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Updated: 2/2/2018

Wheeler Back On Top

Jacob Wheeler moved up two spots and is back atop the BassFan World Rankings to start the 2018 season.

Wheeler has 199.152 points, roughly 3 1/2 points ahead of Jason Christie, who stayed put at No. 2.

Wheeler previously held the No. 1 position last May and June. The Indiana native, who now resides in Tennessee, had a strong finish to the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season with a fourth-place showing at Lake Champlain, a 22nd at Lake St. Clair and another 4th at the Angler of the Year Championship at Mille Lacs Lake.

Brandon Palaniuk, fresh off his first career Elite Series AOY title, slipped two spots to 3rd.

Jordan Lee advanced two spots to 4th while Keith Combs, who won at Mille Lacs last fall, shot up 10 spots into 5th.

Kevin VanDam retreated two places to 6th while Mark Rose, fresh off a 3rd-place finish at the FLW Tour opener at Lake Okeechobee, improved four spots to 7th. Ott DeFoe stayed put in 8th.

Reigning FLW Tour AOY Bryan Thrift also slipped two spots to 9th while Cody Meyer made a seven-spot leap into 10th.

Tim Frederick, winner of the Lake Okeechobee FLW Tour, made an 87-place leap to 62nd.

Other notable improvements were:

> Bryan Schmitt (FLW Tour): 11th (from 24th)
> Michael Neal (FLW Tour): 18th (from 28th)
> Brandon McMillan (FLW Tour): 31st (from 46th)

The World Rankings will next be updated following the Lake Martin Elite Series, which begins Feb. 8.

