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BassFan World Rankings PRESENTED BY Under Armor

Updated: 4/25/2024

Wheeler Expands Lead

Jacob Wheeler's lead at the top of the BassFan World Rankings has expanded to a whopping 38 points following his second victory of 2024 in the recent MLF Bass Pro Tour event at Dale Hollow Lake. Wheeler's stranglehold on the No. 1 slot is approaching five years – he claimed it in summer 2019 and hasn't relinquished it since.

Alton Jones Jr. and Dustin Connell (also a two-time winner this year) are in a tight battle for the No. 2 position as they're separated by just 3 points. Connell will gain ground at the end of this month when a poor finish from 2022 expires from the back end of the two-year Rankings period.

The Johnston brothers both moved into the Top 10 after their strong showings in the Bassmaster Elite Series event at the St. Johns River – Chris climbed three spots to ninth and Cory (the St. Johns winner) gained 14 spots and sits in 10th.

Cooper Gallant, a Canadian like the Johnstons, makes his debut in the Top 25 at No. 17.

Current Rankings - 4/25/2024

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Ikon/Mercury 254.660
2 2 2 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 216.832
4 3 6 Matt Becker Ten Mile TN Phoenix/Mercury 207.138
3 4 3 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 213.674
11 5 5 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 187.854
7 6 4 Dakota Ebare Brookeland TX Phoenix/Mercury 193.555
15 7 10 Jay Przekurat Stevens Point WI Nitro/Mercury 178.415
8 8 12 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 192.306
5 9 9 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 195.970
14 10 7 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 182.189
6 11 94 Kyoya Fujita Minamitsuru 193.933
9 12 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 189.054
23 13 14 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 170.396
32 14 8 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 161.590
12 15 27 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 187.153
20 16 23 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA Phoenix/Mercury 172.479
21 17 32 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Bass Cat/Mercury 172.328
22 18 67 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 172.214
13 19 13 Michael Neal Dayton TN Phoenix/Yamaha 183.375
19 20 24 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 172.830
18 21 11 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 175.244
16 22 17 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 178.217
24 23 16 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 166.036
10 24 31 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 188.259
49 25 30 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 154.090
27 26 25 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 163.066
30 27 29 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL Caymas/Mercury 161.701
41 28 36 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 156.812
39 29 20 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 157.324
40 30 22 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 157.238
38 31 28 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 157.853
28 32 50 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 162.751
70 33 15 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 146.611
33 34 21 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Mercury 159.449
25 35 98 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH Phoenix/Mercury 163.860
55 36 51 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 152.106
35 37 19 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 159.191
44 38 49 Zack Birge Blanchard OK Blazer/Mercury 154.712
57 39 53 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 151.332
26 40 62 Cody Huff Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 163.731
54 41 33 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 152.184
56 42 54 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 151.869
60 43 43 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 150.008
17 44 154 Cooper Gallant Bowmanville ON 175.710
34 45 34 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 159.442
43 46 35 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 154.779
47 47 48 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 154.165
59 48 26 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 150.548
53 49 59 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 152.358
42 50 39 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS Phoenix/Mercury 156.311
63 51 42 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 149.386
37 52 55 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 158.506
71 53 44 Kenta Kimura Osaka 146.300
82 54 40 Bryan New Belmont NC 141.561
36 55 45 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 159.040
50 56 64 Brandon Card Caryville TN Vexus/Suzuki 153.647
65 57 74 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 149.279
77 58 66 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 143.586
52 59 77 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA Skeeter/Yamaha 152.916
62 60 84 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 149.413
67 61 129 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 148.700
45 62 69 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Gator Trax/Mercury 154.543
73 63 81 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 146.135
46 64 61 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 154.355
84 65 65 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 140.686
83 66 46 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 140.803
31 67 38 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 161.630
85 68 72 Jeff Gustafson Kenora ON Lund/Mercury 140.322
48 69 70 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.142
80 70 95 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 142.726
78 71 76 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 143.410
29 72 47 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamaha 162.580
74 73 52 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 146.018
79 74 102 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 143.069
75 75 105 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 145.439
76 76 68 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 144.780
68 77 83 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 147.261
64 78 37 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 149.361
51 79 88 Jacob Foutz Charleston TN 153.214
66 80 58 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 149.275
88 81 71 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Mercury 139.237
93 82 60 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 137.036
69 83 63 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 147.231
92 84 56 Bob Downey Detroit Lakes MN Bass Cat/Mercury 137.309
90 85 80 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 137.929
61 86 41 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 149.523
86 87 75 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 139.793
101 88 127 Matty Wong Honolulu HI 132.062
87 89 79 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 139.344
97 90 85 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 133.737
110 91 113 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 127.795
94 92 89 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 135.397
122 93 78 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 125.131
103 94 73 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 131.408
105 95 123 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 130.900
121 96 57 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 125.419
58 97 157 Will Davis, Jr. Sylacauga AL 151.090
