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Updated: 4/18/2019

Evers In Command

With a victory and three other top-7 finishes in the first four events of the MLF Bass Pro Tour's inaugural season, plus an 8th-place showing at the Bassmaster Classic, Edwin Evers has moved into the top slot in the newest edition of the BassFan World Rankings. It's the first time he's occupied the No. 1 position since May 2013.

The Oklahoman has a commanding 16-point lead over 2nd-place Jacob Wheeler, who was 2nd in both the Classic and the Raleigh BPT event. Jordan Lee, who was No. 1 in the last edition, dropped to 3rd, followed by Raleigh winner Jacob Powroznik and Brandon Palaniuk.

FLW Tour aces Bryan Thrift and Scott Martin lead the second half of the top 10, which is rounded out by Chris Johnston, Mark Daniels Jr. and Brent Ehrler.

Stetson Blaylock, the winner of last week's Winyah Bay Bassmaster Elite Series and the runner-up the previous week at Lake Hartwell, rocketed up 63 places to No. 23. Lake Chickamauga BPT winner Andy Morgan, whose spent long stretches at No. 1 in the rankings, climbed from 56th to 21st and Cherokee Lake FLW Tour winner Andrew Upshaw gained 14 positions to 77th.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Smith Lake BPT, which gets under way April 30.

