It’s Tuesday, and that means it is time for the Power Rankings update. With Worlds being the lone event from last weekend, players had an opportunity to make some moves.
On the men’s side, Paul McBeth, the top ranked player in the world, bested everyone in the field except Ricky Wysocki, good enough to increase his win percentage from 97.5% to 97.61%. Ricky Wysocki, now a 2X World Champion, who has traded the top spot with McBeth for over a year, increased his win percentage by over .5% to 96.66%, less than 1% behind McBeth.
Chris Dickerson jumped 11 spots with his 5th place finish, increasing his win percentage by 13%. Calvin Heimburg’s 12th place finish raised his win percentage by 18%, jumping him 15 spots to 24th. Simon Lizotte and JohnE McCray, who tied for third at Pro Worlds, both jumped two spots to 3rd and 6th respectively.
On the downward side, Dave Feldberg (57th) and Josh Anthon (29th), lost double digits to their win percentages, dropping to 21st and 17th respectively. They only have four events under their belt this season, so with a couple solid finishes look for them to bounce right back.
On the women’s side, there really is only one story so far this year: Paige Pierce. Against quality opponents, she is 197 & 3, winning over 98% of the time. This season is as dominant as Catrina Allen’s 2016 campaign. If she can keep up this pace, it will be very interesting to compare this season to the most dominant seasons of our sport.
Valarie Jenkins (2nd) and Lisa Fajkus (3rd) had great finishes at Pro Worlds. Valarie passed Sarah Hokom to reclaim the 3rd spot in the Power Rankings while Lisa Fajkus gained over 6 points in her win percentage. She moved into the 8th spot and is just 3% behind Hannah Leatherman in 5th.