130 98 100 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 121.468
96 99 91 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 135.042
124 100 90 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 124.796
119 101 136 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 125.970
104 102 87 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 130.927
81 103 103 Alex Redwine Blue Ash OH 142.219
108 104 107 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 128.272
99 105 104 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.552
100 106 122 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.064
95 107 147 Jonathan Kelley Old Forge PA 135.176
102 108 155 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 131.754
132 109 121 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 120.937
113 110 115 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 127.257
118 111 106 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 125.974
72 112 165 Bryant Smith Roseville CA 146.230
114 113 86 Josh Bertrand Queen Creek AZ Nitro/Mercury 127.254
111 114 119 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 127.747
120 115 111 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 125.920
107 116 124 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 128.930
142 117 130 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 116.998
141 118 96 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Phoenix/Mercury 117.278
129 119 97 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 122.616
137 120 138 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 119.876
136 121 133 Frank Talley Temple TX 119.952
131 122 109 Josh Butler Hayden AL Phoenix/Mercury 121.307
140 123 82 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 117.947
112 124 137 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 127.496
106 125 114 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 129.954
133 126 101 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 120.601
147 127 108 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 116.281
139 128 146 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 118.220
98 129 177 Cole Sands Calhoun TN 132.577
145 130 92 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 116.394
128 131 134 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 122.921
159 132 128 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 111.053
123 133 117 KJ Queen Catawba NC 124.803
156 134 99 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 111.466
117 135 135 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 126.039
146 136 143 Josh Douglas Mound MN 116.283
152 137 93 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 113.001
151 138 112 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 114.642
148 139 131 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 115.975
143 140 141 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 116.726
126 141 132 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 123.418
127 142 145 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 123.410
134 143 161 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 120.111
158 144 116 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 111.114
150 145 149 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 114.836
144 146 148 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 116.555
157 147 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 111.407
155 148 150 Masayuki Matsushita Tokoname-Shi 111.693
162 149 118 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 109.847
160 150 125 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 110.041
154 151 152 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 112.531
149 152 110 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 115.018
153 153 162 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 112.917
125 154 140 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 123.528
138 155 144 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 119.790
167 156 163 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 105.892
164 157 159 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 108.714
135 158 126 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 120.039
89 159 184 Kyle Norsetter Cottage Grove WI 138.232
161 160 142 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 109.849
179 161 139 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 94.797
115 162 182 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 126.540
166 163 164 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 106.366
172 164 156 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 99.971
169 165 173 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 103.021
116 166 185 Alex Wetherell Middletown CT 126.397
91 167 181 Logan Latuso Gonzales LA 137.647
109 168 158 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 128.165
176 169 151 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 97.228
177 170 168 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 97.208
173 171 169 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 98.713
181 172 153 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 89.586
165 173 174 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 108.554
174 174 170 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 97.917
180 175 160 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 92.144
175 176 171 Mike Huff Corbin KY 97.486
163 177 188 Martin Villa Charolottsville VA 109.074
168 178 198 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 104.576
189 179 175 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 79.357
182 180 194 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 89.397
183 181 166 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 86.876
170 182 190 Nick Hatfield Greenville TN 102.127
178 183 178 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 95.550
191 184 167 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 75.343
184 185 172 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 84.463
171 186 215 John Soukop Agra OK 101.319
186 187 183 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 82.501
188 188 225 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 79.706
190 189 217 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 76.443
193 190 195 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 66.015
197 191 209 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 62.825
187 192 191 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 79.991
194 193 231 Keith Carson DeBary FL Vexus/Mercury 65.772
185 194 Trey McKinney Carbondale IL 82.870
208 195 180 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 40.237
198 196 Ben Milliken New Caney TX 61.739
203 197 268 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 51.137
196 198 Kyle Patrick Cooperstown NY 64.438
192 199 Tyler Williams Belgrade ME 71.512
205 200 292 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 47.076
199 201 Wesley Gore Clanton AL Blazer/Yamaha 59.742
200 202 JT Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 58.103
202 203 Drew Gill Mt. Carmel IL Triton/Mercury 51.246
210 204 193 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 25.717
209 205 179 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 28.018
207 206 Logan Parks Auburn AL 42.219
218 207 192 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 21.947
212 208 189 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 24.246
211 209 199 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 24.699
228 210 186 Daisuke Aoki Minamitsurugun 18.806
221 211 176 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 20.730
201 212 Robert Gee Knoxville TN 52.529
214 213 197 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 23.510
215 214 196 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 22.322
204 215 Timothy Dube Nashua NH 49.752
