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Updated: 7/2/2021

Wheeler Boosts Lead With Win

The Top 3 anglers in the BassFan World Rankings held their positions in the newest edition, which encompasses the recently completed MLF Bass Pro Tour event at the St. Lawrence River and the MLF Pro Circuit tournament at the Potomac River.

Jacob Wheeler, who's held the top slot for two calendar years, increased his lead over No. 2 Ott DeFoe to more than 34 points with his second win of the season at the St. Lawrence. DeFoe, the leader in the BPT Angler of the Year race, is also a two-time winner this year.

Bassmaster Elite Series competitor Brandon Palaniuk remained in the No. 3 position. He has a razor-thin advantage over Brent Ehrler, who gained eight spots to 4th with a 5th-place showing – his second in a row – at the St. Lawrence. Justin Lucas, who was 6th in that tournament, climbed one place to No. 7.

The lower half of the Top 10 consists of three-tour pro John Cox, Elite Series points leader Seth Feider, Chris Johnston, Patrick Walters and Michael Neal.

Current Rankings - 7/2/2021

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 247.127
2 2 2 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 212.687
3 3 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 189.748
4 8 19 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 189.525
5 6 4 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 187.928
6 5 8 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 186.706
7 4 11 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 185.751
8 7 23 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 183.715
9 9 15 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 183.535
10 13 29 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 183.061
11 10 27 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 181.804
12 11 88 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamahal 181.610
13 17 26 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 177.369
14 15 40 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 175.406
15 14 9 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 175.031
16 47 7 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 173.238
17 21 96 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 172.167
18 23 6 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 170.320
19 16 17 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 167.710
20 18 22 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 167.278
21 12 32 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 167.228
22 20 107 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 167.054
23 19 138 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 166.671
24 22 28 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 164.071
25 24 68 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 163.992
26 53 25 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 162.995
27 30 38 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 162.574
28 25 5 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 160.720
29 26 47 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 160.102
30 27 57 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 159.965
31 59 58 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 158.677
32 41 46 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 158.460
33 28 24 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 158.331
34 58 65 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 157.553
35 29 80 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 157.133
36 31 14 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 156.171
37 34 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 155.973
38 40 60 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 155.886
39 37 52 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 155.536
40 39 61 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 155.400
41 36 95 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 154.641
42 32 62 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 154.595
43 76 75 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 154.268
44 38 51 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.065
45 42 167 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 153.799
46 35 21 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 153.651
47 54 31 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 152.952
48 43 66 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 152.587
49 48 30 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 152.487
50 44 70 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 152.417
51 46 158 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 151.810
52 67 16 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 150.955
53 92 39 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 150.624
54 88 44 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 150.307
55 74 37 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 150.242
56 80 33 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 150.169
57 52 35 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 149.905
58 45 36 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 149.270
59 56 18 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 148.005
60 57 71 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 147.864
61 33 10 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 147.707
62 55 48 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 147.627
63 60 50 Frank Talley Temple TX 146.323
64 95 81 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 146.060
65 50 34 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 145.401
66 64 42 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 145.331
67 65 59 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 145.174
68 61 76 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 144.971
69 86 150 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 144.955
70 77 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 144.319
71 49 45 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 144.091
72 69 72 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 143.870
73 68 64 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 143.776
74 63 55 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 143.512
75 66 20 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 143.001
76 71 49 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 142.964
77 75 82 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 142.750
78 51 102 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 141.899
79 73 89 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 141.403
80 81 231 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 141.024
81 83 115 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 140.718
82 78 99 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 139.862
83 62 74 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 137.990
84 79 125 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 137.606
85 82 166 Bob Downey Hudson WI 137.366
86 72 56 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 136.675
87 84 53 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 136.143
88 100 263 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH 135.797
89 85 109 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 135.123
90 87 73 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 134.491
91 70 127 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 134.421
92 113 142 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 134.016
93 90 83 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 133.860
94 89 41 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 133.859
95 108 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 133.743
96 91 94 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 133.614
97 111 87 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 132.835
98 114 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 132.669
99 109 113 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 131.778
100 98 112 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 131.707
101 94 54 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 131.536
102 101 119 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 131.031
103 97 77 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 130.793
104 99 103 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 129.945
105 102 91 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 128.284
106 105 86 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 128.253
107 96 105 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 128.159
108 118 146 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 127.895
109 142 124 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 127.399
110 127 85 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 127.043
111 106 98 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 126.324
