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BassFan World Rankings PRESENTED BY Under Armor

Updated: 7/3/2023

Wheeler's Lead Still Solid

Jacob Wheeler retains his solid lead in the No. 1 position of the BassFan World Rankings as the tour-level season begins its home stretch.

Alton Jones Jr., who was the runner-up to Jordan Lee in the most recent Bass Pro Tour event at Lake St. Clair, has moved up to the No. 2 position in the newest edition. Dustin Connell, who was formerly in 2nd, has dropped to 3rd.

Current Rankings - 7/3/2023

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
13 30 27 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 173.360
286 342 John Soukop Agra OK 37.193
149 134 126 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 115.546
190 173 156 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 77.464
226 212 194 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 55.606
313 309 345 Bruce Parsons Arbela MO 26.959
157 142 132 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 110.795
81 61 95 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 142.073
84 122 104 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 138.843
129 110 59 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 123.429
198 192 187 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 72.548
117 68 92 Cody Huff Ava MO 127.545
172 176 198 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 98.026
362 364 350 Danny Kirk Bartow GA Ranger 0.711
107 102 143 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 129.095
263 249 255 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 46.250
284 265 275 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 39.041
330 330 217 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 7.899
334 332 209 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 6.278
196 185 180 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 73.656
282 264 274 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 39.238
215 215 212 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 61.346
47 63 26 Bryan New Belmont NC 154.957
204 198 195 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 69.562
40 47 46 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Bass Cat/Mercury 157.665
307 302 334 Cameron Mattison Benton LA 31.400
318 318 349 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 23.501
269 253 258 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 44.086
185 157 133 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 81.130
108 154 130 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 129.015
20 45 35 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 170.950
115 119 157 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 127.799
65 37 48 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 147.929
7 3 4 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 188.126
41 34 25 Zack Birge Blanchard OK Blazer/Mercury 156.487
43 70 24 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 156.011
156 189 235 Alex Redwine Blue Ash OH 110.812
174 190 193 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 93.928
241 235 234 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 51.527
141 169 138 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 118.886
247 236 227 Kerry Milner Bono AR 50.104
56 36 62 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA Skeeter/Yamaha 149.883
216 304 Cooper Gallant Bowmanville ON 60.489
327 317 123 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 9.061
191 174 152 Corey Neece Bristol TN 76.922
265 283 310 Jimmy Neece, Jr. Bristol TN 45.869
348 345 308 Jim Neece Jr Bristol TN 3.188
188 171 148 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 80.129
354 356 337 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 1.765
264 246 247 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 46.065
254 242 263 Steve York Bronson MI 48.615
5 8 21 Dakota Ebare Brookeland TX Phoenix/Mercury 189.294
91 84 93 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 136.121
233 233 250 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 53.535
102 130 112 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 131.419
308 292 311 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 28.951
239 226 229 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 52.227
238 225 225 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 52.244
213 252 281 Jeff Reynolds Calera OK Phoenix/Mercury 62.161
225 335 Cole Sands Calhoun TN 56.125
329 324 201 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 8.587
197 184 171 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 72.829
69 35 78 Brandon Card Caryville TN Vexus/Suzuki 145.855
118 77 64 KJ Queen Catawba NC 126.552
63 31 28 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 148.249
75 58 86 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 144.593
275 254 257 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 42.227
283 294 321 Michael Matthee Centurion 39.089
345 353 336 Randy Ramsey Ceresco MI Ranger/Mercury 3.636
153 160 205 Jacob Foutz Charleston TN 111.324
320 306 326 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 20.958
59 40 73 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 149.303
194 227 261 Martin Villa Charolottsville VA 74.192
76 38 23 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 143.870
273 256 267 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 42.777
3 2 3 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 197.878
229 216 236 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 54.325
99 80 76 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 132.069
37 57 161 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 158.819
33 53 47 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 160.444
277 258 276 Randy Despino Colfax LA 41.295
32 71 52 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS Phoenix/Mercury 160.896
137 96 117 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 119.731
322 327 353 Jeff McLain Columbus MS 20.513
272 257 278 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 43.908
171 182 162 Mike Huff Corbin KY 101.611
251 340 Kyle Norsetter Cottage Grove WI 49.384
195 144 129 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 74.172
219 259 295 Andy Newcomb Covington TN 58.547
230 219 233 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 54.298
355 346 313 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 1.660
6 14 11 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 188.749
332 328 273 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 7.180
155 143 153 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 110.827
8 4 2 Michael Neal Dayton TN Phoenix/Yamaha 183.434
29 25 44 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 163.630
19 29 22 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 171.294
28 27 13 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 164.419
260 279 309 Keith Carson DeBary FL Vexus/Mercury 46.996
223 261 297 Blake Hall Decatur AL 57.574
96 113 106 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 133.237
342 344 238 Rob Digh Denver NC 4.423
52 51 79 Bob Downey Detroit Lakes MN Bass Cat/Mercury 152.803
79 73 57 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 143.037
228 218 222 Darrell Davis Dover FL 54.679
343 336 304 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 4.417
42 18 12 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 156.062
126 152 166 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 124.339
60 56 89 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 149.172
258 244 256 Colby Miller Elmer LA 47.800
61 93 82 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 149.042
142 115 140 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 117.370
358 362 346 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 1.265
138 109 124 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 119.626
349 349 331 Jon Englund Farwell MN 3.082
360 354 339 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 1.107
34 11 9 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 160.306
346 347 317 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 3.557
175 121 90 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 91.730
131 140 141 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 123.038
