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Updated: 3/5/2021

Wheeler's Lead Almost 35

Jacob Wheeler, the 3rd-place finisher at the recent Bass Pro Tour REDCREST Championship, has a lead of nearly 35 points in the newest edition of the BassFan World Rankings. Wheeler has occupied the top slot in the Rankings since the summer of 2019.

Justin Lucas is the new No. 2, supplanting Ott DeFoe, who dropped to 5th. Brandon Palaniuk and Jordan Lee occupy the Nos. 3 and 4 positions, respectively.

The remainder of the Top 10 consists of Andy Morgan, John Cox, Patrick Walters, Seth Feider and Mark Daniels Jr.

Jeff Gustafson, who won the recent Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at the Tennessee River, and REDCREST winner Dustin Connell both moved into the Top 15 (Gustafson is 12th and Connell 13th). Former No. 1 Greg Hackney made a big move to get back inside the Top 25 after Top-10 finishes in both of the first two Elite Series events of 2020.

Current Rankings - 3/5/2021

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
402 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 1.556
179 182 182 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 97.739
264 280 280 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 59.248
293 292 292 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 38.665
347 357 357 TR Andreas Kerrville TX 15.524
325 348 348 Travis Archer Covington WA 21.693
56 51 51 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 146.341
72 55 55 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 140.983
236 249 249 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 77.719
113 90 90 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 125.645
395 Tai Au Glendale AZ 3.333
76 59 59 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 140.778
36 25 25 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 156.658
209 203 203 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 88.394
222 227 227 Clayton Batts Macon GA 82.881
117 111 111 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 123.412
139 127 127 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 113.442
295 293 293 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 38.084
71 71 71 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 141.473
27 46 46 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 161.268
188 172 172 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 95.713
313 335 335 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 25.863
26 36 36 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 161.526
268 257 257 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 57.798
375 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 7.709
360 325 325 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 11.530
11 5 5 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 172.412
399 Mark Blevins Palatka FL 2.581
228 234 234 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 81.011
226 196 196 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 81.740
252 247 247 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 66.662
377 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 7.162
195 193 193 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 93.568
342 311 311 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 16.885
247 244 244 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 69.924
78 58 58 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 140.053
141 120 120 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 112.391
131 148 148 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 116.374
371 Josh Butler Hayden AL 9.076
343 316 316 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 16.876
378 363 363 Dennis Cameron Travelers Rest SC 6.822
193 169 169 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 94.424
28 18 18 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 159.919
210 218 218 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 88.268
58 70 70 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 146.020
201 202 202 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 91.591
338 315 315 Robert Case Point TX 18.022
320 286 286 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Skeeter/Yamaha 23.481
352 321 321 Russell Cecil Willis TX 14.129
298 300 300 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 34.535
39 38 38 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 155.737
309 305 305 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 27.839
61 80 80 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 145.051
74 88 88 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamahal 140.876
384 360 360 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 5.803
203 187 187 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 90.755
82 81 81 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 137.642
145 168 168 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 111.886
198 177 177 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 92.200
63 60 60 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 144.939
318 285 285 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 23.776
292 274 274 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 40.538
45 54 54 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 152.881
13 22 22 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 170.949
43 47 47 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 153.966
385 Justin O''Brian Cooper Zwolle LA 5.794
197 206 206 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 92.625
125 116 116 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 118.744
7 8 8 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 176.076
336 355 355 Preston Craig Philadelphia TN 18.115
263 272 272 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 59.718
306 328 328 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 29.237
97 109 109 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 132.198
212 185 185 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 87.163
10 17 17 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 172.967
389 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 4.974
181 155 155 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 97.473
65 77 77 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 142.973
185 188 188 Darrell Davis Dover FL 96.096
77 95 95 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 140.135
5 2 2 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 179.852
154 189 189 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 107.761
249 269 269 Randy Despino Colfax LA 69.259
221 215 215 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 82.947
152 159 159 Rob Digh Denver NC 107.792
118 117 117 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 121.480
332 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 19.476
266 259 259 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 57.852
246 254 254 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 70.315
231 213 213 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 79.661
257 243 243 Josh Douglas Mound MN 63.938
243 246 246 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 72.878
114 166 166 Bob Downey Hudson WI 124.643
123 121 121 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 119.881
17 30 30 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 166.734
374 359 359 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 8.330
341 313 313 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 16.916
156 143 143 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 107.347
16 19 19 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 167.139
90 115 115 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 133.854
182 192 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 97.098
237 209 209 Jon Englund Farwell MN 77.186
260 279 279 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 62.512
38 31 31 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 156.019
40 45 45 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 154.186
280 283 283 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 52.558
9 11 11 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 174.350
35 28 28 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 156.748
363 347 347 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 10.216
283 273 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 51.033
368 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 9.281
220 263 263 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH 83.553
339 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 17.922
52 41 41 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 148.317
211 222 222 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 87.257
272 258 258 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 56.491
166 190 190 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 103.857
157 142 142 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 107.160
372 346 346 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 8.597
70 102 102 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 141.548
261 267 267 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 60.166
370 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 9.202
387 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 5.521
190 184 184 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 94.715
277 297 297 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 54.514
