles MO 68.124
267 266 328 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 67.414
268 268 249 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 67.154
269 269 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 66.527
270 271 269 Randy Despino Colfax LA 65.966
271 272 230 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 64.827
272 273 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 64.813
273 270 13 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 64.496
274 277 154 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 63.571
275 275 341 Colby Miller Elmer LA 63.529
276 276 274 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 63.339
277 274 257 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 62.936
278 278 243 Josh Douglas Mound MN 62.860
279 279 288 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 62.844
280 280 337 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 62.529
281 281 Cody Huff Ava MO 58.991
282 282 282 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 58.396
283 284 184 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 57.278
284 283 63 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 57.262
285 285 275 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 55.520
286 286 345 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 55.139
287 287 342 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 54.742
288 288 283 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 54.283
289 289 246 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 53.922
290 291 179 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 53.511
291 290 Jim Neece Jr Bristol TN 52.911
292 292 279 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 52.800
293 293 284 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 50.733
294 295 193 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 49.621
295 294 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 49.402
296 297 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 48.709
297 299 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 47.367
298 298 267 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 47.328
299 296 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 47.308
300 301 333 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 44.827
301 300 260 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 44.534
302 302 Josh Butler Hayden AL 44.289
303 304 298 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 42.504
304 303 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 42.315
305 305 221 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 41.439
306 306 324 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 41.064
307 307 228 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 40.986
308 308 217 Andy Young Mound MN 39.038
309 309 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 38.787
310 310 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 36.794
311 311 247 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 36.713
312 312 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 33.411
313 315 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 33.031
314 313 312 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 32.360
315 316 334 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 32.234
316 314 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 32.224
317 318 251 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 31.337
318 317 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 31.201
319 319 Randy Ramsey Ceresco MI Ranger/Mercury 31.183
320 322 Steve York Bronson MI 30.204
321 320 248 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 29.929
322 321 Jason Wilson Lincolnton NC 29.900
323 323 255 Sam George Athens AL 29.258
324 324 258 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 29.000
325 325 331 Jake Morris McKee KY 28.676
326 326 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 28.142
327 327 259 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 27.864
328 328 266 Eric Jackson Walling TN 27.627
329 329 265 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 27.526
330 330 340 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 25.933
331 331 270 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 25.794
332 332 335 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 25.699
333 334 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 25.236
334 333 299 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 25.206
335 336 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 24.476
336 337 Mark Blevins Palatka FL 24.337
337 335 339 Roger Hughes Bartlesville OK 24.229
338 338 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 24.157
339 339 232 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 23.188
340 340 295 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 23.151
341 343 Danny Kirk Bartow GA Ranger 22.608
342 341 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 22.496
343 342 344 David Perdue Wirtz VA 22.299
344 344 348 Travis Archer Covington WA 21.925
345 345 352 Tyson Patrick Midland TX 19.972
346 346 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 19.500
347 347 355 Preston Craig Philadelphia TN 18.002
348 348 268 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 17.703
349 349 291 David Wootton Collierville TN 17.442
350 350 292 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 16.953
351 351 293 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 15.938
352 352 300 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 15.561
353 353 356 Chance Woodard Paris TX 15.491
354 354 357 TR Andreas Kerrville TX 15.348
355 355 Kevin Riney Jonesboro AR 13.953
356 356 302 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 13.362
357 357 305 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 10.176
358 358 278 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 10.136
359 359 330 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 9.730
360 360 281 Michael Matthee Centurion 9.131
361 361 363 Dennis Cameron Travelers Rest SC 6.568
362 362 350 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 6.271
363 363 Justin O''Brian Cooper Zwolle LA 5.794
364 364 359 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 2.927
365 365 354 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 2.226
366 366 360 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 1.673

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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".


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  • 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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