San Antonio, TX – In this second article of a three-part series, the Association of Collegiate Anglers will take a look at the teams ranked 6th-15th in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
To this point in the season, dozens of points qualifying events have been contested nationwide. Hundreds of the top collegiate bass fishing teams in the nation have competed to see where they stack up against the biggest names in the sport, and to be ranked inside of the coveted Top 25 for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
Here is a look at the teams currently ranked 6th – 15th:
6) Murray State University – Pre-Season Rank: 13
7) Lander University – Pre-Season Rank: 17
8) Tarleton State University – Pre-Season Rank: 14
9) Bethel University – Pre-Season Rank: 10
10) Emmanuel University – Pre-Season Rank: T-8
11) Campbellsville University – Pre-Season Rank: 6
12) Adrian College – Pre-Season Rank: 3
13) LSU Shreveport – Pre-Season Rank: 15
14) Blue Mountain Christian University – Pre-Season Rank: 7
15) Drury University – Pre-Season Rank: 11
As was mentioned in the first article of this series, the race for 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is extremely close. This specific segment of 10 teams is separated by just over 2,000 points. Essentially, one quality event separates 6th – 15th in the National Rankings.
Each team presently ranked 6th – 15th was selected in the Top 25 of the ACA Pre-Season Poll at the beginning of the year. Some teams are exceeding expectations while others are looking to meet them by season’s end. Regardless, being voted as one of the Top 25 best bass fishing teams in the nation and earning a Top 25 ranking halfway through the season is quite the accomplishment.
The first ACA event of the spring will be the Hartwell Slam at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. Two of the teams in this group have a storied history of success at Lake Hartwell, and their campuses are located nearby. Both Lander University and Emmanuel University are very familiar with Lake Hartwell. Ranked 7th and 10th respectively, look for these two teams to have a major chance at making big moves in the rankings with a strong showing at Lake Hartwell.
This section in the rankings is comprised of 10 teams in which any of them could skyrocket up the rankings before the end of the year. Moving up into the Top 5 is not out of the question, and several of these teams could even make it to the number one spot, depending on their performance. If a major shakeup in the standings is to happen, look for one of these 10 teams to be in the middle of the action making a lot of noise.
About The Association Of Collegiate Anglers (ACA)
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive fishing events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 19 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.
The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms. The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which is an effort to provide more opportunities to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.
The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious collegiate bass fishing title today.
Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.
This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Bally Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on OutdoorActionTV.com and PursuitUp.com
For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
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