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Updated: 2/14/2018

Christie Returns To No. 1

Jason Christie has moved back into the No. 1 position in the BassFan World Rankings for the first time since early 2015.

The Oklahoman moved up one slot in the newest edition, which takes in last week's Bassmaster Elite Series season opener at Alabama's Lake Martin. Previous kingpin Jacob Wheeler dropped to 3rd while Brandon Palaniuk, who was the top-ranked competitor at the end of 2017, inched up to 2nd.

"It's good to be back," said Christie, who last week became just the fifth angler to win $1 million with both B.A.S.S. and FLW. "It seems like the last couple years I've been around there, but I was never able to get to the top.

"Everybody who's been there recently seems to have had a hard time staying for very long, so hopefully it's not a jinx to be there."

None of the top 3 set the water on fire at Martin Christie's 36th-place finish was the best among the trio while Palaniuk (72nd) and Wheeler (95th) both missed the 51st-place money cut.

Reigning Classic champion Jordan Lee, also a non-money finisher at Martin, held onto the No. 5 slot in the new edition. The remainder of the top 10 consists of Ott DeFoe, Bryan Thrift, Kevin VanDam, Mark Rose, Keith Combs and Greg Hackney.

Takahiro Omori, the winner at Martin, jumped 64 places to 26th.

The next tournament that will impact the Rankings is the Harris Chain FLW Tour, set for Feb. 22-25.