217 216 214 Lane Olson Tigard OR 22.224
206 217 Marshall Robinson Landrum SC 45.244
219 218 210 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 20.958
213 219 207 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 23.541
224 220 200 Corey Neece Bristol TN 19.683
223 221 211 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 20.066
222 222 203 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 20.524
216 223 208 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 22.241
195 224 John Garrett Union City TN 65.562
220 225 205 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 20.948
227 226 221 Andy Newcomb Covington TN 18.958
233 227 204 Andrew Loberg Rocklin CA 17.660
226 228 212 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 19.423
231 229 213 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 18.174
232 230 223 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 17.817
237 231 224 Blake Hall Decatur AL 16.816
238 232 220 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 16.707
234 233 206 Jeff Reynolds Calera OK Phoenix/Mercury 17.659
230 234 218 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 18.694
239 235 219 Phillip Dutra Guntersville AL 16.604
225 236 187 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 19.541
235 237 236 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 16.925
229 238 201 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 18.803
240 239 216 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 16.477
236 240 202 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 16.876
241 241 243 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 15.348
243 242 229 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 12.833
255 243 254 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 11.498
247 244 244 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 12.597
248 245 226 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 12.417
245 246 270 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 12.694
256 247 246 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 11.415
244 248 242 Robby Lefere Jackson MI 12.728
259 249 253 Steve Lopez Oconomowoc WI 11.051
242 250 228 Shonn Goodwin Moore OK 13.171
250 251 279 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 12.001
267 252 271 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 10.419
253 253 240 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 11.529
251 254 237 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 11.909
249 255 238 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 12.023
272 256 232 Darrell Davis Dover FL 9.841
282 257 239 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 8.921
246 258 234 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 12.668
264 259 251 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 10.681
266 260 247 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 10.552
260 261 249 Clayton Batts Macon GA 10.939
252 262 230 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 11.908
257 263 259 Tai Au Glendale AZ 11.282
254 264 235 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 11.527
273 265 241 Jimmy Neece, Jr. Bristol TN 9.837
258 266 261 Steve York Bronson MI 11.225
262 267 262 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 10.865
261 268 257 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 10.897
283 269 266 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 8.916
270 270 264 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 10.033
277 271 287 Ricardo Gonzalez Monterrey 9.183
280 272 274 Mickey Beck Lebanon TN 9.029
284 273 256 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 8.847
265 274 282 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 10.644
289 275 285 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 8.269
275 276 258 Cole Hewett Orange Park FL 9.453
287 277 233 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 8.702
276 278 277 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 9.338
263 279 269 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 10.744
281 280 250 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 8.981
291 281 252 Kerry Milner Bono AR 8.117
301 282 289 Mitchell Webb Skiatook OK 7.539
307 283 255 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 7.369
268 284 308 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 10.212
269 285 286 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 10.076
286 286 283 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 8.733
292 287 248 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 8.064
296 288 273 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 7.764
308 289 290 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 7.354
271 290 307 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 9.916
298 291 265 Michael Matthee Centurion 7.669
285 292 272 Colby Miller Elmer LA 8.812
290 293 245 Christian Greico Tampa FL 8.195
278 294 280 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 9.179
274 295 260 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 9.587
304 296 276 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 7.432
312 297 267 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 7.056
295 298 298 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 7.773
323 299 291 Cameron Mattison Benton LA 5.834
279 300 309 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 9.033
311 301 263 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 7.112
288 302 288 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 8.529
299 303 278 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 7.668
293 304 284 Randy Despino Colfax LA 7.951
297 305 293 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 7.713
302 306 295 Tom Redington Royse City TX 7.532
306 307 275 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 7.374
314 308 312 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 6.881
303 309 303 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 7.522
305 310 299 Stephen Albertson Stuart FL 7.381
322 311 316 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 5.906
318 312 314 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 6.379
294 313 300 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 7.812
330 314 297 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 4.463
321 315 306 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 6.016
309 316 296 Cole Harris Raleigh NC 7.250
319 317 294 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 6.117
317 318 304 Bruce Parsons Arbela MO 6.543
310 319 323 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 7.120
313 320 310 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 6.907
315 321 281 Jeff Bridges Prosper TX 6.841
316 322 313 Lance Oligschlaeger Gallatin TN 6.640
300 323 301 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 7.587
332 324 227 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 4.008
325 325 222 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 5.598
324 326 317 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 5.699
327 327 305 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 5.071
320 328 318 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 6.037
331 329 320 Jeff McLain Columbus MS 4.332
326 330 311 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 5.492
329 331 319 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 4.595
328 332 302 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 4.620
335 333 324 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 2.918
334 334 321 River Lee Nacogdoches TX 3.037
333 335 322 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 3.522
336 337 325 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 0.826

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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