Put your hands down you liars.
While some may have predicted Chapman to win the Elite Series event at Toledo Bend (he has been on a roll this season) , I doubt few had Lefebre to win the FLW Tour event at Kentucky Lake. And both? C’mon.
That’s nothing against either of them, as both are previous champions. However, with so many favorites on both bodies of water, you could get a pass for neither being on your radar going into the event.
The real question is how did the two events shake up the Majors World Ranking.
In terms of the top five, there wasn’t a single change. Though, Kevin VanDam’s average dipped, while the four anglers behind him (David Dudley, Edwin Evers, Andy Morgan and Ott Defoe) all saw theirs rise a little.
The first move was Jay Yelas jumping from ninth to sixth, which changed the rest of the top 10 a little. Though, the first shock is that Lefebre, despite his victory, didn’t move up a single spot. He’s still sitting in 11th.
Chapman faired much better, jumping from 32nd to 23rd.
Then there were some guys who used top fives (and an 11th) over the weekend to get themselves into the top 50. Kyle Mabrey (54th to 39th), Terry Bolton (52nd to 40th), Greg Hackney (55th to 44th) and Chris Baumgardner (57th to 45th) all made the leap this week after their performances.
Overall, it was a great weekend with some great performances. And the shake-up in the rankings has only just begun, as a 2010 Elite Series event (that VanDam won) will drop off Wednesday, meaning we should see some movement in the top five this week. Stay tuned.