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Updated: 8/6/2020

Wheeler's lead up to 42 points

Jacob Wheeler has held the top spot in the BassFan World Rankings for well over a year now and his advantage has increased to more than 42 points following his runner-up finish at last week's FLW Pro Circuit Super Tournament at the Mississippi River.

Ott DeFoe moved up one place to 2nd in the latest edition and Jordan Lee dropped one position to 3rd. Lee has been hindered by his showings in the two Super Tournaments (80th at the Mississippi River, 131st at Lake Chickamauga).

Bassmaster Elite Series competitors Jamie Hartman and Seth Feider round out the Top 5. Jeff Sprague heads up the bottom half of the Top 10, followed by Scott Canterbury, Stetson Blaylock, Brandon Palaniuk and Mark Daniels Jr.

Palaniuk gained 35 places in this edition after his win at the Lake Champlain Elite Series and a 10th-place finish the previous week at the St. Lawrence River.

Wheeler, a winner on both the Bass Pro Tour (Lake Eufaula) and FLW Pro Circuit (Lake Chickamamauga) this year, has held the No. 1 position since July 2019.

Current Rankings - 8/6/2020

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 238.613
2 3 5 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 196.331
3 2 7 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 193.178
4 7 3 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 191.493
5 11 25 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 186.399
6 6 11 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 184.797
7 5 17 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 183.666
8 4 20 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 182.471
9 44 10 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 182.433
10 27 24 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 181.043
11 17 23 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 179.849
12 28 33 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 177.371
13 23 16 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 177.201
14 32 50 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 176.964
15 8 4 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 176.829
16 16 13 Mark Rose Wynne AR Ranger/Mercury 175.514
17 38 84 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 174.993
18 15 19 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 173.525
19 13 48 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 173.256
20 66 32 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 172.681
21 12 38 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 172.647
22 39 26 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 171.869
23 14 2 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 171.000
24 25 62 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 169.806
25 21 37 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 169.182
26 75 21 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 168.302
27 20 8 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 168.170
28 10 14 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 167.710
29 9 12 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 167.422
30 43 71 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 166.833
31 46 83 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 165.650
32 19 40 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 165.285
33 22 42 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 164.369
34 81 36 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 163.956
35 24 44 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 163.307
36 41 76 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 163.289
37 18 158 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 162.278
38 35 9 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 161.641
39 31 41 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 161.432
40 53 45 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 160.942
41 42 47 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 160.792
42 37 55 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 159.922
43 30 30 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 159.058
44 54 34 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 158.458
45 57 58 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 158.036
46 29 60 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 156.944
47 26 31 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 156.828
48 40 198 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 155.525
49 36 115 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 155.150
50 34 15 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 154.373
51 72 113 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 154.371
52 94 116 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 154.139
53 122 218 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 153.905
54 74 96 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 153.390
55 51 73 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 153.157
56 47 6 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 153.136
57 69 27 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 152.905
58 77 65 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 152.701
59 59 100 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 152.352
60 79 35 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 151.052
61 64 66 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 149.973
62 67 61 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 149.964
63 56 43 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 149.778
64 45 28 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 149.166
65 60 80 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 149.118
66 63 155 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 148.843
67 33 29 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 147.325
68 58 79 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 146.982
69 62 63 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 146.931
70 55 94 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 146.750
71 88 148 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 146.290
72 86 85 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 145.264
73 48 49 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 144.858
74 70 211 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 144.758
75 76 159 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 143.745
76 71 86 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 142.737
77 61 89 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 142.625
78 68 98 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 142.459
79 82 69 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 142.016
80 110 54 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 142.005
81 102 103 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 140.496
82 50 78 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 139.661
83 52 196 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 139.147
84 80 77 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 138.945
85 200 169 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 138.801
86 78 46 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 138.601
87 165 220 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 138.025
88 73 22 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 138.005
89 49 67 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 138.000
90 93 140 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 137.927
91 103 70 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 137.917
92 83 53 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 135.801
93 117 268 Ed Loughran III Richmond VA 135.662
94 84 56 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 135.329
95 96 51 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 133.960
96 106 213 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 133.467
97 90 93 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 133.011
98 92 124 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 132.796
99 65 111 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 132.440
100 108 226 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 132.359
101 99 235 Mike Huff Corbin KY 132.157
102 131 142 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 131.768
103 91 72 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 131.113
104 118 126 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 130.915
105 135 256 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 130.539
106 87 68 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 129.034
107 95 164 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 128.581
108 128 146 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 128.515
109 97 90 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 128.343
110 137 181 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 127.313
111 113 131 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 127.144
