North American Fishing Guides

State Farm-BassFan.com World Rankings Update
August 12, 2003

Kevin VanDam remains No. 1 even though he loses his Classic win from 2 years ago in the formula (the World Rankings use a rolling 2 years of data). However, his 15-point margin from before the Classic shrinks to less than half of that. To be caught in the rankings, he will have to stop being the most consistent high-finisher in the world, or someone else will have to surpass him.

Alton Jones and Kelly Jordon were 2nd and 3rd in the world before the Classic, and are still there. But Jones finished 7th at the Classic to Jordon's 24th, which contributes to an increase in the points between them.

Jay Yelas' points actually increase vs. his points before the Classic, but Gary Klein moves past him into 4th, in part due to Klein's 2nd-place finish (Yelas finished 19th at the Classic).

Dustin Wilks and Zell Rowland crack the Top 10 for the first time.

In part on the strength of a good end of the season, Kenyon Hill climbs from 26th to 14th in the world.

Classic winner Mike Iaconelli jumps from 83rd in the world to 57th.

Calculation Notes

Do not expect massive shifts in the rankings. The Classic receives a lot of hype, but statistically it is a tour championship. That means it receives more weight in the rankings formula than a regular-season event, nothing more.

It will look like more Bassmaster Tour pros are in the higher slots simply because the FLW Championship hasn't been held yet.

Some pros might move more than others after the Classic because they now have two Classics in their data whereas before they had just one (i.e., they didn't fish in the 2001 Classic, but did fish 2002 and 2003), and vice versa.

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State Farm-BassFan.com World Rankings