Current Rankings - 4/18/2019

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
386 386 324 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354
385 385 320 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 2.128
384 365 306 Bill Smith Burlington KY 3.435
383 370 316 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 3.715
382 367 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 4.641
381 362 311 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 5.073
380 368 307 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 5.138
379 373 310 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 5.421
377 353 304 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 6.062
376 347 285 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 6.719
375 375 323 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
374 360 291 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 6.967
373 329 266 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 7.392
372 384 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 7.848
371 352 322 Jay Brainard Enid OK 7.850
370 336 279 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 7.953
369 334 280 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 8.449
368 342 275 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 8.479
367 346 293 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 9.005
366 335 288 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 9.837
365 328 267 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 10.983
364 310 246 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 11.872
363 380 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 12.286
362 323 265 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 12.933
361 376 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 13.955
360 383 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 15.025
359 306 264 Bill Day Frankfort KY 15.817
358 321 319 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 16.241
357 377 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 18.498
356 359 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 19.752
355 381 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 21.041
354 295 286 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 22.126
353 350 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 23.604
352 369 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 23.691
351 351 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 24.456
350 378 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 24.660
349 305 317 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 25.539
348 307 318 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 25.571
347 349 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 26.406
346 298 312 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 29.019
345 292 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 29.362
344 327 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 29.643
343 291 295 Harry Moore Valley AL 31.511
342 371 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 31.954
341 364 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 32.188
340 379 Randy Despino Colfax LA 32.528
339 374 Robert Case Point TX 33.367
338 294 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 33.738
337 296 309 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 33.928
336 333 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 34.814
335 372 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 34.836
334 343 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 34.936
333 345 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 35.380
332 355 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 35.633
331 356 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 36.368
330 322 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 36.395
329 344 Frank Talley Temple TX 36.802
328 288 302 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 38.659
327 320 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 39.171
326 361 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 39.180
325 289 299 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 39.741
324 293 313 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 40.163
323 267 253 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 40.555
322 314 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 40.749
321 330 Cody Murray Nampa ID 41.499
320 287 296 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 41.757
319 363 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 42.566
318 315 Mike Huff Corbin KY 42.606
317 348 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 43.178
316 331 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 43.864
315 308 Sam George Athens AL 43.961
314 339 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 44.255
313 286 292 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 44.292
312 354 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 45.631
311 340 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 45.771
310 266 247 Dean Alexander Florence TX 45.847
309 284 290 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 46.332
308 317 Rob Digh Denver NC 46.448
307 290 314 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 46.928
306 358 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 47.747
305 357 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 47.836
304 325 Corey Neece Bristol TN 47.959
303 338 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 48.203
302 303 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 48.808
301 312 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 48.892
300 269 257 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 49.314
299 324 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 50.144
298 279 281 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 50.468
297 318 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 50.862
296 311 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 51.416
295 366 Michael Matthee Centurion 51.450
294 313 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 51.530
293 262 238 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 51.772
292 337 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 52.323
291 319 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 52.439
290 265 227 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 52.488
289 316 Jon Englund Farwell MN 53.139
288 261 283 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 53.376
287 277 276 David Nichol Gainesville GA 53.872
286 332 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 53.932
285 301 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 54.190
284 297 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 54.517
283 300 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 54.561
282 274 272 David Larson Mound MN 57.066
281 272 270 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 57.137
280 275 254 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 57.350
279 268 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 57.646
278 304 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 58.013
277 341 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 58.149
276 280 289 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 58.230
275 283 277 Eric Jackson Walling TN 60.721
274 273 252 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 61.181
273 245 237 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 61.251
272 240 226 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 61.311
271 309 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 61.365
270 285 284 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 62.310
269 257 259 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.462
268 263 262 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 62.526
267 242 219 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 62.713
266 278 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 64.260
265 299 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 65.832
264 238 232 Keith Bryan Novato CA 66.445
263 239 222 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 68.018
262 282 298 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 68.547
261 271 274 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 69.129
260 326 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 69.206
259 244 244 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 70.068
258 232 220 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 71.278
257 270 256 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 71.580
256 276 258 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 72.387
255 224 217 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 72.456
254 229 199 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 72.458
253 254 221 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 72.794
252 302 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 73.194
251 255 268 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 74.393
250 281 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 74.700
249 205 206 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 75.623
248 241 241 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 76.127
247 259 255 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 77.135
246 207 190 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 78.438
245 199 282 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 78.611
244 186 191 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 79.443
243 236 242 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 81.504
242 219 212 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 81.575
241 191 173 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 81.642
240 234 218 Bob Morin Seymour TN 83.168
239 231 215 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 83.380
238 213 128 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 83.677
237 227 214 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 84.365
236 248 245 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 84.562
235 250 236 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 85.252
234 217 200 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 86.574
233 247 261 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 86.899
232 246 251 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 87.602
231 237 234 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 87.861
230 165 161 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 87.914
229 214 205 Randy Haynes Ripley MS Ranger/Mercury 88.837
228 220 187 Clayton Batts Macon GA 89.087
227 256 287 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 89.131
226 223 195 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 91.965
225 192 166 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 92.219
224 166 163 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 92.297
223 200 196 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 92.322
222 264 278 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 92.365
221 203 204 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 92.759
220 249 271 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 93.530
219 258 303 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 93.705
218 211 188 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 93.888
217 201 154 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 93.931
216 176 177 Rex Huff Corbin KY 94.635
215 185 167 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 94.648
214 226 249 Cody Kelley Conway AR 94.915
213 230 186 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 95.917
212 140 146 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 96.191
211 198 194 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 96.378
210 235 235 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 97.236
209 194 229 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 97.297
208 190 208 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 97.559
207 182 150 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 97.711
206 162 148 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 97.840
205 260 301 David Wootton Collierville TN 98.004
204 253 305 Darrell Davis Dover FL 98.167
203 170 159 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 98.395
202 197 160 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 98.421
201 188 202 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 98.472
200 177 176 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 99.215
199 212 179 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 99.460
198 169 211 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 100.810
197 168 209 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 101.650
196 172 162 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 101.939
195 216 248 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 102.512
194 164 170 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 102.711
193 202 168 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 102.787
192 243 210 Andy Young Mound MN 103.107
191 149 197 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 103.333
190 163 156 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 103.589
189 221 203 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 103.672
188 147 198 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 104.334
187 173 184 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 104.583
186 167 180 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 104.802
185 155 143 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 105.002
184 228 201 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 105.214
183 181 142 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 106.113
182 145 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 106.222