Current Rankings - 2/14/2018

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
95 95 62 Chris Zaldain Laughlin NV Skeeter/Yamaha 130.721
348 343 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 5.593
155 159 120 Andy Young Mound MN 106.827
182 185 188 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Ranger/Mercury 96.823
233 234 226 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 66.929
361 355 David Wootton Collierville TN 1.200
104 96 111 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 128.208
218 207 227 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 76.799
212 215 223 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 82.972
81 81 90 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 134.979
58 54 58 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 144.629
113 117 145 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 122.804
163 164 166 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 103.689
80 124 156 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 135.015
356 349 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 3.589
176 178 169 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 98.813
338 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 8.565
3 1 3 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 185.375
293 283 253 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 24.138
41 34 35 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 152.684
247 252 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 59.399
352 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 4.805
202 200 218 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 88.870
128 125 121 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 118.881
114 122 144 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 122.739
259 261 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.218
86 91 82 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 134.258
139 145 165 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 113.525
122 127 122 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 120.153
354 347 325 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 4.706
359 352 328 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 2.011
7 6 4 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 176.673
42 59 84 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 151.823
106 104 95 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 127.891
188 193 163 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 93.499
237 224 211 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 66.083
191 195 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 93.012
219 216 207 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 76.660
6 9 7 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 178.012
355 348 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 3.821
153 153 161 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 107.968
272 269 278 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 45.061
210 205 200 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 84.689
69 39 33 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 139.915
245 225 229 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 60.522
312 308 307 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 15.212
213 214 214 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 81.867
21 17 10 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 162.432
194 194 201 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 91.160
341 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 7.348
337 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 8.676
118 109 57 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 121.805
326 316 318 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 10.968
27 30 29 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 158.289
306 312 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 18.150
107 105 89 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 126.578
28 23 19 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 158.262
126 132 138 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuke 119.438
134 138 143 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 116.503
279 280 289 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 35.003
243 246 230 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 61.079
275 277 296 Bill Smith Burlington KY 41.507
336 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 8.897
103 101 101 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 128.258
187 182 182 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 95.076
198 201 204 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 90.779
270 271 290 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 46.009
211 212 193 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 84.017
309 306 298 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 16.142
150 156 160 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 110.674
129 126 132 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 118.765
347 336 323 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 5.643
11 11 24 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 171.327
76 75 110 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 138.430
362 356 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 1.045
46 46 53 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 149.357
165 161 187 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 103.354
99 92 91 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 130.012
8 7 11 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 175.442
117 115 124 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 122.073
37 58 47 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 153.348
280 278 251 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 34.758
132 120 117 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 116.891
127 119 72 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 119.342
199 202 194 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 89.892
97 93 97 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 130.496
25 29 43 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 158.972
133 130 125 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 116.740
65 55 52 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 140.818
154 160 153 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 107.125
240 244 233 Tom Redington Royse City TX 64.194
278 279 297 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 38.284
287 288 250 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 27.645
330 323 303 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 10.580
100 111 104 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 128.832
143 144 181 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 112.993
53 40 32 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 146.485
160 157 136 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 105.157
123 110 103 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 119.921
40 33 49 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 152.837
125 140 146 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 119.495
260 257 293 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 51.872
146 133 137 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 112.506
2 3 1 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 188.114
51 56 68 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 147.493
214 213 236 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 80.849
26 90 64 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 158.496
222 231 235 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 75.889
77 74 65 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 138.195
140 143 155 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 113.454
238 227 231 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 66.078
316 322 David Nichol Gainesville GA 13.148
296 291 264 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 22.328
255 255 244 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 56.029
20 18 28 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 162.977
148 147 147 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 112.329
94 78 80 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 130.865
181 183 174 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 96.862
82 84 87 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 134.963
90 87 96 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 132.694
130 131 118 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 117.835
244 249 284 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 60.937
93 98 99 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 131.584
251 254 302 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 58.124
200 197 180 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 89.426
343 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 7.238
265 270 268 Bob Morin Seymour TN 49.372
105 102 128 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 128.061
17 16 5 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 164.697
168 166 162 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 101.851
274 276 291 Harry Moore Valley AL 41.531
283 301 294 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 30.822
175 186 190 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 99.337
68 94 86 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 140.236
142 135 130 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 113.049
84 64 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 134.806
248 239 234 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 59.283
136 139 133 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 115.006
173 173 202 Kerry Milner Bono AR 100.247
12 10 17 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 170.724
196 198 186 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 91.093
72 107 98 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 138.914
333 319 320 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 9.970
254 256 263 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 56.828
305 311 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 18.767
35 31 46 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 154.170
262 260 271 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 51.247
174 175 208 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 100.131
281 286 308 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 34.019
206 208 222 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 86.139
102 99 105 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 128.543
108 106 85 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 125.892
138 142 158 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 113.844
16 21 12 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 165.504
178 187 159 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 97.151
13 13 14 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 169.268
351 346 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 4.900
319 313 306 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 12.641
304 303 295 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 19.217
34 51 45 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 154.307
249 253 272 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 59.222
79 65 55 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 135.122
320 325 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 12.608
314 314 309 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 14.007
78 108 94 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 137.714
158 155 150 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 105.203
74 72 69 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 138.574
55 50 41 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 145.316
59 42 42 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 144.455
45 49 63 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 149.635
4 4 6 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 181.966
166 170 210 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 102.084
342 330 321 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 7.285
215 238 240 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 78.948
131 137 141 Brian Latimer Belton SC 117.690
339 335 David Larson Mound MN 8.446
54 57 79 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 145.610
116 121 115 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 122.563
23 20 20 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 160.629
