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Updated: 9/3/2019

Wheeler, Evers Gain Separation

MLF Bass Pro Tour anglers Jacob Wheeler and Edwin Evers have opened up a considerable gap between themselves and everyone else in the newest edition of the BassFan World Rankings.

Wheeler, who finished 19th in the recent BPT Redcrest Championship, retained the No. 1 position. Evers, the Redcrest winner and also the circuit's initial Angler of the Year, stayed in the No. 2 slot, but gained almost 9 points from the previous edition.

Jamie Hartman jumped 11 places to 3rd with his second Bassmaster Elite Series win of the season at Cayuga Lake. Jacob Powroznik and Ott DeFoe round out the top 5.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Aaron Martens, Jordan Lee, Brent Ehrler, John Cox and Brandon Palaniuk.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Fort Gibson Lake Elite Series, set for Sept. 19-22.

Current Rankings - 9/3/2019

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
367 367 324 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.016
366 366 264 Bill Day Frankfort KY 4.257
364 364 323 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
363 363 322 Jay Brainard Enid OK 7.748
362 362 319 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 8.261
361 361 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 9.823
360 360 286 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 13.040
359 359 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 17.116
358 358 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 19.832
357 357 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 22.458
356 354 317 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 24.312
355 355 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 25.552
354 353 247 Dean Alexander Florence TX 26.075
353 356 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 26.443
352 352 318 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 27.218
351 350 312 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 27.419
350 351 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 27.589
349 349 295 Harry Moore Valley AL 27.729
348 345 253 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 29.537
347 348 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 30.544
346 346 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 31.702
345 347 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 32.446
344 343 257 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 32.591
343 344 309 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 32.921
342 342 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 33.414
341 340 302 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 34.693
340 341 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 34.903
339 339 299 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 38.174
338 338 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 39.067
337 336 296 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 39.462
336 337 238 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 39.522
335 331 314 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 41.013
334 334 232 Keith Bryan Novato CA 41.598
333 329 219 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 41.604
332 333 237 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 41.789
331 335 Randy Despino Colfax LA 42.599
330 330 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 43.253
329 332 313 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 43.564
328 325 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 45.640
327 328 292 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 45.836
326 323 226 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 46.066
325 320 217 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 46.387
324 326 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 46.493
323 322 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 46.775
322 327 290 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 47.226
321 319 220 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 47.529
320 324 Robert Case Point TX 47.884
319 321 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 48.383
318 317 222 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 49.045
317 316 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 49.082
316 318 284 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 50.062
315 315 289 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 50.858
314 314 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 51.377
313 308 173 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 52.678
312 307 283 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 53.012
311 305 190 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 53.898
310 312 276 David Nichol Gainesville GA 54.237
309 309 206 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 54.769
308 302 191 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 54.830
307 306 281 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 55.295
306 296 272 David Larson Mound MN 56.233
305 301 Cody Murray Nampa ID 56.508
304 299 Michael Matthee Centurion 57.893
303 297 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 58.212
302 295 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 58.777
301 298 270 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 59.180
300 289 Sam George Athens AL 59.575
299 293 Jonathan Canada Helena AL 59.838
298 290 Corey Neece Bristol TN 59.874
297 288 Jon Englund Farwell MN 60.303
296 283 262 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 60.757
295 286 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 61.298
294 287 252 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 61.392
293 285 227 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 61.394
292 284 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 61.517
291 279 259 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 64.209
290 278 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 64.852
289 280 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 65.112
288 276 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 65.137
287 273 244 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 65.835
286 313 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 66.787
285 272 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 66.893
284 274 Jacob Wall Jacksonville OR 67.093
283 271 258 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 68.039
282 269 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 68.432
281 270 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 68.762
280 310 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 69.095
279 267 282 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 70.142
278 311 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR 70.393
277 268 254 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 71.512
276 304 Frank Talley Temple TX 71.699
275 266 212 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 72.082
274 234 204 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 72.165
273 292 Rob Digh Denver NC 72.208
272 264 199 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 73.180
271 261 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 74.195
270 265 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 74.505
269 300 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 74.637
268 303 Ed Loughran III Richmond VA 74.795
267 254 82 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 75.110
266 252 218 Bob Morin Seymour TN 75.299
265 262 274 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 75.541
264 253 197 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 76.738
263 259 277 Eric Jackson Walling TN 77.119
262 256 221 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 78.229
261 263 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 78.384
260 258 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 78.574
259 251 261 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 78.745
258 260 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 79.572
257 257 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 80.438
256 275 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 80.818
255 249 256 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 80.910
254 248 268 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 81.138
253 247 298 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 81.169
252 282 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 81.479
251 277 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 81.694
250 239 148 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 81.823
249 236 177 Rex Huff Corbin KY 82.257
248 246 236 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 82.853
247 213 170 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 83.495
