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Updated: 5/22/2017

Wheeler No. 1 For First Time

Former Forrest Wood Cup champion Jacob Wheeler's 3rd-place finish at the Bassmaster Texas Fest at Sam Rayburn Reservoir has bumped the Indiana pro to the top of the BassFan World Rankings for the first time. He swapped spots with former kingpin Bryan Thrift, whose 59th-place showing at the Mississippi River FLW Tour was by far his worst of the season.

"This is so crazy," the 26-year-old Wheeler said when informed of his ascension to the top slot. "It's always been a goal of mine, but I didn't expect it to happen that quick.

"This is a huge deal to me. It's almost better than winning Cherokee (which he did earlier this year). That's how excited I am."

Reigning FLW Angler of the Year Andy Morgan, who was 3rd at the Mississippi, gained two spots to 3rd in this edition of the Rankings. Bassmaster competitors Ott DeFoe and Classic champion Jordan Lee round out the top 5. The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Lake Dardanelle Bassmaster Elite Series, set to start June 2.

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Current Rankings - 5/22/2017

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 2 10 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 202.931
2 1 4 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 201.093
3 5 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 198.026
4 6 27 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 194.278
5 7 13 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 193.861
6 35 28 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 193.229
7 12 21 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 191.434
8 3 43 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 190.251
9 21 1 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 188.991
10 4 6 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 188.695
11 14 17 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 184.585
12 9 5 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 181.426
13 10 7 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 179.819
14 11 14 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 179.378
15 13 12 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 179.055
16 8 24 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 178.677
17 15 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 177.805
18 16 3 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 173.545
19 32 31 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 172.133
20 37 35 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 171.624
21 46 47 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 171.492
22 49 51 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 170.819
23 58 53 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 170.073
24 17 11 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 169.959
25 27 45 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 168.168
26 34 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 167.938
27 33 29 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 167.504
28 39 33 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 166.984
29 57 22 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 166.780
30 20 16 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 166.771
31 28 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 165.300
32 59 48 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 163.934
33 41 82 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 163.924
34 29 20 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 163.816
35 18 26 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 163.807
36 48 57 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 163.645
37 19 25 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 161.405
38 43 37 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 161.377
39 52 68 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 161.174
40 44 23 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 160.510
41 23 9 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 159.680
42 22 19 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 158.920
43 36 38 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 158.545
44 55 55 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 157.868
45 62 64 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 157.488
46 63 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 156.638
47 64 50 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 156.183
48 24 34 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 156.012
49 31 8 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 155.449
50 25 44 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 153.598
51 47 69 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 153.496
52 115 197 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 153.412
53 56 61 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 153.066
54 61 39 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 150.616
55 26 15 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 150.543
56 42 46 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 149.402
57 38 18 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 149.008
58 66 56 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 148.911
59 45 59 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 148.296
60 54 60 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 148.171
61 30 36 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 147.829
62 73 83 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 146.449
63 69 74 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 145.867
64 51 42 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 145.298
65 67 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 145.214
66 146 201 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 144.123
67 40 58 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 143.830
68 103 66 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 143.818
69 71 63 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 143.006
70 50 67 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 142.795
71 53 52 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 142.553
72 75 96 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 141.752
73 77 70 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 141.750
74 65 40 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 141.471
75 68 62 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 141.143
76 60 84 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 140.659
77 82 120 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 138.998
78 98 87 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 138.732
79 101 92 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 138.547
80 94 78 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 137.375
81 172 226 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 136.662
82 90 73 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 136.086
83 112 126 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 136.034
84 80 141 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 135.437
85 118 116 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 135.231
86 95 102 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 134.341
87 85 90 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 133.554
88 105 115 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 133.524
89 129 147 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.375
90 70 71 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 133.373
91 107 101 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 133.058
92 102 98 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.870
93 74 97 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 132.758
94 92 80 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 132.685
95 76 132 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 132.561
96 79 94 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 132.134
97 211 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 131.982
98 120 89 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 131.632
99 127 160 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 131.398
100 97 81 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 131.319
101 158 254 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 130.928
102 111 123 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 130.692
103 81 117 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 130.637
104 83 85 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 130.340
105 132 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 129.376
106 84 150 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 128.657
107 208 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 128.295
108 199 229 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 127.708
109 140 215 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 127.513
110 86 72 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 127.208
111 113 114 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 127.133
112 163 213 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 127.105
113 106 95 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 127.030
114 125 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 126.863
115 108 110 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 126.202
116 141 93 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 125.978
117 78 128 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 125.724
118 91 113 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 125.696
119 114 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 125.523
120 100 131 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 124.538
121 99 76 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 124.495
122 121 142 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 124.171
123 122 107 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 123.211
124 109 88 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 122.045
125 117 105 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 121.622
126 89 77 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 121.119
127 149 155 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 120.799
128 88 136 Clayton Batts Macon GA 120.657
129 87 104 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 120.641
130 123 124 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 120.614
131 144 152 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 120.038
132 96 49 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 118.860
133 119 103 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 118.716
134 152 121 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 118.656
135 135 109 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 118.441
136 153 122 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 117.596
137 209 240 Brian Latimer Belton SC 117.407
138 154 181 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 117.266
139 130 86 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 117.016
140 175 75 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 116.759
141 110 135 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 115.652
142 72 129 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 115.432
143 131 99 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 113.849
144 181 234 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 113.174
145 137 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 112.672
146 229 299 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 112.266
147 142 173 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 112.127
148 145 138 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 110.992
149 187 206 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 110.903
150 136 144 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 110.225
151 147 170 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 109.906
152 93 65 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 109.821
153 148 145 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 109.759
154 104 91 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 109.578
155 124 143 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 109.319
156 198 227 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 108.887
157 176 189 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 108.344
158 192 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 108.048
159 143 179 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 106.947
160 139 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 106.905
161 159 168 Ken Iyobe Aichi 106.727
162 128 108 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 106.462
163 217 274 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 106.132
164 166 161 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 106.088
165 214 263 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 105.793
166 126 165 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 105.644
167 156 162 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 104.654
168 180 130 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 104.601
169 157 154 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 104.414
170 116 79 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 104.018
171 191 217 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 103.686
172 178 212 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 103.538
173 237 271 Andy Young Mound MN 103.337
174 218 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 103.091
