Back-to-back victories in consecutive weeks – one on the FLW Tour and one on the Bassmaster Elite Series – have propelled Oklahoma’s Jason Christie to the top of the BassFan World Rankings presented by Livingston Lures for the first time in his career.
Christie, who won the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake and the Elite Series derby at Bull Shoals Lake, is up five places from 6th in this edition and supplants Todd Faircloth in the No. 1 slot. Brent Chapman, Brent Ehrler and Bryan Thrift, all of whom have held the top ranking at one time or another, round out the Top 5.
Terry Scroggins, the 6th-place finisher at Bull Shoals, climbs four places to 6th in this edition. David Dudley, who began 2012 ranked No. 1, slipped another spot to 10th.
The biggest move among the Top 50 was made by reigning Bassmaster Classic champion Cliff Pace, who gained 19 positions to 29th.
The next event that will impact the Rankings is the May 2-5 Elite Series tournament at Georgia’s West Point Lake.
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