112 103 92 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 125.973
113 104 130 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 125.898
114 115 126 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 125.738
115 139 67 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 125.699
116 110 93 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 124.718
117 119 104 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 123.826
118 93 241 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 123.232
119 112 97 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 122.444
120 116 123 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 122.041
121 107 108 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 121.409
122 117 84 Mike Huff Corbin KY 121.336
123 149 242 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 120.280
124 121 90 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 120.106
125 134 152 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 119.722
126 123 118 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 119.488
127 158 182 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 118.651
128 124 117 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 118.596
129 125 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 118.555
130 126 106 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 118.124
131 128 79 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 117.796
132 120 149 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 117.296
133 129 110 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 116.724
134 131 136 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 116.623
135 138 129 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 116.501
136 145 139 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 116.093
137 122 140 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 115.244
138 137 101 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 113.891
139 170 116 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 113.630
140 133 121 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 112.429
141 136 145 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 112.356
142 132 143 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 112.221
143 143 135 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 111.640
144 150 161 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 111.534
145 130 144 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 111.144
146 151 176 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 110.925
147 146 189 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 110.694
148 167 171 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 109.889
149 190 225 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 109.878
150 156 172 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 109.282
151 188 276 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 108.753
152 155 165 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 108.645
153 140 148 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 108.587
154 176 185 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 108.176
155 148 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 107.520
156 141 141 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 107.330
157 135 134 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 107.205
158 153 206 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 105.954
159 154 Bryan New Belmont NC 105.934
160 159 153 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 105.125
161 201 131 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 104.919
162 157 218 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 104.774
163 175 211 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 104.741
164 160 151 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 103.743
165 164 128 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 103.732
166 162 170 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 103.689
167 163 137 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 103.266
168 180 272 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 103.263
169 183 114 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 103.075
170 169 155 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 103.039
171 196 233 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 102.924
172 152 162 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 102.096
173 161 156 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 101.997
174 166 168 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 101.224
175 144 111 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 101.184
176 147 226 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 101.086
177 185 120 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 100.833
178 173 201 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 100.618
179 177 157 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 100.595
180 222 196 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 100.179
181 174 133 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 99.979
182 165 132 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 99.879
183 186 294 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 99.302
184 172 122 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 98.927
185 171 163 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 98.867
186 181 173 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 98.638
187 182 159 Rob Digh Denver NC 98.496
188 178 160 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 97.692
189 179 203 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 96.612
190 189 262 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 96.589
191 218 207 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 95.898
192 197 178 Kerry Milner Bono AR 95.656
193 193 224 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 95.281
194 191 195 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 94.328
195 194 190 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 94.205
196 187 169 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 93.911
197 195 200 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 93.696
198 206 191 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 93.215
199 216 240 Corey Neece Bristol TN 93.083
200 208 186 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 92.690
201 198 199 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 92.629
202 168 147 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 92.458
203 199 183 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 92.395
204 200 254 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 92.331
205 184 214 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 92.074
206 202 177 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 92.034
207 203 181 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 91.336
208 219 212 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 91.097
209 204 194 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 90.131
210 205 215 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 90.087
211 215 188 Darrell Davis Dover FL 89.615
212 207 202 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 88.985
213 192 210 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 88.357
214 220 187 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 87.315
215 210 KJ Queen Catawba NC 87.256
216 231 208 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 87.181
217 217 204 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 86.450
218 212 174 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 86.423
219 213 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 86.223
220 225 223 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 85.496
221 239 213 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 83.412
222 214 219 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 83.204
223 224 205 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 83.067
224 209 227 Clayton Batts Macon GA 83.011
225 234 297 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 82.997
226 223 13 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 82.668
227 221 69 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 81.922
228 237 256 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 81.532
229 211 180 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 81.179
230 226 280 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 80.740
231 252 229 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 80.338
232 240 261 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 80.004
233 245 239 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 79.929
234 229 234 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 79.218
235 227 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 79.089
236 243 238 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 78.181
