Montevallo Extends its Lead

Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia
Carson-Newman holds onto 2nd, and the University of North Alabama closes the gap but remains in 3rd.

The 19th Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL, was a triple points event to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

This triple points tournament is the most important event of the year on the calendar, as it’s one of the last opportunities for schools to earn points, as well as presents a chance for major shake-ups in the National Rankings.

Entering the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, 24 of the Top 25 ranked schools were registered to compete at Pickwick Lake. With the event now complete, all of the top teams earned points at the final ACA event of the year, as well as 32 of the Top 33 in the national ranking system. This points update features several teams moving up and down in the standings. While there is not a large amount of change in the standings, it’s important to note that the gaps and margins between many teams inside of the Top 25 grew tighter with the triple points awarded to schools.

The top-ranked University of Montevallo continued to dominate the college fishing scene, as they placed three teams in the Top 25 at Pickwick Lake to earn over 6,000 points. These top finishes allowed them to maintain the number one ranking and widen the gap between 2nd ranked Carson-Newman University.

The 3rd ranked University of North Alabama, coming off its best finishes of the year, earned the most points of any school to compete in the ACA National Championship. This allowed UNA to narrow the margin between themselves and 2nd place by more than half.

Here is a look at teams that made significant moves inside of the Top 25 for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia:

4) LSU-Shreveport – Previously Ranked 5th
8) Lander University – Previously Ranked 9th
13) Dallas Baptist University – Previously Ranked 16th
18) Blue Mountain Christian University – Previously Ranked 20th
23) USC-Union – Previously Ranked 25th


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