It’s not often that YouTube will factor into our rankings, but it did for Chris Hunt and Kyle Warwick.
The teammates from Lincoln Memorial University had never flipped matted grass prior to the FLW College Fishing event on Okeechobee. So they watched “nearly 200 videos” on flipping. Then they went out and won the event, which jumped them from 98th to 44th in the Individual Ranking (they’re tied). Who says YouTube is a waste of time?
As for the rest of the field, after starting the year in first Auburn’s Shane Powell has slipped now two events in a row, this time from fifth to ninth. University of Central Florida’s Casey O’Donnell also went in the wrong direction after the Okeechobee event, going from 11th to 16th.
There were a few movements in the top 20, but the biggest leap of the day came from the Auburn team of Ronald Nummy and Thomas Frink who went from 83rd to 52nd.
Plenty of movement in the top 10 alone, here.
Daytona State College dropped from third to ninth, while Young Harris College nearly did the exact opposite in climbing from ninth to fifth.
University of Central Florida moved up into the top 10 (in 10th), taking over the vacated spot of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, which fell from 10th to 17th.
Meanwhile, Auburn University – Montgomery (58th to 38th) and University of Tennessee – Martin (65th to 44th) both moved into the top 50.