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BassFan World Rankings PRESENTED BY Under Armor

Updated: 3/28/2024

Wheeler's Advantage Still Massive

Newly crowned Bassmaster Classic champion Justin Hamner has moved into the Top 20 of the BassFan World Rankings for the first time as his victory at Grand Lake moved him up five spots to No. 18.

For the full list, click here.

In a Rankings anomaly, Dustin Connell actually dropped from third to fourth after winning the REDCREST Championship at Lay Lake. Connell's 2022 Bass Pro Tour victory at Lewis Smith Lake was dropped from the back end of the two-year Rankings period, but his 77th the following month at Lake of the Ozarks remains. He'll benefit greatly once that showing is eliminated.

Jacob Wheeler maintains his huge lead at No. 1 in this edition and Alton Jones Jr. stayed at No. 2. Patrick Walters rounds out the Top 5.

Current Rankings - 3/28/2024

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Ikon/Mercury 233.966
2 2 2 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 211.236
3 4 6 Matt Becker Ten Mile TN Phoenix/Mercury 209.974
4 3 3 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 207.014
5 5 5 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 201.036
6 6 4 Dakota Ebare Brookeland TX Phoenix/Mercury 191.171
7 8 10 Jay Przekurat Stevens Point WI Nitro/Mercury 190.604
8 9 12 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 189.443
9 7 9 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 185.909
10 10 7 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 185.344
11 11 94 Kyoya Fujita Minamitsuru 184.139
12 13 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 182.263
13 12 14 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 181.621
14 14 8 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 178.035
15 21 27 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 175.256
16 16 23 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA Phoenix/Mercury 175.115
17 18 32 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Bass Cat/Mercury 174.713
18 23 67 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 173.199
19 20 13 Michael Neal Dayton TN Phoenix/Yamaha 173.049
20 22 24 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 172.352
21 15 11 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 171.824
22 17 17 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 171.704
23 24 16 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 170.401
24 25 31 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 169.210
25 28 30 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 168.112
26 26 25 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 167.321
27 32 29 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL Caymas/Mercury 165.781
28 29 36 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 163.240
29 33 20 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 163.074
30 27 22 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 162.941
31 31 28 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 162.087
32 36 50 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 161.427
33 38 15 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 161.088
34 34 21 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Mercury 160.791
35 46 98 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH Phoenix/Mercury 160.644
36 39 51 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 159.717
37 19 19 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 159.345
38 30 49 Zack Birge Blanchard OK Blazer/Mercury 159.006
39 43 53 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 158.947
40 49 62 Cody Huff Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 158.425
41 35 33 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 158.207
42 37 54 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 157.970
43 42 43 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 157.664
44 47 154 Cooper Gallant Bowmanville ON 157.555
45 41 34 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 156.484
46 44 35 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 156.300
47 54 48 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 154.949
48 50 26 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 154.824
49 52 59 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 154.434
50 56 39 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS Phoenix/Mercury 153.466
51 53 42 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 152.921
52 51 55 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 152.806
53 55 44 Kenta Kimura Osaka 152.534
54 40 40 Bryan New Belmont NC 152.392
55 74 45 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 151.535
56 62 64 Brandon Card Caryville TN Vexus/Suzuki 151.528
57 57 74 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 151.352
58 65 66 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 150.892
59 67 77 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA Skeeter/Yamaha 150.455
60 61 84 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 150.208
61 70 129 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 150.105
62 58 69 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Gator Trax/Mercury 150.057
63 69 81 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 149.942
64 48 61 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 149.470
65 79 65 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 148.459
66 63 46 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 148.359
67 60 38 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 147.317
68 73 72 Jeff Gustafson Kenora ON Lund/Mercury 146.508
69 76 70 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 146.317
70 59 95 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 146.168
71 82 76 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 146.127
72 81 47 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamaha 146.044
73 45 52 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 145.000
74 83 102 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 144.926
75 66 105 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 143.999
76 64 68 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 143.752
77 68 83 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 143.676
78 72 37 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 143.666
79 71 88 Jacob Foutz Charleston TN 143.246
80 77 58 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 143.102
81 86 71 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Mercury 142.783
82 80 60 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 142.618
83 89 63 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 141.685
84 85 56 Bob Downey Detroit Lakes MN Bass Cat/Mercury 141.132
85 90 80 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 139.807
86 78 41 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 139.227
87 75 75 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 138.985
88 88 127 Matty Wong Honolulu HI 137.685
89 87 79 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 136.584
90 100 85 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 135.280
91 91 113 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 134.329
92 94 89 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 134.127
93 92 78 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 133.442
94 96 73 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 132.521
95 101 123 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 131.986
96 95 57 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 131.976
97 110 157 Will Davis, Jr. Sylacauga AL 131.762
98 84 100 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 131.572
99 93 91 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 131.439
100 98 90 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 131.012