112 115 122 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 127.100
113 104 137 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 126.959
114 101 184 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 125.788
115 127 242 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 124.348
116 150 276 Frank Talley Temple TX 124.252
117 111 102 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 122.966
118 141 105 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 122.680
119 190 284 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 122.517
120 136 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 122.248
121 125 120 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 121.102
122 112 144 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 120.787
123 147 52 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 120.587
124 105 147 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 120.408
125 126 129 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 120.106
126 89 123 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 119.550
127 119 97 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 119.349
128 140 81 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 119.271
129 114 195 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 118.999
130 148 240 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 118.805
131 204 261 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 118.472
132 132 160 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 118.219
133 183 237 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 117.383
134 130 182 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 117.223
135 107 205 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 117.210
136 133 149 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 117.027
137 163 163 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 117.001
138 85 74 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 116.708
139 100 75 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 116.707
140 98 91 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 116.264
141 172 153 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 115.900
142 120 112 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Bass Cat/Mercury 115.473
143 170 136 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 115.142
144 161 95 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 115.089
145 195 108 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 114.755
146 123 128 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 114.026
147 202 127 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 113.967
148 121 132 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 113.890
149 139 145 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 113.623
150 146 39 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 113.216
151 151 180 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 112.715
152 224 260 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 112.539
153 179 141 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 112.087
154 188 125 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 111.999
155 168 57 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 111.836
156 171 118 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 111.328
157 154 82 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 111.159
158 134 251 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 110.359
159 178 104 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 110.314
160 116 99 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 110.291
161 129 168 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 110.043
162 208 166 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 108.803
163 149 278 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 108.121
164 109 183 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 108.056
165 216 279 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 107.438
166 144 189 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 106.798
167 157 252 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 106.389
168 209 138 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 106.015
169 185 273 Rob Digh Denver NC 105.990
170 167 172 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 105.209
171 189 186 Kerry Milner Bono AR 105.135
172 138 162 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 104.931
173 235 109 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 104.881
174 166 87 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 104.409
175 244 265 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 104.207
176 160 194 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 103.768
177 124 188 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 103.401
178 229 212 Darrell Davis Dover FL 103.389
179 153 200 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 103.191
180 205 117 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 102.854
181 164 177 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 102.682
182 174 179 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 102.426
183 142 173 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 102.347
184 159 269 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 102.024
185 219 150 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 101.690
186 213 299 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 101.136
187 145 59 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 101.079
188 152 154 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 100.224
189 241 224 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 100.039
190 158 204 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 99.772
191 211 152 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 99.235
192 214 151 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 98.518
193 198 130 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 98.415
194 169 202 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 98.345
195 182 234 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 97.800
196 184 286 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 97.045
197 143 18 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 96.917
198 194 161 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 96.876
199 186 280 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 96.816
200 218 191 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 96.450
201 162 106 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 96.209
202 173 192 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 94.907
203 155 64 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 94.601
204 203 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 94.504
205 290 328 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 94.015
206 156 171 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 93.849
207 239 255 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 93.025
208 259 246 Clayton Batts Macon GA 92.968
209 180 110 Josh Douglas Mound MN 92.921
210 181 114 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 92.892
211 176 121 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 92.078
212 227 232 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 92.072
213 223 285 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 92.022
214 248 295 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 90.690
215 191 238 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 90.670
216 192 143 Tom Redington Royse City TX 90.254
217 233 227 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 89.710
218 177 92 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 89.566
219 207 215 Andy Young Mound MN 89.136
220 254 209 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 88.255
221 258 297 Jon Englund Farwell MN 87.984
222 230 257 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 87.645
223 231 185 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 87.310
224 215 201 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 86.913
225 222 176 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 86.799
226 206 167 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 86.215
227 175 197 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 85.951
228 212 133 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 85.211
229 225 288 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 84.568
230 228 165 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 84.482
231 201 139 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 84.299
232 242 290 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 83.401
233 245 216 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 83.395
234 260 298 Corey Neece Bristol TN 83.106
235 197 134 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 82.469
236 286 314 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 80.998
237 240 199 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 79.693
238 247 282 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 79.251
