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2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 9 Francois Lavoie

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 9 Francois Lavoie

Francois Lavoie is ranked No. 9 in our 2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings.

Jan 3, 2021 by Jef Goodger
2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 9 Francois Lavoie

Career Titles: 4 (2 majors)Age: 272020 Earnings: $86,250 (rank: 9)2020 Points: 12,497.5 (rank: 9)2020 Peak Ranking: 82020 Low Ranking: Unranked

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9. Francois Lavoie

Career Titles: 4 (2 majors)
Age: 27
2020 Earnings: $86,250 (rank: 9)
2020 Points: 12,497.5 (rank: 9)
2020 Peak Ranking: 8
2020 Low Ranking: Unranked

2020 Season

Finishing in the top 10 in three of the four majors, including a fourth-place finish in the World Championship (Lavoie was also one of just five players to qualify for match play in all three animal-pattern events), helped Lavoie to the first-man-out-of-the-byes slot for the season-ending Playoffs. After eliminating Norm Duke, Lavoie rolled his second career televised 300 to defeat Sean Rash – the only other player in PBA history with two televised 300 games in title events – before being eliminated by Jason Belmonte in the quarterfinals.

2021 Outlook

With four career titles and two majors (both U.S. Opens), Lavoie is a single title away from being performance eligible for the PBA Hall of Fame. The season opens with the Players Championship in which Lavoie finished seventh in 2020. If Lavoie’s confidence remains as high as it was during the PBA Playoffs, his fifth career title will come sooner than later.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Revealed Jan. 11
2. Revealed Jan. 10
3. Revealed Jan. 9
4. Revealed Jan. 8
5. Revealed Jan. 7
6. Revealed Jan. 6
7. Revealed Jan. 5
8. Revealed Jan. 4
9. Francois Lavoie
10. Tom Smallwood
11. Brad Miller
12. Darren Tang
13. Marshall Kent
14. Dom Barrett
15. AJ Johnson
16. Jakob Butturff
17. Tommy Jones
18. Chris Via
19. Kyle Sherman
20. Chris Barnes