246 240 187 Clayton Batts Macon GA 84.049
245 237 205 Randy Haynes Ripley MS Ranger/Mercury 84.302
244 233 241 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 84.512
243 235 167 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 84.534
242 294 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA 84.852
241 241 214 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 84.915
240 227 225 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 85.025
239 242 255 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 85.282
238 244 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 85.284
237 245 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 85.708
236 238 301 David Wootton Collierville TN 85.871
235 291 Mike Huff Corbin KY 86.441
234 229 196 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 86.462
233 231 271 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 86.525
232 230 245 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 89.074
231 223 278 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 89.193
230 226 234 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 89.306
229 228 242 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 89.409
228 224 215 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 89.490
227 221 128 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 91.176
226 281 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 92.467
225 222 200 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 92.719
224 214 161 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 92.974
223 216 163 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 92.997
222 218 208 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 93.578
221 217 287 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 94.842
220 219 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 95.751
219 211 195 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 95.960
218 215 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 96.635
217 209 209 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 97.109
216 206 154 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 97.527
215 210 210 Andy Young Mound MN 97.613
214 203 143 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 97.646
213 250 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 97.913
212 205 305 Darrell Davis Dover FL 98.261
211 255 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 98.598
210 200 146 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 98.796
209 207 229 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 98.929
208 204 235 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 99.020
207 208 249 Cody Kelley Conway AR 99.320
206 201 211 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 100.596
205 202 159 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 100.644
204 220 166 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 100.888
203 193 77 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 101.442
202 212 188 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 101.556
201 191 179 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 102.883
200 195 178 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 103.534
199 197 160 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 104.004
198 232 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 105.042
197 185 303 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 105.169
196 243 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 105.186
195 184 248 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 105.326
194 181 228 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 105.569
193 199 203 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 105.633
192 196 172 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 105.658
191 182 162 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 106.301
190 189 149 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 106.312
189 187 180 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 106.972
188 188 157 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 107.069
187 186 251 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 107.253
186 179 144 Kerry Milner Bono AR 107.485
185 176 152 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 107.676
184 174 87 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 108.247
183 178 176 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 108.328
182 183 198 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.420
181 192 194 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 108.701
180 177 155 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 109.522
179 171 120 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 109.674
178 180 133 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 110.242
177 198 240 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 110.638
176 170 168 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 110.803
175 160 142 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 110.859
174 175 122 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 111.011
173 157 269 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 111.053
172 169 230 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 111.065
171 155 85 Jason Lambert Michie TN Triton/Evinrude 112.163
170 99 88 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 112.220
169 154 164 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 112.381
168 168 243 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 113.570
167 152 94 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 113.612
166 162 186 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 113.774
165 163 116 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 113.794
164 167 117 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 114.104
163 172 201 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 114.136
162 166 165 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 114.406
161 173 145 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 114.512
160 159 126 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 114.569
159 141 189 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 114.959
158 225 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 115.226
157 156 156 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 115.378
156 164 263 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 115.493
155 194 184 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 115.999
154 149 132 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 116.269
153 165 193 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 116.302
152 161 153 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 116.486
151 153 129 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 116.593
150 147 147 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 116.641
149 145 64 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 116.752
148 90 109 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 117.149
147 146 174 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 117.829
146 142 140 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 118.026
145 151 181 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 118.978
144 190 202 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 119.009
143 158 223 Tom Redington Royse City TX 119.362
142 148 135 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 119.642
141 150 192 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 120.618
140 144 150 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 120.741
139 143 294 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 122.068
138 134 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 122.265
137 116 100 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 122.549
136 132 114 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 122.647
135 137 118 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 123.493
134 139 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 123.690
133 127 91 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 124.156
132 128 123 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 124.180
131 114 83 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 124.548
130 121 112 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 124.695
129 126 98 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 124.859
128 125 104 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 125.045
127 130 108 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 125.112
126 113 58 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 125.213
125 135 175 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 125.817
124 138 151 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 126.124
123 122 127 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 126.355
122 140 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 126.574