270 255 255 Sam George Athens AL 57.230
258 294 294 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 63.611
176 179 179 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 98.957
254 250 250 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 66.065
162 165 165 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 105.430
354 323 323 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 13.363
140 137 137 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 113.219
34 24 24 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 156.878
12 57 57 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 171.092
23 68 68 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 163.210
340 317 317 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 17.009
241 241 241 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 74.957
329 301 301 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 20.200
104 91 91 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 128.912
311 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 27.375
110 98 98 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 126.300
289 299 299 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 41.520
31 20 20 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 158.367
217 211 211 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 85.605
155 176 176 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 107.674
55 66 66 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 146.487
391 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 4.359
369 Lawson Hibdon Versailles MO 9.213
200 194 194 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 91.689
215 237 237 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 86.503
183 161 161 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 96.998
172 201 201 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 100.871
186 173 173 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 95.888
253 264 264 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 66.443
133 140 140 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 115.557
355 318 318 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 12.505
265 253 253 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 58.223
127 118 118 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 118.112
68 94 94 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 141.833
383 Cody Huff Ava MO 5.927
79 84 84 Mike Huff Corbin KY 139.322
356 327 327 Rex Huff Corbin KY 12.122
316 339 339 Roger Hughes Bartlesville OK 23.873
239 207 207 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 76.474
322 330 330 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 22.747
95 63 63 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 132.397
358 326 326 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 11.989
107 158 158 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 128.120
267 266 266 Eric Jackson Walling TN 57.840
357 338 338 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 12.116
122 122 122 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 119.945
100 92 92 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 131.708
362 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 11.195
37 23 23 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 156.267
14 9 9 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 169.019
15 26 26 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 168.844
81 75 75 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 138.346
353 329 329 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 13.649
366 351 351 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 9.426
153 160 160 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 107.773
344 Jim Neece Jr Bristol TN 16.357
330 296 296 Cody Kelley Conway AR 20.070
376 349 349 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 7.348
54 78 78 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 147.018
286 268 268 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 48.203
333 Kenta Kimura Osaka 18.826
381 Danny Kirk Bartow GA Ranger 6.410
164 156 156 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 104.368
205 212 212 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 90.671
398 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 2.786
103 103 103 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 129.711
147 149 149 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 109.864
108 167 167 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 127.043
189 163 163 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 95.074
19 32 32 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 164.599
379 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 6.820
32 74 74 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 157.900
106 105 105 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 128.612
262 260 260 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 59.965
192 195 195 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 94.462
350 319 319 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 14.626
146 145 145 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 110.650
244 229 229 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 72.480
4 6 6 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 181.203
102 104 104 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 129.942
109 106 106 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 126.967
75 64 64 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 140.874
48 48 48 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 151.495
388 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 5.418
173 170 170 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 99.846
86 67 67 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 136.932
44 40 40 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 153.349
93 107 107 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 133.296
51 72 72 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 149.743
69 62 62 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 141.712
279 282 282 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 53.859
2 4 4 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 191.467
305 324 324 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 29.989
290 320 320 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 41.215
365 343 343 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 9.854
115 69 69 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 124.462
299 336 336 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 34.390
187 216 216 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 95.871
232 262 262 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 79.091
301 281 281 Michael Matthee Centurion 33.343
269 232 232 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 57.748
275 252 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 54.971
161 152 152 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 105.615
281 270 270 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 52.404
178 219 219 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 98.526
175 205 205 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 99.154
174 181 181 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 99.635
367 353 353 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 9.394
307 334 334 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 28.177
66 112 112 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 142.411
256 251 251 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 64.227
67 37 37 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 142.079
302 341 341 Colby Miller Elmer LA 32.839
177 178 178 Kerry Milner Bono AR 98.591
120 144 144 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 120.522
245 226 226 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 71.843
138 124 124 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 114.029
149 114 114 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 109.314
60 39 39 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 145.429
136 132 132 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 114.752
390 361 361 Harry Moore Valley AL 4.500
6 10 10 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 177.325
84 82 82 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 137.251
359 332 332 Bob Morin Seymour TN 11.780
308 331 331 Jake Morris McKee KY 27.854
194 183 183 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 93.721
225 214 214 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 82.269
230 245 245 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 79.868
25 27 27 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 162.167
170 171 171 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 101.609
80 49 49 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 138.717
33 14 14 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 157.608
297 278 278 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 36.300
337 307 307 Cody Murray Nampa ID 18.029
119 126 126 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 121.306
121 146 146 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 120.510
294 337 337 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 38.127
24 29 29 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 162.598
285 298 298 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 48.467
219 240 240 Corey Neece Bristol TN 84.235
