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Montevallo Ranked Number One College Bass Fishing Team Entering Barnett Reservoir Rumble

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The race for 2021-22 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is reaching a fever pitch as the chase enters the final two months of the season. The next nationally televised major event on the schedule is the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ Barnett Reservoir Rumble, which is set to take place on Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, MS. This ACA double points major event will be a key tournament in determining who will finish the season ranked number one. 15 of the top 20 teams in the nation are entered in the Barnett Reservoir Rumble, so this event will likely shape which teams are highly ranked at the end of the season. The University of Montevallo is in 1st place with a more than 600-point lead over Auburn University in 2nd, and Carson-Newman University rounds out the top three.

The latest update to the standings in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia features tournament results and points awarded at the following events:

– MLF Southern Regional at Sam Rayburn

– BASS College Series at Lake Norman

– MLF Championship at Fort Gibson Lake

– Missouri BASS State Qualifier at Lake of the Ozarks

With the addition of these events to the overall points standings, here is a look at the teams moving up in the Top 25 in the National Rankings:

6) Drury University – Previously Ranked 7th

8) Bryan College – Previously Ranked 12th

15) Wabash Valley College – Previously Ranked 19th

19) Campbellsville University – Previously Ranked 22nd

24) Kentucky Christian University – Previously Ranked 31st

View the complete updated rankings.

The spring of the year is one of the busiest times of the year on the schedule for collegiate anglers. This latest stretch for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia awarded over 78,000 points across four different events to approximately 50 different bass fishing teams. Numerous teams earned over 2,000 points during this stretch, expanding their team points earnings for the year.

Taking a look at the top of the standings, Auburn University closed the gap slightly between themselves and number one ranked University of Montevallo. Entering the first ACA event of the spring semester, Auburn is within striking distance of the defending School of the Year winners.

15 of the Top 20 teams, including eight of the Top 10, in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia are set to compete in the Barnett Reservoir Rumble this upcoming weekend. 1st place will earn 1,250 points for their respective school, and college bass fishing teams will be awarded points for their two highest-finishing boats inside of the Top 125.

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About the ACA

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series,17 seasons ago, which 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 also provides support to dozens of smaller schools operating regional events nationwide which help to grow the exposure of college fishing. The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Program, and associated assets. The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised on several networks as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series to include a dedicated television series on several television networks as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs. This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks.

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassProShops.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.