101 102 136 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 130.462
102 97 87 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 130.441
103 104 103 Alex Redwine Blue Ash OH 130.181
104 105 107 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 129.772
105 103 104 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 128.982
106 107 122 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 128.595
107 106 147 Jonathan Kelley Old Forge PA 128.121
108 114 155 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 127.978
109 111 121 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 127.335
110 113 115 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 127.067
111 112 106 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 126.760
112 127 165 Bryant Smith Roseville CA 125.789
113 108 86 Josh Bertrand Queen Creek AZ Nitro/Mercury 125.158
114 99 119 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 124.669
115 120 111 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 124.617
116 115 124 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 124.032
117 117 130 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 123.087
118 118 96 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Phoenix/Mercury 122.087
119 116 97 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 121.996
120 121 138 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 121.903
121 123 133 Frank Talley Temple TX 121.825
122 109 109 Josh Butler Hayden AL Phoenix/Mercury 121.643
123 125 82 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 121.075
124 126 137 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 120.990
125 122 114 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 120.538
126 124 101 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 119.934
127 129 108 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 119.042
128 128 146 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 118.604
129 150 177 Cole Sands Calhoun TN 117.492
130 130 92 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 117.301
131 135 134 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 116.805
132 132 128 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 116.710
133 131 117 KJ Queen Catawba NC 116.383
134 138 99 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 116.295
135 133 135 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 115.937
136 137 143 Josh Douglas Mound MN 115.896
137 136 93 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 115.558
138 134 112 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 115.183
139 140 131 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 114.831
140 147 141 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 114.247
141 142 132 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 114.155
142 146 145 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 114.118
143 144 161 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 113.893
144 143 116 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 113.490
145 148 149 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 113.187
146 159 148 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 113.046
147 141 120 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 113.026
148 152 150 Masayuki Matsushita Tokoname-Shi 112.384
149 151 118 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 111.980
150 119 125 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 111.965
151 149 152 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 111.574
152 145 110 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 111.465
153 153 162 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 111.181
154 155 140 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 110.847
155 154 144 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 110.479
156 156 163 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 109.568
157 157 159 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 109.436
158 158 126 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 108.601
159 161 184 Kyle Norsetter Cottage Grove WI 107.112
160 160 142 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 106.888
161 139 139 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 105.711
162 172 182 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 105.132
163 163 164 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 105.055
164 164 156 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 103.935
165 165 173 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 103.441
166 167 185 Alex Wetherell Middletown CT 101.612
167 169 181 Logan Latuso Gonzales LA 101.118
168 170 158 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 100.976
169 171 151 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 100.715
170 168 168 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 100.263
171 173 169 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 100.056
172 162 153 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 98.611
173 175 174 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 97.796
174 177 170 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 97.512
175 176 160 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 97.290
176 181 171 Mike Huff Corbin KY 94.231
177 166 188 Martin Villa Charolottsville VA 92.141
178 182 198 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 91.835
179 179 175 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 88.454
180 174 194 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 88.257
181 178 166 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 87.356
182 184 190 Nick Hatfield Greenville TN 87.138
183 185 178 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 86.725
184 180 167 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 85.992
185 183 172 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 84.121
186 186 215 John Soukop Agra OK 83.336
187 187 183 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 81.977
188 189 225 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 70.475
189 190 217 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 68.635
190 188 195 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 63.242
191 192 209 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 62.825
192 191 191 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 56.992
193 193 231 Keith Carson DeBary FL Vexus/Mercury 48.436
194 196 Trey McKinney Carbondale IL 48.009
195 194 180 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 43.960
196 198 Ben Milliken New Caney TX 43.727
197 195 268 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 41.485
198 205 Kyle Patrick Cooperstown NY 41.034
199 202 Tyler Williams Belgrade ME 40.322
200 197 292 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 39.519
201 199 Wesley Gore Clanton AL Blazer/Yamaha 39.435
202 210 JT Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 31.616
203 215 Drew Gill Mt. Carmel IL Triton/Mercury 31.033
204 201 193 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 29.336
205 200 179 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 29.000
206 225 Logan Parks Auburn AL 28.682
207 207 192 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 28.636
208 204 189 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 28.126
209 203 199 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 27.378
210 221 186 Daisuke Aoki Minamitsurugun 27.321
211 213 176 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 27.227
212 228 Robert Gee Knoxville TN 27.060
213 206 197 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 26.816
214 209 196 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 26.228
215 244 Timothy Dube Nashua NH 26.118
216 222 214 Lane Olson Tigard OR 25.739
217 232 Marshall Robinson Landrum SC 25.300
218 219 210 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 25.126