1 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo, MI 146.655

2 Alton Jones Waco, TX 139.305

3 Kelly Jordon Mineola, TX 134.102

4 Gary Klein Weatherford, TX 133.344

5 Jay Yelas Tyler, TX 128.906

6 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals, AL 123.742

7 Mark Davis Mt. Ida, AR 122.078

8 John Murray Phoenix, AZ 118.701

9 Dustin Wilks Raleigh, NC 118.147

10 Zell Rowland Montgomery, TX 116.637

11 Mike Wurm Hot Springs, AR 116.519

12 Brent Chapman Shawnee, KS 115.811

13 Edwin Evers Mannsville, OK 115.528

14 Kenyon Hill Norman, OK 114.225

15 Tommy Biffle Wagoner, OK 114.119

16 Roland Martin Clewiston, FL 114.085

17 Greg Hackney Oak Ridge, LA 109.298

18 Ron Shuffield Bismarck, AR 109.24

19 Dan Morehead Paducah, KY 108.927

20 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park, TX 108.302

21 Mark Menendez Paducah, KY 107.922

22 Gerald Swindle Hayden, AL 107.537

23 David Dudley Manteo, NC 106.669

24 Skeet Reese Auburn, CA 106.531

25 Bud Pruitt Spring, TX 105.94

26 Todd Faircloth Jasper, TX 105.854

27 Dean Rojas Grand Saline, TX 104.751

28 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville, FL 104.666

29 Wesley Strader Spring City, TN 104.518

30 David Wharton Sam Rayburn, TX 104.349

31 Roger Boler Slidell, LA 104.119

32 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville, FL 102.947

33 Aaron Martens Castaic, CA 102.831

34 Randy Howell Trussville, AL 102.153

35 John Sappington Wyandotte, OK 101.837

36 Larry Nixon Bee Branch, AR 101.793

37 Davy Hite Prosperity, SC 101.552

38 Jeff Kriet Ardmore, OK 101.362

39 Bill Chapman Salt Rock, WV 101.266

40 Pat Fisher Stone Mntn., GA 98.7

41 Andre Moore Scottsdale, AZ 96.957

42 Andy Morgan Dayton, TN 96.303

43 Tom Mann, Jr. Buford, GA 95.499

44 Scott R. Martin Clewiston, FL 95.256

45 Robert Lee Angels Camp, CA 94.926

46 David Walker Sevierville, TN 94.891

47 Wes Thomas Hanover, IN 94.593

48 Todd Auten Gastonia, NC 94.49

49 Rick Clunn Ava, MO 94.326

50 Takahiro Omori Emory, TX 94.281

51 Paul Elias Pachuta, MS 93.835

52 Dion Hibdon Stover, MO 93.559

53 Ish Monroe Phoenix, AZ 92.889

54 Kevin Wirth Crestwood, KY 92.886

55 Keith Williams Conway, AR 92.194

56 Mike Hawkes Sabinal, TX 91.481

57 Michael Iaconelli Woodbury Hts., NJ 91.465

58 Gary Yamamoto Mineola, TX 91.113

59 Alvin Shaw State Road, NC 90.961

60 Sam Newby Pocola, OK 90.104

61 Bernie Schultz Gainesville, FL 90.102

62 Chris Elliott Raleigh, NC 90.079

63 Elton Luce, Jr. Nederland, TX 89.727

64 Rob Kilby Hot Springs, AR 88.04

65 Stanley Mitchell Fitzgerald, GA 87.038

66 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia, NC 86.911

67 Rick Lillegard Atkinson, NH 86.79

68 George Cochran Hot Springs, AR 86.559

69 Harmon Davis Marlow, OK 86.451

70 Jim Bitter Fruitland Park, FL 85.793

71 Mike Auten Benton, KY 85.192

72 Mike Surman Boca Raton, FL 84.772

73 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills, MO 84.667

74 Tommy Stiles McMinnville, TN 84.421

75 Dale Teaney Williamsburg, OH 83.964

76 Steve Kennedy Auburn, AL 83.551

77 Joel G. Richardson Kernersville, NC 83.419

78 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro, NC 83.309

79 Joe Thomas Milford, OH 83.177

80 O.T. Fears III Sallisaw, OK 83.084

81 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah, KY 82.894

82 Roger Crafton Boca Grande, FL 82.603

83 Stephen Browning Hot Springs, AR 82.422

84 David Fritts Lexington, NC 81.555

85 Randy Blaukat Lamar, MO 81.428

86 Mickey Bruce Buford, GA 81.081

87 Kevin Vida Clare, MI 80.659

88 Brian Snowden Springfield, MO 80.515

89 Jack L. Wade Knoxville, TN 79.975

90 Jim Moynagh Carver, MN 79.791

91 Ken Cook Meers, OK 79.406

92 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity, SC 79.385

93 Dalton Bobo Northport, AL 79.165

94 Jack A. Gadlage Logandale, NV 79.031

95 Jim Tutt Longview, TX 78.746

96 Randy Alexander London, KY 78.619

97 Mark Pack Mineola, TX 78.582

98 Randall Hutson Washburn, MO 78.05

99 Ray Sedgwick Cross, SC 77.953