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Current Rankings - 2/2/2018

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
357 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 0.660
356 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 1.045
355 David Wootton Collierville TN 1.200
354 329 329 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 1.553
353 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 1.893
352 328 328 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 2.011
351 Matt Garner Seminole OK 2.818
350 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 3.281
349 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 3.589
348 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 3.821
347 325 325 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 4.706
346 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 4.900
345 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 5.285
344 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 5.516
343 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 5.593
341 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 5.979
340 324 324 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.452
339 Russell Cecil Willis TX 6.673
338 327 327 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 6.989
337 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 7.444
336 323 323 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 7.607
335 David Larson Mound MN 8.446
334 319 319 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 9.558
333 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 9.679
332 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 10.219
331 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 10.835
330 321 321 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 10.976
329 314 314 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 10.989
328 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 12.069
327 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 12.300
326 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 12.531
325 Wes Logan Springville AL 12.608
324 Allen Boyd Salem IN 12.675
323 303 303 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 13.026
322 David Nichol Gainesville GA 13.148
321 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 13.379
320 322 322 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 13.554
319 320 320 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 13.866
318 317 317 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 16.010
317 313 313 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 16.602
316 318 318 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 17.057
315 312 312 Michael Hall Annandale VA 17.461
314 309 309 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 17.741
313 306 306 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 17.811
312 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 18.150
311 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 18.767
310 311 311 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 18.841
309 304 304 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 19.268
308 307 307 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 19.906
307 301 301 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 20.266
306 298 298 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 21.786
305 305 305 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 23.292
304 300 300 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 23.488
303 295 295 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 23.688
302 287 287 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 25.101
301 294 294 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 25.696
300 285 285 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 26.277
299 282 282 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 27.988
298 315 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 28.198
297 316 316 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 28.952
296 279 279 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 29.972
295 310 310 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 30.561
294 288 288 Darrell Davis Dover FL 30.953
293 259 259 George Kapiton Inverness FL 31.101
292 262 262 Tony Davis Williston FL 31.286
291 264 264 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 31.631
290 267 267 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 31.728
289 258 258 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 32.320
288 250 250 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 32.556
287 256 256 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 33.334
286 308 308 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 33.904
285 254 254 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 34.322
284 246 246 Marcus Evans Angola IN 34.959
283 253 253 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 35.701
282 266 266 Travis Fox Lowell AR 35.772
281 248 248 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 35.890
280 289 289 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 38.104
279 297 297 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 39.057
278 251 251 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 39.641
277 296 296 Bill Smith Burlington KY 40.887
276 291 291 Harry Moore Valley AL 41.979
275 299 299 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 43.052
274 217 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 44.564
273 283 283 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 45.332
272 225 225 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 46.019
271 290 290 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 46.278
270 268 268 Bob Morin Seymour TN 48.117
269 278 278 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 48.502
268 292 292 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 48.971
267 276 276 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 49.398
266 273 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 49.738
265 281 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 49.738
264 277 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.442
263 286 286 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 51.086
262 203 203 Ken Iyobe Aichi 52.723
261 270 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.204
260 271 271 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 55.655
259 257 257 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 56.670
258 280 280 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 57.115
257 293 293 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 57.203
256 263 263 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 57.205
255 244 244 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 57.981
254 302 302 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 58.083
253 272 272 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 58.886
252 255 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 59.370
251 261 261 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 59.558
250 252 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 59.916
249 284 284 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 60.174
248 274 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 60.768
247 171 171 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 61.216
246 230 230 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 61.852
245 247 247 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 63.346
244 233 233 Tom Redington Royse City TX 63.522
243 245 245 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 63.765
242 243 243 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 63.920
241 275 275 Josh Douglas Mound MN 63.958
240 269 269 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 64.549
239 234 234 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 65.048
238 240 240 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 66.009
237 237 237 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 66.232
236 265 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 66.469
235 249 249 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 66.520
234 226 226 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 67.804
233 232 232 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 67.959
232 238 238 Cody Kelley Conway AR 68.409
231 235 235 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 68.740
230 260 260 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 69.286
229 212 212 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 70.061
228 239 239 Eric Jackson Walling TN 70.178
227 231 231 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 70.554
226 215 215 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 72.085
225 229 229 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 72.549
224 211 211 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 72.942
223 216 216 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 73.048
222 242 242 Dean Alexander Florence TX 73.910
221 224 224 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 74.948
220 241 241 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 75.012
219 220 220 Jay Brainard Enid OK 75.183
218 228 228 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 76.180
217 219 219 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 77.830
216 207 207 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 80.216
215 223 223 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 80.921
214 214 214 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 81.441
213 236 236 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 81.443
212 193 193 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 84.627
211 197 197 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 84.926
210 221 221 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 85.657
209 213 213 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 85.820
208 222 222 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 85.999
207 227 227 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 86.130
206 209 209 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 86.763
205 200 200 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 87.797
204 189 189 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 87.887
203 205 205 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 88.259
202 194 194 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 89.676
201 204 204 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 90.107
200 218 218 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 90.179
199 196 196 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 90.525
198 186 186 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 90.715
197 180 180 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 91.603
196 191 191 Rex Huff Corbin KY 91.738
195 176 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 92.385
194 201 201 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 93.303
193 163 163 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 93.800
192 177 177 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 94.813
191 167 167 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 94.965
190 198 198 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 95.404
189 175 175 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 95.641
188 199 199 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 95.944
187 159 159 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 96.471
186 190 190 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 96.514
185 188 188 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 96.796
184 178 178 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 96.988
183 174 174 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 97.143
182 182 182 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 97.452
181 195 195 Bill Day Frankfort KY 98.015
180 164 164 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 98.088
179 206 206 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 98.466
178 169 169 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 98.605
177 148 148 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 98.718
176 192 192 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 98.863
175 208 208 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 98.921
174 151 151 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 99.980
173 202 202 Kerry Milner Bono AR 100.018
172 185 185 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 100.194
171 173 173 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 101.955
170 210 210 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 102.618