99 79 79 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 131.765
288 Bryan New Belmont NC 42.837
204 224 224 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 90.680
310 345 345 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 27.614
199 210 210 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 91.756
287 284 284 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 45.301
284 314 314 Lane Olson Tigard OR 50.308
22 16 16 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 163.722
300 342 342 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 33.789
238 220 220 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 77.164
57 56 56 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 146.024
3 3 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 182.657
73 61 61 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 140.927
148 133 133 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 109.460
304 333 333 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 31.482
331 352 352 Tyson Patrick Midland TX 19.991
324 344 344 David Perdue Wirtz VA 21.712
128 135 135 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 118.036
382 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 6.068
85 76 76 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 137.153
96 93 93 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 132.208
144 128 128 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 111.994
235 271 271 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 78.095
314 289 289 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 25.233
50 13 13 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 150.183
171 157 157 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 101.597
87 97 97 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 135.356
327 KJ Queen Catawba NC 20.501
364 Randy Ramsey Ceresco MI Ranger/Mercury 9.896
351 322 322 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 14.622
361 354 354 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 11.515
227 236 236 Tom Redington Royse City TX 81.600
229 239 239 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 80.094
180 191 191 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 97.511
251 261 261 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 67.467
49 96 96 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 150.798
137 134 134 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 114.703
335 306 306 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 18.230
386 Kevin Riney Jonesboro AR 5.726
124 125 125 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 119.639
223 197 197 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 82.645
317 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 23.868
151 131 131 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 108.289
403 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 1.488
282 265 265 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 51.952
134 129 129 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 115.533
20 12 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 164.046
21 34 34 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 163.976
248 230 230 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 69.904
98 100 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 132.046
380 358 358 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 6.640
207 242 242 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 88.825
191 225 225 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 94.599
213 175 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 87.107
326 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 21.364
105 130 130 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 128.644
319 312 312 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 23.770
92 110 110 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 133.468
135 139 139 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 114.884
393 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 3.538
168 174 174 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 103.147
315 340 340 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 24.128
46 44 44 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 152.215
30 52 52 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 158.427
224 231 231 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 82.596
276 248 248 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 54.753
233 221 221 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 79.078
259 256 256 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 63.078
184 199 199 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 96.398
129 136 136 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 117.146
165 150 150 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 104.326
18 7 7 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 165.824
150 162 162 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 109.083
160 180 180 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 105.724
401 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 1.624
321 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 23.390
62 53 53 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 144.988
345 350 350 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 16.291
159 154 154 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 106.731
278 290 290 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 53.968
88 85 85 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 134.617
142 123 123 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 112.193
101 89 89 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 131.114
206 235 235 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 88.874
91 99 99 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 133.778
158 151 151 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 107.082
42 50 50 Frank Talley Temple TX 154.054
53 43 43 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 147.510
348 308 308 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 15.512
41 33 33 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.144
373 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 8.529
271 275 275 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 56.749
250 238 238 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 69.104
214 233 233 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 86.983
323 287 287 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 22.162
273 309 309 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 56.368
116 113 113 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 123.704
64 65 65 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 144.086
126 87 87 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 118.438
216 186 186 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 86.139
132 119 119 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 115.714
143 153 153 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 112.187
8 15 15 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 174.463
396 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 3.128
218 200 200 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 85.289
255 276 276 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 65.192
167 164 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 103.451
169 141 141 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 102.414
163 147 147 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 104.841
111 101 101 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 125.807
202 198 198 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 91.184
83 138 138 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 137.561
47 42 42 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 152.116
89 83 83 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 134.245
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 226.157
29 35 35 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 159.216
303 302 302 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 32.683
334 304 304 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 18.787
397 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 2.923
130 108 108 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 116.442
196 208 208 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 93.269
291 295 295 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 41.210
312 277 277 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 26.811
208 204 204 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 88.699
94 73 73 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 133.175
349 310 310 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 15.352
242 228 228 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 73.921
392 Jason Wilson Lincolnton NC 3.744
328 303 303 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 20.216
346 356 356 Chance Woodard Paris TX 15.610
240 223 223 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 75.086
296 291 291 David Wootton Collierville TN 37.329
274 288 288 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 55.328
112 86 86 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 125.735
394 Steve York Bronson MI 3.402
234 217 217 Andy Young Mound MN 78.949
59 21 21 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 145.854

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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