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Updated: 6/19/2017

Wheeler Holds Onto Lead

Jacob Wheeler's fourth top-20 finish in six Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments this season allowed him to hold on to the top position in the newest edition of the BassFan World Rankings.

Wheeler, who finished 20th in the Elite derby at Arkansas' Lake Dardanelle, has an advantage of a little more less than two points over Andy Morgan, who climbed one place to 2nd. From there, it's a drop of nearly seven points down to Brandon Palaniuk in 3rd. Palaniuk moved up three places in this edition.

Newly crowned FLW Tour Angler of the Year Bryan Thrift and Elite Series AOY leader Ott DeFoe are 4th and 5th, respectively.

Kevin VanDam, who's held the No. 1 spot on far more occasions that anyone else in the 16-year history of the Rankings, is back inside the top 10 at No. 6. He's followed by Jordan Lee, Greg Hackney, Jason Christie and Scott Martin.

Dardanelle winner Steve Kennedy gained 36 positions to 23rd. Tom Monsoor, who won last week's FLW Tour regular-season finale at the Potomac River, is up 63 spots to 125th.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the St. Lawrence River Elite Series in New York, which is set for July 20-23.

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Current Rankings - 6/19/2017

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
360 355 322 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 1.484
359 354 296 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 1.629
358 340 265 Richard Peek Centre AL 1.893
357 363 292 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 1.920
356 361 314 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 1.957
355 352 294 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 1.993
354 358 291 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 2.175
353 367 304 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 2.212
352 353 259 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 2.284
351 345 276 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 2.466
350 347 289 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 2.612
349 351 301 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 2.867
348 359 264 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 2.903
347 342 250 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 3.049
346 357 313 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 3.121
345 343 248 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 3.194
344 341 285 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 4.138
343 349 273 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 4.213
342 346 241 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 4.723
341 338 204 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 5.033
340 336 216 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 5.040
339 339 280 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 5.087
338 337 225 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 5.232
337 350 287 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 5.358
336 335 242 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 5.487
335 344 316 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 6.656
334 331 249 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 7.522
333 329 214 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 7.691
332 333 209 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 7.818
331 334 268 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 8.113
330 326 221 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 11.401
329 328 239 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 11.669
328 332 324 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.165
327 323 203 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 13.129
326 330 321 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.335
325 322 235 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 15.825
324 327 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 17.356
322 325 315 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 19.737
321 320 295 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 21.569
320 317 311 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 26.393
319 315 309 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 27.705
318 318 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 28.463
317 314 307 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 28.715
316 316 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 29.257
315 313 303 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 30.409
314 319 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 31.146
313 311 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 33.212
312 305 243 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 33.896
311 288 220 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 34.551
310 301 258 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 35.007
309 304 290 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 35.225
308 296 200 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 35.665
307 321 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 35.789
306 297 238 Michael Hall Annandale VA 35.958
305 271 218 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 37.251
304 291 231 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 38.300
303 292 236 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 38.513
302 306 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 38.719
301 309 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 39.252
300 277 224 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 40.647
299 307 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 41.107
298 303 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 41.118
297 310 Bill Smith Burlington KY 41.605
296 300 286 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 41.780
295 275 195 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 41.921
294 299 281 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 42.313
293 312 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 43.173
292 295 282 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 44.501
291 267 194 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 44.993
290 272 269 Harry Moore Valley AL 46.118
289 302 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 46.437
288 279 275 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 47.219
287 293 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 47.628
286 280 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 47.797
285 263 277 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 48.803
284 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 48.933
283 264 279 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 49.357
282 273 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 49.603
281 284 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 49.743
280 269 208 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 50.071
279 289 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 50.167
278 294 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 50.558
277 276 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.579
276 283 Josh Douglas Mound MN 51.147
275 262 199 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 51.722
274 287 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 51.818
273 290 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 51.999
272 268 267 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 52.210
271 242 180 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 53.678
270 308 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.688
269 261 247 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 53.725
268 266 331 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 53.789
267 260 262 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 53.926
266 274 327 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 54.057
265 298 Keith Bryan Novato CA 54.242
264 285 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 54.498
263 253 260 Bob Morin Seymour TN 55.135
262 241 146 Darrell Davis Dover FL 55.808
261 278 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 56.050
260 258 256 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 56.207
259 286 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 56.718
258 254 230 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 57.367
257 256 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 57.806
256 259 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 57.976
255 282 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 58.436
254 252 251 George Kapiton Inverness FL 59.010
253 236 177 Travis Fox Lowell AR 60.066
252 265 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 60.526
251 248 245 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 61.099
250 239 293 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 63.064
249 247 232 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 63.332
248 227 156 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 63.567