77 43 29 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 143.528
236 234 249 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 52.608
130 162 176 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 123.097
146 139 170 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 116.414
184 181 190 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 82.437
302 301 333 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 32.006
316 313 347 Lance Oligschlaeger Gallatin TN 25.699
165 172 134 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 106.302
291 275 292 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 35.499
252 207 218 Tai Au Glendale AZ 48.826
315 299 324 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 25.907
44 21 36 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 155.447
92 105 56 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 135.231
214 312 Logan Latuso Gonzales LA 61.997
339 339 221 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 5.761
208 179 151 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 66.404
93 66 49 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 135.190
234 232 251 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 53.322
103 138 145 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 130.682
192 224 265 Nick Hatfield Greenville TN 75.207
11 17 42 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 174.589
274 248 268 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 42.565
328 326 182 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 9.041
9 5 5 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 182.052
68 67 98 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 146.162
104 95 144 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 130.666
124 89 91 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 125.597
161 175 167 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 108.583
227 267 298 Phillip Dutra Guntersville AL 55.206
261 245 245 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 46.886
306 285 299 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 31.550
186 166 147 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 80.384
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Ikon/Mercury 225.995
12 26 8 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 174.311
100 118 158 Josh Butler Hayden AL Phoenix/Mercury 132.048
182 147 115 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 85.101
326 319 179 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 9.499
287 272 287 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 37.037
248 211 226 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 50.097
88 100 74 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 137.881
160 206 260 Matty Wong Honolulu HI 108.588
82 49 20 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 139.929
187 141 149 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 80.168
278 263 280 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 40.999
256 222 232 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 48.074
143 112 97 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 117.108
202 195 186 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 70.195
111 91 125 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 128.487
350 323 289 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 3.013
78 76 61 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 143.359
271 287 312 Robby Lefere Jackson MI 44.062
189 170 154 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 79.123
71 46 85 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 145.641
295 271 284 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 34.160
212 204 196 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 62.804
24 24 71 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 166.265
26 13 19 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 165.512
50 41 45 Jeff Gustafson Kenora ON Lund/Mercury 153.063
266 251 264 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 45.454
119 85 80 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 126.435
15 42 31 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 173.265
209 205 210 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 64.982
158 194 213 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 109.924
101 128 116 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 131.919
167 129 128 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 105.048
140 124 121 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 119.415
123 101 66 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 125.750
279 260 277 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 40.053
35 82 54 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 159.886
231 214 207 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 54.298
179 163 178 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 89.834
310 293 307 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 27.893
280 291 323 Mickey Beck Lebanon TN 39.995
341 338 319 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 4.636
109 123 113 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH Phoenix/Mercury 129.004
305 284 300 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 31.567
120 135 172 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 126.248
128 99 118 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 123.636
199 193 203 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 72.295
183 202 244 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 83.216
200 168 137 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 71.701
114 137 107 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 127.973
253 217 240 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 48.724
351 352 338 Jason Wilson Lincolnton NC 2.160
54 20 17 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 152.650
290 266 266 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 36.194
314 290 303 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 26.795
2 10 7 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 212.118
83 120 135 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 139.266
38 88 70 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 158.798
205 196 188 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 68.353
246 239 243 Clayton Batts Macon GA 50.249
232 220 216 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 53.787
259 243 242 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 47.616
154 183 191 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 111.003
255 241 248 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 48.272
177 186 199 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 91.129
249 343 Alex Wetherell Middletown CT 49.901
22 12 16 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 170.726
181 149 105 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 85.211
139 146 139 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 119.495
217 307 Kyoya Fujita Minamitsuru 60.361
193 230 259 Daisuke Aoki Minamitsurugun 74.854
150 159 150 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 114.612
303 281 294 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 31.929
335 322 241 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 6.235
222 210 215 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 57.622
132 150 159 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 122.709
297 297 332 Ricardo Gonzalez Monterrey 34.059
169 177 160 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 104.749
357 358 342 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 1.475
257 277 305 Shonn Goodwin Moore OK 47.990
235 221 224 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 53.284
144 155 177 Josh Douglas Mound MN 116.902
121 86 43 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Phoenix/Mercury 126.169
90 81 41 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 136.758
89 64 50 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 137.081
164 161 142 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 106.709
321 325 352 River Lee Nacogdoches TX 20.865
325 311 325 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 14.986
98 145 120 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 132.208