100 Donald Eaton Covington, GA 77.803

101 Darrel Robertson Jay, OK 77.688

102 Ben Matsubu Mineola, TX 77.521

103 Curt Lytle Suffolk, VA 76.498

104 Craig Powers Rockwood, TN 76.274

105 Allen Armour Norcross, GA 76.24

106 Kotaro Kiriyama New Milford, NJ 76.079

107 Danny Kirk Bartow, GA 75.285

108 Mike McClelland Springdale, AR 74.972

109 Jimmy Millsaps Canton, GA 74.918

110 Shad Schenck Waynetown, IN 74.694

111 Wesley Burnett Hot Springs, AR 74.657

112 Chip Harrison, Jr. Bremen, IN 74.614

113 Mark Goines Shady Point, OK 73.892

114 Koby Kreiger Osceola, IN 73.653

115 Frank Scalish Cleveland, OH 73.497

116 Denny Brauer Camdenton, MO 73.244

117 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring, MO 73.148

118 Chuck Economou Redington Bch., FL 72.292

119 Guy Eaker Cherryville, NC 72.067

120 Dwayne Horton Knoxville, TN 71.989

121 J.T. Kenney Frostburg, MD 71.123

122 Danny Correia Marlboro, MA 70.416

123 Marty Stone Linden, NC 70.359

124 Brett Hite Phoenix, AZ 70.301

125 Scott Rook Little Rock, AR 69.911

126 Ken Strickland Oak Ridge, NC 69.611

127 David Cooke Davidson, NC 69.461

128 John Crews Jetersville, VA 69.308

129 Chris Daniels Clayton, NC 69.151

130 Tommy Martin Hemphill, TX 68.772

131 Sandy Melvin Boca Grande, FL 68.517

132 Jack Bell Kane, PA 68.402

133 Warren Wyman Castaic, CA 68.386

134 Tony Couch Buckhead, GA 68.208

135 Mark Tyler Concord, CA 67.779

136 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola, TX 67.198

137 Pete Gluszek Franklinville, NJ 67.142

138 Rick Morris Virginia Beach, VA 67.016

139 Jeffrey Thomas Broadway, NC 66.58

140 Mark Rizk Redding, CA 65.632

141 Keith Green Arkadelphia, AR 64.374

142 Kim Stricker Howell, MI 64.061

143 Mark Rose Marion, AR 62.692

144 Robert Beatty Clermont, FL 61.541

145 Frank Ippoliti Mt. Airy, MD 60.929

146 Chad Brauer Osage Beach, MO 60.849

147 Jim Nolan Bull Shoals, AR 60.6

148 Mark Rogers Naples, FL 60.433

149 Charles Ingram Santa Fe, TN 60.412

150 Steve Daniel Clewiston, FL 60.00

151 Joel Baker Talala, OK 59.741

152 Tom Burns Carbondale, IL 59.533

153 Terry Baksay Monroe, CT 59.29

154 Carl Svebek III Sam Rayburn, TX 59.02

155 Ricky Shumpert Lexington, SC 58.673

156 Aaron A. Hastings Boonsboro, MD 57.058

157 Mark Tucker Kirkwood, MO 56.687

158 Terry Segraves Kissimmee, FL 55.818

159 David Lauer South Bend, IN 55.493

160 Greg Pugh Cullman, AL 54.695

161 Johnny Lesesne Blue Ridge, GA 54.486

162 Mark Hardin Canton, GA 54.439

163 Jerry Williams Conway, AR 54.224

164 Cecil Kingsley Lawrence, KS 54.12

165 Sam Swett Covington, LA 53.502

166 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive, AL 53.492

167 Eric Holt Galena, MO 53.213

168 Carl Maxfield Summerville, SC 53.108

169 Tim Loper Terry, MS 52.889

170 Rick Gasaway Kennesaw, GA 52.56

171 Jimmi Leuthner Vernon, VT 52.306

172 Charlie Youngers Oviedo, FL 52.232

173 Jim Murray, Jr. Arabi, GA 51.879

174 Charlie Hartley Grove City, OH 51.731

175 Marty Fourkiller Cyril, OK 51.605

176 Randy Dearman Onalaska, TX 50.529

177 Doug Garrett Cabot, AR 50.201

178 Darren Wolf Longview, TX 49.529

179 Gerald Gostenik Dearborn, MI 49.268

180 Eddie Woody N. Little Rock, AR 48.976

181 Jim Carnell Muskogee, OK 48.223

182 Jeff Magee Mendenhall, MS 48.051

183 Roger Schofield Killen, AL 47.844

184 Greg Carpenter Royal, AR 47.298

185 Tom Dolin Palatine Bridge, NY 47.26

186 Rickie Harp Cottondale, AL 47.143

187 Mike Hicks Richmond, VA 47.052

188 Mark Sabbides Bastrop, LA 46.85

189 Michael Johnson Talking Rock, GA 46.769

190 Shane Allman Sam Rayburn, TX 45.888

191 Robert Karbas, Jr. Wake Forest, NC 45.197

192 Ralph Laster, Jr. Camdenton, MO 44.233

193 Art Ferguson III St. Clair Shores, MI 43.817

194 Jimmy Houston Cookson, OK 43.743

195 James Sprague Kansas City, KS 41.852

196 Tim Sainato Branson, MO 39.862

197 Sean Stickler Ft. Lauderdale, FL 39.783

198 Scott Browning Franklin, NC 39.758

200 Glen Chappelear Acworth, GA 38.23


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