169 152 152 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 102.762
168 183 183 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 103.055
167 168 168 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 103.095
166 162 162 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 103.099
165 157 157 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 103.268
164 166 166 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 104.085
163 184 184 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 104.433
162 154 154 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 104.819
161 187 187 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 104.889
160 153 153 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 105.377
159 120 120 Andy Young Mound MN 105.446
158 170 170 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 105.603
157 136 136 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 105.743
156 160 160 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 105.922
155 150 150 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 106.423
154 179 179 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 107.434
153 161 161 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 108.097
152 142 142 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 108.596
151 140 140 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 111.372
150 172 172 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 111.537
149 139 139 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 111.717
148 123 123 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 111.803
147 147 147 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 112.032
146 127 127 Clayton Batts Macon GA 112.116
145 165 165 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 112.323
144 181 181 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 112.709
143 155 155 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 112.855
142 158 158 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 113.687
141 134 134 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 113.888
140 146 146 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 114.143
139 133 133 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 114.768
138 143 143 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 115.162
137 141 141 Brian Latimer Belton SC 115.352
136 129 129 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 115.631
135 130 130 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 116.186
134 135 135 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 116.261
133 137 137 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 116.958
132 138 138 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Mercury 117.253
131 118 118 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 117.364
130 125 125 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 118.036
129 93 93 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 118.044
128 119 119 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 118.303
127 122 122 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 119.650
126 132 132 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 119.857
125 121 121 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 120.249
124 156 156 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 120.429
123 126 126 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 120.548
122 144 144 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 120.757
121 115 115 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 121.658
120 117 117 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 122.679
119 72 72 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 122.840
118 131 131 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 122.948
117 145 145 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 123.124
116 113 113 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 123.450
115 124 124 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 123.791
114 114 114 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 123.805
113 108 108 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 123.933
112 116 116 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 124.307
111 104 104 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 125.635
110 103 103 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 125.964
109 57 57 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 126.178
108 94 94 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 126.312
107 98 98 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 127.200
106 85 85 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 127.583
105 89 89 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 127.643
104 95 95 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 127.747
103 100 100 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 128.186
102 128 128 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 128.297
101 101 101 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 128.343
100 74 74 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 128.371
99 105 105 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 128.626
98 99 99 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 128.706
97 112 112 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 128.721
96 111 111 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 129.652
95 62 62 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 131.229
94 86 86 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 131.968
93 97 97 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 132.302
92 91 91 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 132.523
91 82 82 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.569
90 64 64 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 132.812
89 70 70 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 132.908
88 76 76 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 133.183
87 96 96 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 133.243
86 66 66 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.440
85 107 107 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 134.967
84 87 87 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 135.007
83 102 102 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 135.449
82 67 67 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 135.730
81 90 90 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 135.844
80 37 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 136.176
79 109 109 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 136.661
78 80 80 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 136.737
77 83 83 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 137.054
76 92 92 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 137.057
75 110 110 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 137.565
74 65 65 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.576
73 51 51 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 137.826
72 69 69 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 138.061
71 73 73 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 138.407
70 106 106 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 138.789
69 60 60 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 139.362
68 50 50 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 139.762
67 81 81 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 139.948
66 78 78 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 140.692
65 55 55 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 140.778
64 54 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 141.329
63 75 75 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 141.580
62 149 149 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 141.600
61 61 61 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 141.888
60 77 77 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 142.402
59 84 84 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 142.491
58 47 47 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 142.533
57 79 79 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 142.636
56 68 68 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 143.777
55 52 52 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 143.912
54 58 58 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 144.428
53 44 44 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 144.997
52 56 56 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 145.482
51 45 45 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 145.714
50 41 41 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 146.092
49 63 63 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 146.249
48 48 48 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 146.741
47 88 88 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 146.842
46 53 53 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 146.952
45 59 59 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 147.663
44 71 71 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 147.706
43 40 40 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 147.951
42 42 42 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 148.216
41 34 34 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 148.442
40 32 32 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 148.748
39 33 33 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 149.482
38 31 31 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 150.556
37 39 39 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 150.880
36 30 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 151.005
35 27 27 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 151.242
34 35 35 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 152.340
33 49 49 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 154.004
32 36 36 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 154.739
31 46 46 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 157.043
30 29 29 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 157.413
29 43 43 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 157.695
28 21 21 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 158.408
27 38 38 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 158.717
26 25 25 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 159.774
25 26 26 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 160.627
24 22 22 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 161.170
23 19 19 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 162.004
22 23 23 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 163.746
21 12 12 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 164.535
20 20 20 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 164.761
19 13 13 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 165.822
18 28 28 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 166.879
17 10 10 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 167.940
16 5 5 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 168.373
15 18 18 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 168.628
14 16 16 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 168.939
13 14 14 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 169.368
12 9 9 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 171.158
11 24 24 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 171.514
10 17 17 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 171.891
9 7 7 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 178.491
8 8 8 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 179.481
7 11 11 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 180.090
6 4 4 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 182.743
5 15 15 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 184.834
4 6 6 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 187.946
3 1 1 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 193.921
2 2 2 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 195.543
1 3 3 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 199.152

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 - 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.
  • 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 percent in all regular-season events. No bonuses are given for league Angler of the Year awards, points or standings because that data is 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 circuit are not at a disadvantage verus 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 year cycle), 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 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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