175 215 257 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 102.975
176 193 159 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 102.769
177 164 174 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 102.699
178 202 237 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 101.392
179 150 137 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 101.319
180 207 228 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 101.059
181 171 178 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 100.844
182 165 158 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 100.447
183 174 202 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 100.239
184 133 172 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 99.577
185 168 184 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 98.775
186 203 148 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 97.755
187 206 182 Kerry Milner Bono AR 96.843
188 173 127 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 96.301
189 161 169 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 96.113
190 224 205 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 95.740
191 248 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 95.076
192 225 255 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Mercury 93.725
193 151 139 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 93.630
194 212 222 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 92.976
195 170 112 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 92.807
196 201 157 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 92.491
197 185 176 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 92.452
198 177 151 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 91.992
199 204 187 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 91.893
200 188 193 Rex Huff Corbin KY 90.841
201 210 207 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 90.568
202 182 166 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 90.089
203 200 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 89.021
204 186 167 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 88.603
205 196 125 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 87.643
206 228 266 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 86.376
207 134 106 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 85.418
208 183 190 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 85.131
209 190 186 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 84.689
210 301 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 83.925
211 258 306 Bill Day Frankfort KY 82.764
212 138 149 Marcus Evans Angola IN 82.611
213 223 219 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 82.426
214 205 196 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 82.385
215 194 183 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 80.956
216 195 118 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 80.421
217 184 185 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 80.180
218 219 223 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 79.981
219 213 191 Tom Redington Royse City TX 79.741
220 251 284 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 79.739
221 155 133 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 79.436
222 221 246 Jay Brainard Enid OK 78.883
223 216 188 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 78.641
224 284 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 77.493
225 160 153 Tony Davis Williston FL 76.500
226 235 244 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 75.974
227 162 156 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 75.715
228 169 163 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 75.325
229 167 171 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 74.368
230 270 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 74.123
231 273 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 71.919
232 269 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 70.672
233 252 298 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 70.607
234 253 302 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 70.107
235 249 272 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 69.992
236 189 177 Travis Fox Lowell AR 68.992
237 278 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 68.847
238 230 198 Cody Kelley Conway AR 67.595
239 266 293 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 67.079
240 274 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 65.710
241 179 146 Darrell Davis Dover FL 65.094
242 197 180 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 64.324
243 261 305 Eric Jackson Walling TN 63.924
245 234 233 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 63.752
246 276 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 62.284
247 236 232 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 62.022
248 238 245 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 61.559
249 303 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 61.073
250 226 210 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 60.722
251 309 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 60.478
252 240 251 George Kapiton Inverness FL 58.196
253 264 260 Bob Morin Seymour TN 57.496
254 247 230 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 57.391
255 293 Dean Alexander Florence TX 57.237
256 257 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 57.188
257 285 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 56.637
258 245 256 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 56.163
259 302 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 54.901
260 254 262 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 54.796
261 262 247 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 54.136
262 231 199 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 54.054
263 241 277 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 53.807
264 260 279 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 53.695
265 314 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 52.021
266 287 331 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 51.710
267 222 194 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 50.907
268 259 267 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 50.704
269 220 208 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 49.942
270 307 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 49.803
271 233 218 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 49.798
272 243 269 Harry Moore Valley AL 49.105
273 263 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 48.338
274 281 327 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 48.011
275 227 195 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 47.713
276 310 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 47.606
277 232 224 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 47.166
278 292 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 46.946
279 265 275 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 46.920
280 328 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 46.347
281 296 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 46.335
282 338 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 46.258
283 306 Josh Douglas Mound MN 46.204
284 311 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 46.192
285 308 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 46.106
286 298 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 45.880
287 330 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 45.602
288 246 220 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 45.456
289 289 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 45.304
290 321 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 45.013
291 239 231 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 44.926
292 242 236 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 43.959
293 331 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 43.578
294 323 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 43.509
295 267 282 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 43.408
296 250 200 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 43.374
297 244 238 Michael Hall Annandale VA 41.399
298 329 Keith Bryan Novato CA 41.196
299 268 281 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 41.025
300 271 286 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 40.906
301 256 258 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 40.828
302 304 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 39.555
303 319 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 37.610
304 277 290 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 35.473
305 255 243 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 34.815
306 313 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 34.712
307 317 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 34.311
308 332 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 33.809
309 352 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 33.105
310 299 Bill Smith Burlington KY 31.901
311 326 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 30.983
312 336 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 30.561
313 290 303 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 30.177
314 291 307 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 27.873
315 297 309 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 27.538
316 357 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 26.379
317 300 311 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 25.826
318 344 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 25.745
319 350 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 25.422
320 286 295 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 24.236
321 349 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 24.128
322 275 235 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 22.620
323 272 203 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 21.446
325 315 315 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 19.617
326 280 221 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 18.125
327 324 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 17.356
328 282 239 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 17.207
329 283 214 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 17.037
330 341 321 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.290
331 294 249 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 13.155
332 342 324 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.537
333 288 209 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 12.437
334 305 268 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 12.113
335 320 242 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 10.736
336 316 216 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 10.648
337 327 225 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 10.088
338 312 204 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 9.602
339 345 280 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 9.477
340 337 265 Richard Peek Centre AL 8.430
341 325 285 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 8.227
342 322 250 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 7.582
343 335 248 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 7.406
344 339 316 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 6.656
345 343 276 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 6.642
346 333 241 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 6.465
347 347 289 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 5.964
348 366 319 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 5.742
349 348 273 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 5.526
350 318 287 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 5.358
351 358 301 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 4.895
352 355 294 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 4.773
353 334 259 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 4.706
354 359 296 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 4.588
355 367 322 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 4.192
356 369 325 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 4.184
357 363 313 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 4.183
358 354 291 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 4.132
359 353 264 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 4.072
360 340 283 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 3.854
361 362 314 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 3.770
362 351 278 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 3.710
363 356 292 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 3.483
364 365 308 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 3.174
365 364 297 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 2.816
366 371 329 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 2.743
367 361 304 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 2.212
368 372 330 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 2.120
369 373 332 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 1.847
370 346 288 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 1.808
371 374 333 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 1.691
372 360 310 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 1.575
373 375 334 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 1.477

