Rankings Carnage: 2 New #1’s and an Upside Down Top Ten

The post-FPA Worlds rankings may be the most chaotic monthly change in its 18 year history. Five athletes fell out of the open top ten, and two jumped from out of the top 10 into the top 3.

Congrats to freestyle’s new open #1 player Jake Gauthier. Jake built on last year’s 2nd in Co-op and 3rd in Pairs by winning Co-op in Prague and taking 4th in Pairs. It was a mighty feat to overcome Randy Silvey’s near sweep in Prague (finishing only 0.1 out of first place in Pairs and teaming up with Dave Lewis and Jake for the Co-op title). Jake outscored Randy in both Co-op and Pairs at last year’s worlds and this the 2010 Frisbeer. In fact, Randy has a chance to overtake Jake for #1 once the Frisbeer points expire in January.

Congrats also to Eleonora Imazio for retaking the #1 spot on the Women’s list. Judith Haas and Eleonora have been battling over the #1 ranking for a few years now. They are only 8 points apart. Both players took a 3rd place in Prague, but Eleonora paired it with a win in Mixed, while Judith took second in Women’s. Their battle is swinging on single performances now.

Back on the Open list, it was mayhem in the top ten. Fabio Sanna, Paul Kenny, Flo Hess, Christian Lamred and I all fell out of the top 10. Replacing them are Jake Gauthier at #1, new pairs world champ Marco “Cega” Prati who jumped from #14 to #3, Reto Zimmerman who jumped from #15 to #5, Joakim Arvesk