80 104 136 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 142.882
116 108 72 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 127.792
359 363 351 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 1.159
74 103 84 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 144.839
94 44 53 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 135.138
148 106 131 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 115.849
337 365 358 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 5.942
285 321 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 38.815
48 114 189 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 154.650
331 331 173 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 7.769
300 286 302 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 32.274
268 288 315 Steve Lopez Oconomowoc WI 44.172
46 72 88 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 155.158
294 280 296 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 34.300
338 341 231 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 5.933
168 187 272 Jonathan Kelley Old Forge PA 104.773
58 92 100 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL Caymas/Mercury 149.387
276 262 269 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 42.031
281 289 314 Cole Hewett Orange Park FL 39.817
317 316 306 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 24.133
45 59 67 Kenta Kimura Osaka 155.394
125 97 69 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 125.267
240 237 239 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 51.580
106 151 174 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 129.538
242 228 214 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 51.505
145 158 163 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 116.658
356 355 348 Mark Blevins Palatka FL 1.502
30 28 30 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 163.344
36 54 18 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamaha 159.780
70 94 101 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 145.660
112 133 127 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 128.364
21 6 6 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 170.831
224 213 220 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 56.235
147 156 183 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 115.925
163 167 175 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 106.762
64 90 184 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Gator Trax/Mercury 148.188
304 268 253 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 31.866
245 238 237 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 50.846
110 153 262 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 128.632
49 52 39 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 153.780
237 223 223 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 52.599
122 126 122 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 126.132
323 305 329 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 18.784
201 188 164 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 70.924
344 333 204 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 4.382
152 131 111 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 112.498
288 295 322 Jeff Bridges Prosper TX 36.953
16 15 83 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 173.021
86 87 65 Josh Bertrand Queen Creek AZ Nitro/Mercury 138.115
67 39 99 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 146.684
166 191 202 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 105.558
10 7 60 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA Phoenix/Mercury 176.709
309 308 341 Cole Harris Raleigh NC 28.028
27 22 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 164.446
340 329 185 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 5.452
170 165 165 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 103.043
87 60 40 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 138.084
293 274 290 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 35.131
210 250 282 Andrew Loberg Rocklin CA 63.833
207 201 197 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 67.768
211 320 Bryant Smith Roseville CA 63.683
292 273 285 Tom Redington Royse City TX 35.363
134 117 103 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 120.416
298 278 291 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 32.933
95 98 81 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 134.306
244 229 230 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 50.965
85 107 96 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 138.445
206 208 192 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 67.923
336 337 254 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 6.008
324 334 354 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 17.413
72 62 75 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 145.111
133 116 110 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 120.535
17 19 32 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Mercury 172.933
51 32 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 152.892
57 78 146 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Mercury 149.796
262 247 246 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 46.251
301 300 335 Mitchell Webb Skiatook OK 32.183
178 197 206 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 90.946
353 351 328 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 1.897
97 74 55 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.577
162 164 169 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 107.552
218 203 208 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 59.176
135 125 94 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 120.064
299 276 293 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 32.878
62 83 77 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 148.487
361 361 340 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 0.922
14 48 108 Jay Przekurat Stevens Point WI Nitro/Mercury 173.276
312 310 344 Stephen Albertson Stuart FL 27.020
23 23 14 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 166.913
347 348 318 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 3.267
352 350 330 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 1.976
180 298 Will Davis, Jr. Sylacauga AL 88.076
220 314 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 58.377
31 50 68 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 162.973
270 282 301 Christian Greico Tampa FL 44.075
159 199 181 Frank Talley Temple TX 109.437
18 69 102 Matt Becker Ten Mile TN Phoenix/Mercury 172.113
127 111 87 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 124.170
203 200 211 Lane Olson Tigard OR 70.072
136 180 219 Masayuki Matsushita Tokoname-Shi 119.988
105 148 119 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 129.832
73 55 51 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 145.038
53 75 38 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 152.700
267 255 270 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 44.577
289 270 283 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 36.227
151 136 109 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 114.022
333 315 286 Lawson Hibdon Versailles MO 7.171
4 33 33 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 189.773
25 9 10 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 165.589
173 178 168 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 96.980
66 16 34 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 147.511
113 132 155 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 128.240
243 240 252 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 51.493
319 303 320 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 21.413
55 65 58 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 151.891
221 209 200 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 57.838
250 231 228 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 49.748
39 79 63 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 157.951
311 296 316 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 27.831
296 269 271 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 34.127
176 127 114 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 91.196

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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