Top 25 Collegiate Bass Fishing Pre-Season Poll for the 2021-22 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia: Rankings 21st – 25th

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 Jul 20th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 20th, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Top 25 Collegiate Bass Fishing Pre-Season Poll for the 2021-22 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia: Rankings 21st – 25th

San Antonio, TX (7/19/2021) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers, which operates the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year program presented by Abu Garcia, is excited to showcase the pre-season rankings for college bass fishing according to a voting poll of top coaches, schools, media personnel, and fishing industry personalities with experience in college fishing.

This poll is a one-of-a-kind poll, similar to rankings in other college sports that will help kick off the season-long race for the prestigious School of the Year title. Every day this week the ACA will count down and showcase teams that made it into the top 25, and then in the near future, the first rankings for the 2021-22 season will be announced based on finishes during events this summer. Today’s article will show teams that were selected 21st-25th in the pre-season rankings.

21. Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
2021 Final Ranking: 18th
School of the Year Titles: 1 (2012)

Arkansas Tech has a rich history when it comes to top finishes in college bass fishing. Located in Russellville, AR, home to Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas Tech was picked 21st in the ACA Top 25 Pre-Season Poll by the pollsters, and it’s no secret this fishing school could easily finish higher with top finishes at one of several events near its campus this year, as well as events far from home.

22. Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
2021 Final Ranking: 24th

Stephen F. Austin State University ranks 21st in the pre-season poll. The highest vote the club received in the poll was 2nd place by college insiders, which means some believe this is a Top 10 team in the nation that could contend for a School of the Year title.

23. East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX
2021 Final Ranking: 34th

The next team to be featured in the poll is East Texas Baptist University. East Texas Baptist is ranked 23rd in the pre-season poll according to college fishing insiders. Coming off of a 34th place finish in the 2021 School of the Year standings, the college bass fishing community believes that the team from Marshall, TX will have an improved season during the 2021-22 race.

24. Clemson University
Clemson, SC
2021 Final Ranking: 27th

Coming in at 24th in the rankings is Clemson University. Clemson finished last season ranked 27th, following an 18th place finish in 2020.

“The Clemson Bass Fishing Team is honored to be considered a Top 25 team in the country. It’s a great way to start the year, and as a team we take pride in representing our college to the best of our ability, as well as the college bass fishing community,” said Robert Wise, Clemson University Bass Fishing Club member.

25. Greenville University
Greenville, IL
2021 Final Ranking: 21st

The final team to be included in this rankings reveal is Greenville University. A prominent and well-respected college fishing program, Greenville comes in at 25th in the collegiate bass fishing pre-season poll according to the voting panel.

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