203 203 205 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 88.530
264 266 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 49.891
110 97 112 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 125.020
149 148 123 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 111.143
184 189 175 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 96.223
111 103 100 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 124.636
276 272 225 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 41.178
186 184 178 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 95.596
241 229 212 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 61.820
60 52 56 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 143.837
31 28 21 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 157.485
121 118 131 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 120.218
171 171 173 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 100.543
234 232 238 Cody Kelley Conway AR 66.869
295 293 259 George Kapiton Inverness FL 23.341
152 141 134 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 108.382
357 350 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 3.281
151 151 140 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 109.701
66 61 61 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 140.551
44 36 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 149.758
88 83 102 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 133.888
73 63 75 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 138.727
317 304 300 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 12.929
208 211 197 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 85.307
141 149 139 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 113.207
91 71 73 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 131.970
226 228 239 Eric Jackson Walling TN 69.325
269 262 203 Ken Iyobe Aichi 48.181
302 302 287 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 19.770
33 32 36 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 155.485
286 297 316 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 28.260
360 353 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 1.893
177 176 192 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 98.589
288 287 256 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 27.447
190 196 191 Rex Huff Corbin KY 93.020
38 43 40 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 153.140
340 337 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 7.444
228 223 216 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 69.268
115 112 116 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 122.607
85 73 51 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 134.669
172 169 152 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 100.453
230 233 232 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 67.565
258 247 171 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 54.062
62 86 66 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 142.206
271 273 283 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 45.426
301 300 285 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 20.761
63 53 44 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 141.572
268 265 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 48.806
221 220 241 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR Nitro/Mercury 75.976
257 243 245 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 54.894
297 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 22.215
346 341 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 5.979
48 67 81 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 149.075
308 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 16.503
216 242 243 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 78.880
185 174 151 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 95.906
318 315 312 Michael Hall Annandale VA 12.871
321 326 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 12.531
10 12 9 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 172.208
109 100 74 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 125.622
197 192 177 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 90.863
329 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 10.667
170 165 157 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 100.713
205 204 189 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 86.306
162 158 170 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 104.805
252 258 280 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 57.240
298 290 267 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 21.830
291 289 258 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 24.635
324 328 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 12.069
358 351 Matt Garner Seminole OK 2.818
204 206 209 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 88.356
19 26 25 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 163.189
29 24 22 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 158.221
193 188 199 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 92.569
57 62 149 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 144.873
67 76 92 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 140.466
289 282 266 Travis Fox Lowell AR 26.339
267 268 292 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 48.970
87 89 70 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 134.078
32 22 23 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 156.986
266 267 276 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 49.294
36 37 39 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 153.512
18 14 16 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 164.602
290 284 246 Marcus Evans Angola IN 26.263
225 226 215 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 70.149
169 168 183 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 100.807
22 27 38 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 161.684
313 310 311 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 14.466
15 15 18 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 168.009
256 240 269 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 55.666
161 163 184 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 104.854
353 338 327 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 4.754
47 35 27 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 149.139
112 128 119 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 123.027
167 172 185 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 101.986
239 241 275 Josh Douglas Mound MN 64.979
157 154 179 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 106.184
335 329 314 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 9.617
327 331 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 10.835
246 250 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 60.519
192 190 198 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 92.973
303 299 282 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 19.462
201 199 196 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 89.067
5 8 8 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 181.090
195 181 195 Bill Day Frankfort KY 91.112
299 292 262 Tony Davis Williston FL 21.290
71 45 59 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 139.009
294 294 288 Darrell Davis Dover FL 23.827
159 162 154 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 105.162
89 85 107 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 133.202
43 44 71 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 151.701
242 248 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 61.598
124 136 129 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 119.533
92 88 76 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 131.690
325 320 322 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 11.194
52 41 34 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 146.562
70 66 78 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 139.456
331 318 317 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 10.337
261 263 286 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 51.326
307 309 304 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 16.609
39 79 109 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 153.060
9 5 15 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 173.986
180 191 167 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 96.862
334 333 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 9.679
49 38 31 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 149.053
164 152 142 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 103.452
30 47 88 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 157.686
220 218 228 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 76.438
1 2 2 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 193.005
61 48 48 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 143.807
263 264 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.020
284 285 254 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 30.349
98 116 113 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 130.360
311 305 305 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 16.010
345 339 Russell Cecil Willis TX 6.673
323 327 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 12.300
232 245 247 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 67.040
119 113 108 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 121.014
24 25 26 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 159.662
282 295 310 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 30.931
363 357 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 0.660
332 332 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 10.219
285 298 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 28.455
250 251 261 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 58.911
229 236 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 67.578
144 134 135 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 112.739
292 281 248 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 24.601
350 345 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 5.285
328 317 313 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 10.824
253 259 257 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 56.854
209 210 221 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 85.202
207 209 213 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 85.812
75 70 106 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 138.556
231 219 220 Jay Brainard Enid OK 67.507
310 307 301 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 16.100
322 324 Allen Boyd Salem IN 12.357
64 68 50 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 141.475
189 177 148 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 93.408
96 69 60 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 130.600
183 180 164 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 96.364
227 230 260 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 69.303
235 235 249 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 66.719
120 123 126 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 120.658
224 221 224 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 74.007
135 114 114 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 115.871
56 60 77 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 145.281
101 82 67 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 128.788
236 237 237 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 66.186
315 321 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 13.379
344 334 319 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 6.931
147 146 127 Clayton Batts Macon GA 112.459
273 275 299 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 43.553
50 77 83 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 148.232
137 129 93 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 114.660
179 179 206 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 96.894
217 217 219 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 77.066
349 344 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 5.516
14 19 13 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 169.195
83 80 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 134.866
300 296 279 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 21.205
277 274 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 40.523
223 222 242 Dean Alexander Florence TX 74.138
156 167 168 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 106.446
145 150 172 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 112.618

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