247 250 210 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 63.964
246 228 163 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 64.310
245 245 233 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 64.541
244 255 Dean Alexander Florence TX 65.236
243 257 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 65.395
242 243 305 Eric Jackson Walling TN 65.769
241 225 153 Tony Davis Williston FL 65.989
240 229 171 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 66.158
239 221 133 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 67.078
238 270 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 67.257
237 238 198 Cody Kelley Conway AR 69.024
236 234 302 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 71.226
235 217 185 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 71.724
234 219 191 Tom Redington Royse City TX 72.495
233 251 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 72.805
232 233 298 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 73.297
231 212 149 Marcus Evans Angola IN 73.725
230 237 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 73.809
229 235 272 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 73.881
228 249 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 74.377
227 223 188 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 74.675
226 215 183 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 76.012
225 207 106 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 76.123
224 213 219 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 76.533
223 240 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 77.003
222 222 246 Jay Brainard Enid OK 77.841
221 226 244 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 77.955
220 218 223 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 79.095
219 231 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 79.112
218 224 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 79.241
217 208 190 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 81.855
216 232 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 82.437
215 209 186 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 83.067
214 246 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 83.817
213 204 167 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 83.897
212 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 84.642
211 230 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 85.420
210 193 139 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 85.576
209 220 284 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 85.636
208 201 207 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 86.842
207 214 196 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 89.443
206 199 187 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 89.673
205 202 166 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 90.065
204 194 222 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 90.600
203 210 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 90.915
202 196 157 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 91.026
201 216 118 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 92.096
200 198 151 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 92.158
199 187 182 Kerry Milner Bono AR 92.718
198 205 125 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 93.754
197 203 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 94.058
196 200 193 Rex Huff Corbin KY 94.248
195 211 306 Bill Day Frankfort KY 94.338
194 206 266 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 94.383
193 197 176 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 94.835
192 185 184 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 95.741
191 170 79 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 96.071
190 174 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 96.349
189 190 205 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 97.058
188 183 202 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 97.396
187 176 159 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 97.401
186 192 255 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Mercury 98.322
185 181 178 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 98.534
184 171 217 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 98.589
183 184 172 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 98.862
182 189 169 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 98.878
181 175 257 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 98.934
180 191 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 100.450
179 195 112 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 100.518
178 179 137 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 102.297
177 166 165 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 102.503
176 177 174 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 102.675
175 180 228 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 102.729
174 161 168 Ken Iyobe Aichi 103.618
173 182 158 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 103.717
172 178 237 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 104.853
171 151 170 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 104.910
170 139 86 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 105.326
169 152 65 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 105.374
168 160 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 105.387
167 165 263 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 105.565
166 156 227 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 106.022
165 153 145 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 106.252
164 168 130 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 106.282
163 147 173 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 106.678
162 169 154 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 107.539
161 154 91 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 108.169
160 163 274 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 108.207
159 150 144 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 108.457
158 164 161 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 108.520
157 172 212 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.589
156 162 108 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 109.037
155 186 148 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 109.223
154 157 189 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 109.331
153 143 99 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 109.873
152 167 162 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 109.889
151 145 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 110.396
150 140 75 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 110.423
149 148 138 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 110.844
148 158 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 111.057
147 146 299 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 111.305
146 138 181 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 111.396
145 155 143 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 111.822
144 141 135 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 112.387
143 126 77 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 114.005
142 149 206 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 114.432
141 132 49 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 115.639
140 137 240 Brian Latimer Belton SC 116.089
139 144 234 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 116.280
138 159 179 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 117.094
137 133 103 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 117.302
136 129 104 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 117.441
135 136 122 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 118.041
134 135 109 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 118.993
133 142 129 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 119.187
132 134 121 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 119.305
131 111 114 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 120.336
130 125 105 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 120.631
129 124 88 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 120.675
128 128 136 Clayton Batts Macon GA 120.755
127 109 215 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 120.869
126 108 229 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 121.416
125 188 127 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 121.559
124 113 95 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 122.099
123 173 271 Andy Young Mound MN 122.709
122 117 128 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 122.957
121 110 72 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 123.409
120 105 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 123.458
119 127 155 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 123.744
118 97 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 124.547
117 122 142 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 124.826
