First off, we at Bass Rankings hope you all had a great Memorial Day, either spending it on the water or with friends around a barbeque.
Now, as far as the rankings are concerned, despite there not being a tournament over Memorial Day weekend, there was still some shifting. As we mentioned last week, David Dudley took over the No. 1 spot after finishing third at the FLW Tour event on the Potomac.
Then, on Thursday, a 2010 Elite Series event on Clarks Hill dropped off, along with a 38th-place finish for Kevin VanDam. With that tournament gone, VanDam’s two-year average rose from 799.594 to 810.803 — good enough to regain the No. 1 spot in the Majors World Ranking.
However, the biggest mover with the dropping of that tournament was Keith Poche. He finished 92nd at Clarks Hill. So when it dropped, he jumped from 45th to 30th. And if you think Poche wanted to see that tournament gone, just look at Takahiro Omori. He finished 93rd (dead last). His jump this week was from 61st to 48th.
Of course, an FLW Tour event on Lake Ouachita is dropping off tomorrow, so we’ll see how that shakes things up later this week.