Bass Rankings unveils Regional, College Rankings

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BassRankings.com now ranks more than 36,000 anglers across five levels of competition

Now, everybody is included.

When Bass Rankings launched in October of 2011, it did so with the goal of providing a much-needed service; an unbiased and accurate rankings system for competitive bass anglers, while being a historical library for the sport.

At the time, it had rankings for anglers across three levels — Majors, Minors and Women, along with co-anglers for each level — which was something never before seen in the sport. No ranking or statistical system had ever gone beyond the couple hundred professional, Major-level anglers.

Little more than a year later, Bass Rankings has taken its rankings even further.

Today, Bass Rankings unveiled its Regional Ranking and College Ranking. In doing so, it now ranks more than 36,000 anglers across five levels of competition. Effectively, it ranks every competitive bass fisherman in the United States, allowing anglers of all levels will be able to compare themselves against other anglers.

BassRankings.com is a site devoted to keeping statistics and ranking tournament bass anglers. The site provides a ranking for tournament bass anglers of various levels, while also allowing users to create their own custom rankings.

 

Regional Rankings

These anglers are often the best of the best in a given area. They know every nook, cranny and secret on the lakes around them, and because of that, it makes them extraordinary fishermen in either elements.

Anglers who will be ranked in the Regional World Rankings have fished a minimum of four tournaments in a one-year span on the following tours/events: ABA Bassmaster Weekend Series Qualifiers, Regionals, and Championships, and FLW Bass Fishing League Qualifiers, Regionals, and All-Americans.

Currently, the No. 1 Regional angler in the United States is Brooke Morrison of Youngsville, La., with a score of 982.924.

 

College Rankings

The future stars of the sport, college fishing continues to grow in popularity and exposure. It also has begun producing some top talent rising through the professional ranks, making it imperative to rank and track these young anglers to potentially highlight up-and-comers.

However, college fishing is unlike normal tournaments, in that anglers often fish as two-person teams for particular schools. So, Bass Rankings had to create three separate rankings to effectively rank every aspect of the level’s competition.

Here is a breakdown of the three college rankings categories, along with the criteria for each category.

 

Individual

This ranking reflects the performance of each individual angler. Competitors will rotate and fish with multiple partners throughout the course of a season or college career, in many cases not fishing with the same person enough to meet the minimum requirements to be ranked on the two-person Team Ranking.

To qualify for the Individual Ranking, an angler is required to fish three events in the past 12 months. He or she is then scored on the average of the performance they received as a team or as an individual. The tournaments that contribute to this ranking are required to have at least 20 teams competing in the tournament, or for non-team, individual events, 40 individual anglers. These tournaments include the ACA, BASS, FLW and independent school opens, invitationals and qualifiers.

Currently, the No. 1-ranked Individual college angler in the United States is Shane Powell of Auburn University with a score of 976.735.

Note – It is possible for tournaments to contribute to this ranking, but not the Team or College rankings, based on minimum requirements. 

Team

This ranking reflects the performance of a two-person team.

To qualify for the Team Ranking, a team of the same two anglers must fish in at least three events together in the past 12 months. The tournaments that contribute to this ranking are required to have at least 20 teams competing in the tournament. These tournaments include 50+ ACA, BASS, FLW and independent school opens, invitationals or qualifiers in the past 12 months.

Currently, the No. 1-ranked college team in the United States is Jordan Lee and Shane Powell of Auburn University with a score of 976.735.

Note – It is possible for tournaments to contribute to this ranking, but not the Individual or College rankings, based on minimum requirements. 

 

School

This ranking reflects the performance of the entire school.

To qualify for the School Ranking, the school must have competed in at least five events in the past 12 months, with at least three different teams contributing to the five or more events.

The score for each contributing tournament to the ranking is the average score of the teams from the college competing in that event (their overall tournament batting average). A great team finish will help you, but a poor team finish will offset a good one in that event.

The tournaments that contribute to this ranking are required to have at least 10 schools competing in the tournament. These tournaments include 50+ ACA, BASS, FLW and independent school opens, invitationals or qualifiers in the past 12 months.

Currently, the No. 1-ranked college in the United States is Eastern Kentucky University with a score of 759.037.

Note – It is possible for tournaments to contribute to this ranking, but not the Individual or Team rankings, based on minimum requirements. 

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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for BassRankings.com, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

1 Comment

  1. Awesome Job! A logical way to compare yourself to other anglers across divisions and to other National Circuits. Keep up the Good Work!