219 216 207 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 24.680
220 208 200 Corey Neece Bristol TN 24.533
221 214 211 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 24.286
222 211 203 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 23.934
223 217 208 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 23.876
224 237 John Garrett Union City TN 23.060
225 212 205 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 23.026
226 230 221 Andy Newcomb Covington TN 22.812
227 218 204 Andrew Loberg Rocklin CA 22.667
228 223 212 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 22.076
229 224 213 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 21.741
230 229 223 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 21.201
231 234 224 Blake Hall Decatur AL 20.931
232 231 220 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 20.482
233 220 206 Jeff Reynolds Calera OK Phoenix/Mercury 20.443
234 226 218 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 20.433
235 227 219 Phillip Dutra Guntersville AL 20.040
236 239 187 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 19.541
237 243 236 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 18.848
238 235 201 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 18.803
239 233 216 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 17.877
240 252 202 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 16.876
241 240 243 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 16.827
242 245 229 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 16.478
243 262 254 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 16.452
244 246 244 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 15.746
245 236 226 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 15.436
246 255 270 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 15.425
247 250 246 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 15.400
248 242 242 Robby Lefere Jackson MI 15.303
249 258 253 Steve Lopez Oconomowoc WI 15.193
250 238 228 Shonn Goodwin Moore OK 14.753
251 273 279 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 14.550
252 282 271 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 14.508
253 280 240 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 14.051
254 247 237 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 14.040
255 251 238 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 13.867
256 254 232 Darrell Davis Dover FL 13.852
257 253 239 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 13.745
258 256 234 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 13.598
259 272 251 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 13.569
260 274 247 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 13.545
261 263 249 Clayton Batts Macon GA 13.540
262 241 230 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 13.438
263 257 259 Tai Au Glendale AZ 13.387
264 248 235 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 13.319
265 266 241 Jimmy Neece, Jr. Bristol TN 13.064
266 270 261 Steve York Bronson MI 12.782
267 269 262 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 12.761
268 259 257 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 12.663
269 275 266 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 12.509
270 279 264 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 12.477
271 296 287 Ricardo Gonzalez Monterrey 12.463
272 300 274 Mickey Beck Lebanon TN 12.152
273 260 256 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 12.023
274 295 282 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 12.018
275 286 285 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 11.967
276 249 258 Cole Hewett Orange Park FL 11.923
277 277 233 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 11.616
278 281 277 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 11.495
279 267 269 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 11.491
280 278 250 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 11.477
281 261 252 Kerry Milner Bono AR 11.475
282 293 289 Mitchell Webb Skiatook OK 11.472
283 284 255 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 11.406
284 305 308 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 11.298
285 294 286 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 11.137
286 289 283 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 11.125
287 264 248 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 10.900
288 283 273 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 10.861
289 298 290 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 10.686
290 307 307 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 10.637
291 271 265 Michael Matthee Centurion 10.635
292 290 272 Colby Miller Elmer LA 10.629
293 268 245 Christian Greico Tampa FL 10.613
294 291 280 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 10.422
295 265 260 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 10.412
296 285 276 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 10.190
297 288 267 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 10.127
298 315 298 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 10.060
299 299 291 Cameron Mattison Benton LA 9.897
300 321 309 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 9.832
301 292 263 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 9.739
302 301 288 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 9.538
303 287 278 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 9.277
304 311 284 Randy Despino Colfax LA 9.142
305 303 293 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 9.009
306 306 295 Tom Redington Royse City TX 8.853
307 276 275 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 8.826
308 314 312 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 8.751
309 323 303 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 8.687
310 297 299 Stephen Albertson Stuart FL 8.651
311 325 316 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 8.611
312 324 314 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 8.588
313 308 300 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 8.585
314 322 297 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 8.422
315 316 306 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 8.199
316 302 296 Cole Harris Raleigh NC 8.128
317 319 294 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 8.117
318 310 304 Bruce Parsons Arbela MO 8.047
319 331 323 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 7.763
320 313 310 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 7.758
321 312 281 Jeff Bridges Prosper TX 7.745
322 328 313 Lance Oligschlaeger Gallatin TN 7.675
323 304 301 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 7.587
324 326 227 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 7.523
325 309 222 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 7.518
326 327 317 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 7.413
327 318 305 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 7.332
328 329 318 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 6.706
329 332 320 Jeff McLain Columbus MS 6.698
330 317 311 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 6.448
331 330 319 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 5.943
332 320 302 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 5.733
333 335 324 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 5.232
334 334 321 River Lee Nacogdoches TX 4.986
335 333 322 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 4.217
336 336 315 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 2.135
337 337 325 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 2.043

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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