181 158 172 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 106.988
180 148 165 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 107.112
179 183 223 Tom Redington Royse City TX 107.471
178 178 225 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 107.768
177 157 157 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 108.051
176 129 117 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 108.260
175 209 178 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 108.289
174 222 243 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 108.524
173 152 155 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 109.038
172 184 228 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 109.070
171 218 192 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 109.217
170 196 240 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 109.487
169 96 82 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 109.716
168 233 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 109.965
167 124 139 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 110.230
166 131 116 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 111.456
165 159 152 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 111.597
164 215 269 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 111.793
163 180 145 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 111.826
162 252 263 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 111.864
161 210 153 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 112.396
160 160 151 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 112.591
159 174 149 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 113.460
158 208 182 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 113.684
157 189 175 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 114.064
156 153 144 Kerry Milner Bono AR 114.101
155 156 122 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 114.152
154 195 230 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 114.611
153 143 126 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 114.862
152 138 147 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 115.488
151 142 129 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 115.495
150 204 193 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 115.904
149 132 77 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 116.340
148 161 174 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 116.817
147 134 132 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 117.563
146 146 133 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 117.652
145 106 87 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 117.674
144 103 131 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 118.383
143 133 118 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 118.515
142 137 112 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 118.724
141 251 294 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 118.794
140 100 85 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 119.184
139 128 94 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 119.653
138 151 189 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 121.201
137 116 91 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 121.232
136 101 98 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 121.494
135 95 115 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 121.662
134 125 164 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 122.088
133 98 113 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 122.116
132 154 140 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 122.340
131 175 239 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 122.686
130 136 108 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 123.406
129 107 135 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 123.790
128 150 120 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 123.814
127 75 57 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 124.189
126 108 181 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 124.904
125 123 123 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 125.171
124 171 213 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 125.683
123 119 121 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 125.705
122 115 100 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 126.350
121 135 114 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 126.672
120 94 104 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 127.090
119 121 105 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 127.366
118 64 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 127.605
117 126 84 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 128.035
116 105 97 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 128.040
115 120 127 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 128.332
114 113 125 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 129.023
113 80 64 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 129.219
112 130 81 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 129.252
111 139 158 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 129.600
110 117 103 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 129.773
109 111 136 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 129.903
108 93 89 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 130.123
107 53 58 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 130.756
106 127 110 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 130.871
105 85 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 131.531
104 118 137 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 131.764
103 97 65 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 132.096
102 55 109 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 132.874
101 144 169 Josh Douglas Mound MN 132.884
100 99 79 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 133.231
99 89 88 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 133.519
98 114 102 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 134.054
97 193 216 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 134.058
96 79 107 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 134.520
95 122 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 134.721
94 141 207 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 135.051
93 73 62 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 135.363
92 206 233 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Skeeter/Yamaha 135.743
91 109 124 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 136.670
90 88 53 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 137.537
89 78 60 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 138.246
88 57 26 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 138.415
87 74 90 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 139.138
86 87 52 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 139.820
85 225 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 139.870
84 50 72 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 139.905
83 84 73 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 140.075
82 70 63 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 140.451
81 102 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 141.167
80 66 69 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 142.004
79 104 138 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 142.526
78 179 183 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 142.614
77 91 95 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 142.838
76 83 49 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 143.245
75 67 83 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 143.512
74 77 93 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 144.224
73 65 80 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 145.479
72 187 224 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 146.340
71 43 39 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 146.384
70 112 185 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 146.824
69 71 130 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 147.020
68 49 86 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 147.224
67 44 34 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 147.538
66 82 76 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 147.679
65 69 41 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 147.801
64 59 48 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 147.898
63 68 74 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 148.525
62 110 141 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 148.545
61 45 37 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 148.845
60 33 38 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 149.033
59 76 78 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 149.646
58 72 70 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 150.210
57 47 67 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 150.222
56 52 68 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 151.032
55 62 25 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 151.251
54 54 61 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 151.459
53 38 33 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 151.774
52 40 59 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 151.930
51 36 30 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 152.671
50 63 56 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 152.874
49 60 55 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 152.947
48 41 71 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 153.674
47 58 66 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 153.764
46 81 101 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 154.289
45 26 9 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 154.320
44 27 45 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 155.145
43 48 36 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 155.644
42 22 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 156.418
41 46 75 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 156.652
40 90 119 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 156.940
39 92 99 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 157.378
38 32 42 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 157.899
37 31 23 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 158.770
36 51 46 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 159.319
35 39 47 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 159.414
34 20 6 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 161.111
33 18 8 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 161.613
32 30 50 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 161.938
31 7 5 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamahal 163.701
30 28 35 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 163.932
29 29 32 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 164.018
28 24 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 164.385
27 42 40 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 164.934
26 61 92 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 165.064
25 35 44 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 166.541
24 23 21 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 166.991
23 86 106 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 166.991
22 16 17 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 167.389
21 56 31 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 168.421
20 8 7 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 168.841
19 37 43 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 169.038
18 12 19 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 169.943
17 15 11 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 170.992
16 17 24 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 171.957
15 21 16 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 172.183
14 25 27 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 172.371
13 11 10 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 173.015
12 9 4 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 173.038
11 19 54 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 174.364
10 6 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 174.596
9 14 14 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 175.558
8 4 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 175.986
7 10 13 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 177.264
6 3 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 180.047
5 13 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 180.241
4 34 28 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 186.567
3 1 22 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 187.469
2 5 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 189.160
1 2 29 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 205.328

About the World Rankings

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 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.


Until BassFan did it, no one produced a statistical, multi-year ranking system for professional bass fishing using results from the top tours. These are the MLF Bass Pro Tour, 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.



How

Here's a brief overview of what's involved in calculating the BassFan World Rankings. (For confidentiality reasons, the proprietary methodology won't be discussed in detail.)


  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level Bass Pro Tour, B.A.S.S. and FLW events. These events are the top competitions 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 versus 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).
  • 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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