237 230 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 77.786
238 242 264 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 77.517
239 256 271 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 77.101
240 233 290 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 76.670
241 260 244 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 76.349
242 232 197 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 76.266
243 255 235 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 76.232
244 238 209 Jon Englund Farwell MN 76.143
245 248 216 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 76.109
246 249 222 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 75.624
247 235 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 75.560
248 236 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 75.281
249 247 245 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 74.643
250 241 198 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 74.494
251 228 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 73.705
252 267 336 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 72.872
253 253 236 Tom Redington Royse City TX 72.697
254 263 269 Randy Despino Colfax LA 71.301
255 246 63 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 70.936
256 244 154 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 69.966
257 257 237 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 69.718
258 251 309 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 69.322
259 250 249 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 68.767
260 262 250 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 68.152
261 266 288 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 68.021
262 271 Tai Au Glendale AZ 67.824
263 273 230 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 67.340
264 254 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 66.826
265 264 320 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 66.731
266 259 314 Lane Olson Tigard OR 66.487
267 258 184 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 65.947
268 261 253 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 64.396
269 269 220 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 63.185
270 272 257 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 62.454
271 276 274 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 62.419
272 278 328 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 61.282
273 274 243 Josh Douglas Mound MN 60.982
274 265 Kenta Kimura Osaka 60.831
275 285 337 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 59.770
276 268 179 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 58.618
277 279 283 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 58.384
278 284 275 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 57.448
279 297 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 57.407
280 281 246 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 56.067
281 270 193 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 54.846
282 277 279 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 54.651
283 283 282 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 54.559
284 325 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 54.086
285 280 341 Colby Miller Elmer LA 53.219
286 290 342 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 53.194
287 286 345 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 52.648
288 275 267 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 52.447
289 292 284 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 52.267
290 301 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 52.203
291 287 Cody Huff Ava MO 51.667
292 294 260 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 48.957
293 282 221 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 46.679
294 313 Lawson Hibdon Versailles MO 46.477
295 293 Jim Neece Jr Bristol TN 45.377
296 288 217 Andy Young Mound MN 45.220
297 317 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 44.856
298 289 228 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 44.564
299 295 247 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 44.128
300 296 298 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 43.743
301 322 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 43.563
302 291 333 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 42.426
303 308 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 42.327
304 303 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 42.071
305 299 324 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 40.699
306 315 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 40.158
307 298 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 38.986
308 312 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 37.940
309 338 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 36.976
310 306 258 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 35.898
311 311 Josh Butler Hayden AL 35.859
312 307 255 Sam George Athens AL 35.725
313 302 248 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 34.815
314 300 251 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 34.586
315 326 312 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 33.112
316 305 259 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 32.457
317 310 334 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 32.437
318 309 265 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 31.213
319 314 270 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 31.018
320 304 266 Eric Jackson Walling TN 30.869
321 316 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 28.297
322 318 232 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 27.627
323 344 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 27.612
324 321 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 27.590
325 323 295 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 27.559
326 327 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 27.305
327 320 299 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 27.048
328 319 331 Jake Morris McKee KY 26.836
329 329 339 Roger Hughes Bartlesville OK 25.074
330 324 335 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 24.608
331 341 Jason Wilson Lincolnton NC 23.995
332 328 340 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 23.740
333 336 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 22.765
334 331 344 David Perdue Wirtz VA 22.733
335 330 268 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 22.045
336 347 Steve York Bronson MI 21.961
337 356 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 21.790
338 332 348 Travis Archer Covington WA 21.420
339 334 Danny Kirk Bartow GA Ranger 21.283
340 335 Randy Ramsey Ceresco MI Ranger/Mercury 20.822
341 339 291 David Wootton Collierville TN 20.792
342 346 Mark Blevins Palatka FL 20.343
343 350 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 20.071
344 354 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 19.978
345 349 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 19.575
346 340 352 Tyson Patrick Midland TX 19.283
347 333 293 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 18.767
348 337 292 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 18.762
349 353 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 18.595
350 345 355 Preston Craig Philadelphia TN 18.433
351 342 300 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 18.428
352 361 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 16.891
353 351 356 Chance Woodard Paris TX 16.385
354 352 357 TR Andreas Kerrville TX 15.748
355 348 302 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 15.504
356 355 Kevin Riney Jonesboro AR 13.982
357 343 278 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 13.305
358 357 305 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 12.602
359 358 330 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 11.723
360 359 281 Michael Matthee Centurion 10.348
361 360 350 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 7.568
362 362 363 Dennis Cameron Travelers Rest SC 6.735
363 364 Justin O''Brian Cooper Zwolle LA 5.794
364 366 354 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 3.272
365 377 359 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 3.102
366 384 360 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 2.229

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While the three leagues - Major League Fishing, B.A.S.S. and FLW - have their own single-year point races (called Angler of the Year races, which are not rankings), and "power rankings" have occasionally 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.


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  • 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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  • 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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