239 199 175 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 79.111
240 264 248 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 79.018
241 220 258 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 78.498
242 187 88 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 77.024
243 226 156 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 76.312
244 221 174 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 76.046
245 193 101 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 75.738
246 236 210 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 75.321
247 196 135 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 75.189
248 210 107 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 75.042
249 243 300 Sam George Athens AL 73.241
250 280 263 Eric Jackson Walling TN 73.219
251 217 206 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 73.070
252 262 317 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 72.732
253 266 294 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 71.921
254 237 193 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 70.444
255 270 228 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 67.151
256 257 222 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 67.067
257 255 214 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 66.954
258 250 190 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 66.479
259 297 338 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 66.114
260 256 289 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 65.069
261 238 207 Cody Kelley Conway AR 65.005
262 301 331 Randy Despino Colfax LA 63.213
263 252 225 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 62.846
264 232 157 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 62.586
265 287 275 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 62.578
266 272 281 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 62.347
267 234 187 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 61.971
268 268 262 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 61.901
269 279 244 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 61.496
270 289 287 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 61.139
271 273 292 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 59.249
272 253 178 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 58.990
273 325 Takumi Ito Chiba 58.957
274 251 217 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 58.186
275 278 236 David Wootton Collierville TN 58.081
276 282 316 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 58.008
277 263 223 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 57.842
278 261 230 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 57.693
279 265 239 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 56.811
280 249 221 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 56.749
281 277 305 Cody Murray Nampa ID 56.610
282 246 203 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 56.417
283 274 304 Michael Matthee Centurion 56.408
284 313 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 56.092
285 267 229 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 55.970
286 285 319 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 55.724
287 326 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 54.872
288 315 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 54.745
289 281 302 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 54.377
290 333 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 53.668
291 284 312 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 53.558
292 269 219 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 53.405
293 303 307 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 51.126
294 271 208 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 50.552
295 276 233 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 50.543
296 283 259 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 49.920
297 275 231 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 49.410
298 304 291 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 49.237
299 346 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH 49.231
300 293 320 Robert Case Point TX 49.019
301 308 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 47.103
302 296 324 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 46.858
303 306 293 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 46.415
304 317 241 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 45.084
305 335 Jimmy Washam Covington TN 43.814
306 288 243 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 43.413
307 295 271 Russell Cecil Willis TX 43.401
308 291 249 Rex Huff Corbin KY 43.344
309 292 253 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 43.096
310 302 323 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 42.945
311 324 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 42.843
312 305 330 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 42.197
313 330 Bob Downey Hudson WI 41.975
314 328 359 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 41.912
315 298 283 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 41.833
316 340 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 40.898
317 331 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 40.754
318 299 272 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 40.259
319 300 266 Bob Morin Seymour TN 39.224
320 336 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 38.672
321 294 277 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 37.614
322 327 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 36.774
323 338 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 35.681
324 307 250 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 34.431
325 334 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 34.165
326 312 342 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 33.721
327 341 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 33.032
328 310 340 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 32.853
329 314 345 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 32.449
330 318 357 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 32.430
331 316 347 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 30.063
332 309 329 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 30.040
333 311 254 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 28.889
334 344 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 27.594
335 339 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 26.630
336 322 353 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 26.558
337 355 Jake Morris McKee KY 26.219
338 345 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 25.599
339 321 355 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 24.223
340 343 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 24.132
341 357 Lane Olson Tigard OR 23.863
342 358 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 23.733
343 347 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 23.541
344 337 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 22.820
345 353 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 22.758
346 360 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 22.279
347 319 264 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 21.874
348 320 350 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 21.777
349 323 315 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 21.415
350 352 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 20.281
351 356 Roger Hughes Bartlesville OK 19.288
352 359 Tyson Patrick Midland TX 19.182
353 362 Travis Archer Covington WA 18.988
354 351 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 18.757
355 348 Colby Miller Elmer LA 18.110
356 365 Preston Craig Philadelphia TN 17.346
357 329 335 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 16.255
358 342 349 Harry Moore Valley AL 13.527
359 364 TR Andreas Kerrville TX 12.454
360 367 David Perdue Wirtz VA 11.047
361 350 361 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 10.849
362 366 Chance Woodard Paris TX 9.371
363 332 170 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 8.899
364 363 363 Jay Brainard Enid OK 7.557
365 370 Dennis Cameron Travelers Rest SC 6.118
367 354 336 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 5.658
368 349 247 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 4.348
369 361 274 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 2.114

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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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  • 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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  • The rankings use data from the current and immediately prior years only (a rolling 2-calendar year cycle).
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  • 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.
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