Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - August 2022

Teams Ranked 1st to 5th are revealed as the Association of Collegiate Anglers provides the results from its annual pre-season poll 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. Today’s article will show teams that were selected 1st to 5th in the pre-season rankings.

one team entering the upcoming season of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Just over one month ago, Montevallo secured its second straight title at McFarland Park on the shores of Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL following the conclusion of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. “Really wanted to come back. We won this thing last year, and we knew we had a good chance to do it again this year,” noted Adam Carroll, University of Montevallo angler. “We came up here and did it, and we couldn’t be happier about it.” “Anytime you can win a Championship at any level in any sport, it’s always special,” added William Crawford, Head Coach of the University of Montevallo Bass Fishing Team. “To do it back-to back and be one of only three teams to do that, it’s really special.” Montevallo’s 2021-22 season was full of high water marks. One of the most impressive achievements came at the 2022 Barnett Reservoir Rumble where the team earned the maximum possible points a single team could earn at the ACA double points event. Merritt Arnold & Chance Schwartz and Adam Carroll & Trey Dickert finished first and second respectively to earn 2,490 points for their school.

University of Montevallo (1st Place Votes: 18) Montevallo, AL

The University of Montevallo earned 7,330 points at ACA events last season.

Entering the 2022-23 season, Montevallo will be looking to become the first team ever to win the title in three straight years. In order for them to do that, they will have to maximize the double and triple points opportunities on the schedule. After capping off the school’s second straight title in as many years, the team’s focus now shifts

2022 Final Ranking: 1st School of the Year Titles: 2 (2021, 2022)

Coming off of back-to-back titles, the University of Montevallo is once again picked as the number

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