121 136 182 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 126.813
120 120 60 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 127.132
119 107 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 127.137
118 129 84 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 127.282
117 123 131 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 127.380
116 118 103 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 127.885
115 117 125 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 128.114
114 133 158 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 128.204
113 100 62 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 128.474
112 115 57 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 128.607
111 106 115 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 128.952
110 124 169 Josh Douglas Mound MN 129.361
109 96 26 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 129.445
108 101 81 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 129.466
107 119 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 129.956
106 102 138 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 130.201
105 109 113 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 130.397
104 110 124 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 130.592
103 105 65 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 131.070
102 112 121 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 132.148
101 108 233 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 132.177
100 131 239 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 132.681
99 98 69 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.092
98 37 36 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 133.159
97 97 89 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 133.664
96 111 110 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 134.035
95 103 139 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 134.993
94 94 136 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 137.450
93 93 90 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 137.722
92 95 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 138.270
91 88 72 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 138.294
90 81 30 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 138.411
89 85 141 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 138.760
88 78 95 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 139.516
87 91 49 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 139.730
86 87 105 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 140.233
85 80 74 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 140.562
84 79 86 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 140.567
83 104 107 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 141.598
82 84 216 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 141.775
81 89 224 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 142.805
80 66 93 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 143.932
79 75 68 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 143.990
78 86 213 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 144.010
77 92 207 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 144.446
76 70 59 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 146.398
75 77 70 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 146.480
74 69 45 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 146.590
73 72 97 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 147.887
72 74 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 147.923
71 64 80 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 148.132
70 67 52 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 148.220
69 61 8 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 148.250
68 62 37 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 148.486
67 65 78 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 148.553
66 73 102 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 149.070
65 56 34 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 149.810
64 76 183 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 149.819
63 52 6 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 150.435
62 71 61 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 151.751
61 82 137 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 151.791
60 58 56 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 152.114
59 59 130 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 153.074
58 83 53 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 153.476
57 60 119 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 153.653
56 43 35 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 154.062
55 50 41 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 154.387
54 51 63 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 156.699
53 31 5 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 157.399
52 54 99 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 157.429
51 41 39 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 157.445
50 49 185 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 157.722
49 53 76 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 157.849
48 38 33 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 159.224
47 57 50 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 159.256
46 68 73 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 159.437
45 63 79 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 159.674
44 46 55 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 161.668
43 44 92 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 163.105
42 55 38 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 163.854
41 47 67 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 165.279
40 48 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 165.367
39 32 75 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 165.998
38 40 48 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 166.041
37 39 46 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 166.190
36 34 9 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 166.913
35 19 4 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 167.021
34 45 23 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 167.025
33 42 101 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 167.120
32 25 7 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 167.585
31 30 32 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 168.010
30 27 66 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 168.075
29 3 43 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 170.764
28 33 17 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 171.065
27 36 44 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 171.118
26 18 19 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 172.600
25 23 21 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 173.298
24 28 14 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 173.486
23 21 31 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 173.549
22 24 10 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 173.717
21 20 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 173.979
20 22 106 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 174.979
19 29 71 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 175.247
18 15 13 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 175.403
17 26 27 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 175.462
16 35 47 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 176.307
15 17 40 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 178.780
14 16 42 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 179.768
13 13 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Ranger/Mercury 180.183
12 9 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 183.635
11 12 54 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 184.382
10 11 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 186.273
9 4 24 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 186.332
8 10 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 186.444
7 6 22 Jordan Lee Grant AL Ranger/Yamaha 187.193
6 5 11 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 188.024
5 7 16 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 191.030
4 8 28 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 193.830
3 14 25 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 194.367
2 2 29 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 208.065
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 214.742

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.



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  • 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.
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  • 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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