The dust has finally settled on a long bass tournament season in San Diego that began back in November.
A special acknowledgement to Chuck Miller, who fished the most tournaments this year with 29. In the end, he fished 24 of the tournaments that ended up eligible for our rankings (had 20 or more entries). Miller is clearly a tournament director’s best friend.
I’d like to also acknowledge Melvin Williams, who stuck his neck out by fishing all 4 of the pro tournaments we considered this year, while also adding enough team and draw tournament entries to meet the minimum. Williams did all that and landed in the top 10 of our rankings!
Below you’ll find the rankings for the spots 11-86. To see how the top spots shook out, check out our slideshow spotlighting San Diego’s top 10 bass tournament anglers for the 2014/2015 season.
|Rank||Angler||Score||Fished||Avg S.O.F.||Avg Finish|
|67||Donald Riese Sr.||433.34||19||54.37||19.58|
|69||Donnie Riese Jr.||430.85||18||54.94||19.89|
|85||Wayne E. George||220.97||8||79.00||26.00|
About the rankings
The SDFish.com Tournament Angler Computer Rankings are meant to quantify the success of an individual anglers tournament season. They are not based on opinion, or make any claim to decide who the best, or worst anglers are. They are based on an angler’s performance, and their performance alone.
Which anglers are considered?
All anglers who fish a minimum of 8 qualified local tournaments so far this season have been included for consideration, and all anglers who met that minimum are shown.
Which tournaments are considered in this set of rankings?
There were 34 possible tournaments included in these rankings. Specifically, they were;
- 6 tournaments in the 2014/2015 National Bass West San Diego Region season
- The 2015 National Bass West Havasu Classic
- 1 Anglers Marine Owners Invitational at El Capitan
- 3 California Bass Federation Tournaments
- 3 FLW Rayovac Western Series Pro Tournaments
- 1 American Bass Association Tournaments (other tournaments in this series did not meet the minimum amount of teams)
- The 2015 American Bass Association South Team Classic at Lake Mead
- 9 San Diego Team Day Series Tournaments
- 7 San Diego Team Night Series Tournaments
- The 2015 San Diego Team Open
- The 2015 WON Bass US Open Pro Tournament
*Note* Only tournaments with 20 competing teams (or draw tournaments with 20 anglers) or more are considered. Tournaments with less than 20 teams were thrown out.
How are the rankings formulated?
Each qualifying tournament is weighted based on the number of entries in the field. A proprietary formula awards points each finishing position for each individual angler (team tournaments score each angler independently) from the top down. Those points are then divided by the total number of tournaments an angler fishes, and a multiplier is applied to create a score.
Pro tournaments will award double points, and season-end team tournament championships (TOCs) will be worth 1.5x points.
*Strength of finish is the percentile of the result based on the amount of teams or participants, the lower the better. A 2nd place finish with 50 teams would have a strength of finish of “4” while a 2nd place finish with only 20 teams would be a strength of finish of “10.” While the result is the same, a 2nd, the first scenario is a significantly better finish since it required beating an additional 30 teams. The SDFish.com ranking formula uses strength of finish instead of a simple result in the standings to determine ranking points.