116 114 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 125.485
115 115 110 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 125.507
114 123 107 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 125.730
113 118 113 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 125.959
112 96 94 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 126.127
111 98 89 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 126.582
110 87 90 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 126.701
109 93 97 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 126.899
108 116 93 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 127.776
107 90 71 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 127.914
106 99 160 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 128.411
105 106 150 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 128.455
104 130 124 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 128.749
103 112 213 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 129.433
102 103 117 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 129.635
101 131 152 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 130.007
100 80 78 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 130.439
99 101 254 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 130.474
98 79 92 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 130.485
97 121 76 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 130.795
96 83 126 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 131.075
95 104 85 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 131.576
94 120 131 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 132.438
93 92 98 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.728
92 89 147 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.270
91 91 101 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 133.750
90 70 67 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 134.226
89 100 81 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 134.636
88 102 123 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 134.862
87 94 80 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 135.149
86 86 102 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 135.770
85 82 73 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 136.287
84 68 66 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 136.331
83 119 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 136.463
82 77 120 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 136.634
81 74 40 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 137.298
80 81 226 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 138.183
79 78 87 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 138.458
78 76 84 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 138.495
77 107 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 138.678
76 85 116 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 138.844
75 73 70 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 139.190
74 71 52 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 139.391
73 69 63 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 139.925
72 64 42 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 141.332
71 95 132 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 142.123
70 65 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 142.349
69 84 141 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 142.664
68 61 36 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 142.850
67 72 96 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 142.854
66 88 115 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 144.512
65 63 74 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 144.520
64 58 56 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 144.724
63 47 50 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 145.010
62 67 58 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 145.394
61 75 62 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 145.700
60 56 46 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 146.352
59 57 18 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 147.399
58 45 64 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 147.767
57 51 69 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 148.585
56 52 197 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 150.711
55 60 60 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 152.004
54 55 15 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 152.056
53 66 201 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 152.060
52 54 39 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 152.527
51 48 34 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 153.748
50 53 61 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.514
49 33 82 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 154.577
48 46 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 154.604
47 36 57 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 154.719
46 62 83 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 156.386
45 40 23 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 156.393
44 49 8 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 156.606
43 41 9 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 156.902
42 39 68 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 157.052
41 28 33 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 158.030
40 50 44 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 159.604
39 35 26 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 161.407
38 31 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 162.425
37 18 3 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 162.649
36 34 20 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 163.513
35 44 55 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 163.589
34 42 19 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 164.327
33 20 35 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 164.396
32 26 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 164.919
31 32 48 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 165.478
30 21 47 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 165.766
29 25 45 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 166.709
28 19 31 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 166.918
27 43 38 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 166.937
26 37 25 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 166.943
25 30 16 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 167.355
24 38 37 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 167.609
23 59 59 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 168.821
22 23 53 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 169.497
21 24 11 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 169.514
20 13 7 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 170.361
19 22 51 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 171.938
18 27 29 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 173.193
17 29 22 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 173.537
16 16 24 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 174.011
15 15 12 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 176.815
14 17 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 176.846
13 12 5 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 178.436
12 14 14 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 180.575
11 8 43 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 182.650
10 9 1 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 182.826
9 7 21 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 184.931
8 10 6 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 186.660
7 5 13 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 190.243
6 11 17 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 191.356
5 4 27 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 191.948
4 2 4 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 194.612
3 6 28 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 194.933
2 3 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 201.733
1 1 10 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 203.552

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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 - B.A.S.S. 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 Majors along with the FLW Tour and FLW Series, but as of January 2011 are the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour. 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 Bassmaster Classic and Forrest Wood Cup.



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  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level B.A.S.S. and FLW events. These events are the top ones in the sport and attract the top fishermen.
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  • 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 Opens, FLW Series (formerly Stren/EverStart) and Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events.

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