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The BassFan World Rankings are the only statistical, multi-year, comprehensive rankings of the world's best professional bass anglers, and are the official World Rankings of the sport.



Why

The BassFan World Rankings were created in 2001 to answer a simple question - who is the best professional bass angler in the world? and to give fishing fans a way to track their favorite pros, as well as to show the non-fishing world that consistently catching fish isn't "just luck."


While the two leagues - B.A.S.S. and FLW Outdoors - have their own single-year point races (called Angler of the Year races, which are not rankings), and "power rankings" are starting to crop up in the sport, these are not World Rankings. World Rankings in all professional sports are complex, multi-year statistical endeavors simply because that's the only way to accurately and fairly show consistent performance over time.


Until BassFan did it, no one produced a statistical, multi-year ranking system for professional bass fishing using results from the top tours. These used to be the Bassmaster Tour and Majors along with the FLW Tour and FLW Series, but as of January 2011 are the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour. The BassFan World Rankings will also include results from other competitive (i.e., non-exhibition) tournaments that feature the world's top pros, like the Bassmaster Classic and Forrest Wood Cup.



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  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level B.A.S.S. and FLW events. These events are the top ones in the sport and attract the top fishermen.
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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 verus anglers who fish more than one. Rather, anglers who fish more events have more chances to do better (or worse) than anglers who fish fewer events. A simple example: six 5th-place finishes are better than three, and four 100th-place finishes are worse than two.
  • The rankings use data from the current and immediately prior years only (a rolling 2-calendar year cycle), and are updated after each major tournament.
  • The rankings are not an indication of who is/was the best bass angler ever. That is not a World Rankings. It's a list.
  • As with all World Rankings in all sports, the methodology used in the BassFan World Rankings calculation will change over time based on feedback from interested parties.
  • Bassmaster Opens, FLW Series (formerly Stren/EverStart) and Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events.

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