254.302past 24 months average (5 events)
331.225past 12 months average (2 events)
Michael is averaging 254.302 points per event over the past 24 months and 331.225 points per event over the past 12 months, for a generally up trend.
Trends: Our trend feature compares an angler's average points from the prior 24 months to the average points from the prior 12 months to establish whether the angler's recent performance exceeds or falls behind that of a longer span. If the recent average is within 2.5% of the average for the longer period, we consider the angler's performance to be steady, as indicated by an almost equals to sign.
Bass Rankings: When we first launched the site, you were the No. 1-ranked Minors-only angler, and you’re currently No. 2. How did it make you feel seeing your name atop that ranking?
Michael Simonton: It’s been pretty awesome. As a fan of the sport, I’ve been obsessed with looking at the different rankings out there for the pros. So to all of a sudden see my name on a ranking was a very neat experience.
We wanted to give the Minors-only level anglers their props. So we decided to use our Trending feature to showcase who seem to be the up-and-comers to watch in the Minors and in the sport. Understand that all the anglers at the top of the Minors-only rankings are top talents. The anglers on the following list just happen to be the ones who seem to be on the rise.
It’s been a busy week for those watching the rankings. Particularly for those watching the top spots.
Brent Ehrler’s lead over Kevin VanDam shrunk despite a good showing at Guntersville, while Michael Simonton now reigns in the Minors.