This past weekend was noteworthy on a number of fronts. On the water, Michael Iaconelli winning on his home waters of the Delaware River was obviously the biggest. The victory broke a seven-year drought without a Major victory – his last Major win came in 2006 at Guntersville, though he did have six runner-up finishes
A 2010 BASS Elite event dropped off and a new one is added from this past week, causing some shuffling in the Majors World Ranking.
We crunch the data to find the favorites in both Majors events this weekend: The BASS Elite Series and Douglas and FLW Tour at Beaver.
Every tournament has its favorites to win. Some look at local pros as the favorites. Others go by past performances. Yet others simply go on hunches.
We go by numbers, and we have plenty of them. Hence the series “Data Overload.”
Before every Majors event, we want to use our database of stats to figure out who really are the favorites at any given event. We want to know if locals really hold the edge, or if time of year makes a difference with certain pros. We don’t want opinions. Just stats.
Are you ready? Then let’s start crunching for the Bassmaster Classic.
We’ve looked back at the three major tours. Now it’s time for the grand finale – the Majors World Ranking.