Media Poll Standings – June 10, 2012

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When it comes to rankings, we all have opinions. Now, the opinions on who are the best anglers are now in one place.

The Bass Rankings Media Poll is an industry opinion poll contributed by industry experts. This ranking will deal with Major-level anglers, though the opinions themselves can be based on all levels of tournament bass fishing. In other words, if an expert wants to take into account Minor-level events or he doesn’t, that’s his opinion. We simply combined all their opinions in one place to reflect popular opinion at a given time.

The experts were asked to rank the top 20 anglers on all three Major tours, with the lone exceptions being Ken Duke and Chad Gay, who will just rank BASS and FLW anglers, respectively, as these are the organizations they work for and they will serve to offset each other. If you want to see their rankings, or any of the experts’ individual rankings, feel free to click on their names.

Current Rank
as of 6/10/12
Prior Rank
as of 4/29/12
Angler Total
Points
Average placement
of MP contributors
1 2 Skeet Reese 69 3.8
1 3 Kevin VanDam 69 3.8
3 1 Chris Lane 69 5.3
4 5 Edwin Evers 58 6.5
5 6 Brent Chapman 55 7.3
6 4 Brent Ehrler 53 7.8
7 15 Jason Christie 46 9.5
8 7 Todd Faircloth 38 11.5
9 21 David Dudley 33 12.8
10 7 Anthony Gagliardi 32 13.0
11 10 Ott Defoe 31 13.3
11 12 Bryan Thrift 31 13.3
11 12 Randall Tharp 31 13.3
11 14 Keith Combs 31 13.3
15 19 David Walker 30 13.5
15 21 Randy Howell 30 13.5
17 9 Dan Morehead 28 14.0
18 11 Alton Jones 26 14.5
19 17 Tom Monsoor 24 15.0
20 20 Travis Fox 22 15.5
21 17 Gerald Swindle 20 16.0
22 23 Jay Yelas 19 16.3
22 24 Bobby Lane 19 16.3
24 24 Steve Kennedy 17 16.8
25 26 Scott Martin 16 17.0
26 33 Jacob Powroznik 15 17.3
27 16 Terry Scroggins 14 17.5
27 27 Michael Iaconelli 14 17.5
29 28 Dave Lefebre 13 17.8
29 28 Luke Clausen 13 17.8
31 30 Ish Monroe 11 18.3
32 32 Aaron Martens 9 18.8
32 46 Tommy Biffle 9 18.8
34 31 Cliff Crochet 7 19.3
35 34 Andy Morgan 6 19.5
35 Matt Herren 6 19.5
35 46 Brandon Card 6 19.5
38 35 Black Nick 5 19.8
38 35 Stetson Blaylock 5 19.8
40 37 Greg Vinson 4 20.0
40 37 Wesley Stader 4 20.0
40 Troy Morrow 4 20.0
43 40 Dean Rojas 3 20.3
43 40 Scott Canterbury 3 20.3
45 42 Brett Hite 2 20.5
45 42 Todd Auten 2 20.5
45 42 Jeff Kriet 2 20.5
48 46 Shinichi Fukae 1 20.8
48 46 Davy Hite 1 20.8

Our Panelists

Terry Brown

Terry Brown
Wired2Fish.com
See Terry’s picks

Terry is the President of Wired2Fish.com. Terry has spent the last 25 years in the fishing industry first writing for Bass Times, Heartland Outdoors, and numerous magazines and websites and prior to that was the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of BassFan.com.

Ken Duke

Ken Duke
BASSMASTER
See Ken’s picks

Ken Duke is the Senior Editor of B.A.S.S. Publications and the author of two books on bass fishing, Bass Forever with Glen Lau and The Bass Fishing Vault.

Chad Gay

Chad Gay
FLW Outdoors
See Chad’s picks

Chad Gay is the Director of Public Relations for FLW and has 15 years of industry experience. Chad is currently in his sixth season with FLW and has conducted countless interviews with some of the world’s top professional fishermen.

Mark Jeffreys

Mark Jeffreys
The Bass Zone
See Mark’s picks

Seventeen years after the creation of THE BASS ZONE, Mark and his team comprise a one-two punch of delivering daily, live, on-location interviews with the nation’s top pro anglers.

Jesse Schultz

Jesse Schultz
Bass Rankings
See Jesse’s picks

Jesse is the Social Marketing Coordinator at Bass Rankings and currently competes in the BASS Opens.

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About Author

Jesse Schultz is Bass Rankings' Social Marketing Coordinator and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in SPEA Management. His interest in the fishing industry grew while in college through serving as a President of the IU Bass Fishing Club, helping to develop an understanding for the outdoor industry as well as college and high school fishing. His success as an angler on the college level, including back-to-back FLW College Fishing Central Regional Championships, grew to where he currently competes in the BASS Opens. Jesse's understanding of the social media outlets and the outdoor industry makes him an asset for Bass Rankings and the fishing industry.

You can learn more about Jesse at his website or follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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