2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte

Jason Belmonte is ranked No. 1 in our 2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings.

Jan 11, 2021 by Jef Goodger
2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Jason Belmonte
Career Titles: 25 (13 majors)Age: 372020 Earnings: $293,050 (rank: 1)2020 Points: 30,295 (rank: 1)2020 Peak Ranking: 12020 Low Ranking: 3

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1. Jason Belmonte

Career Titles: 25 (13 majors)
Age: 37
2020 Earnings: $293,050 (rank: 1)
2020 Points: 30,295 (rank: 1)
2020 Peak Ranking: 1
2020 Low Ranking: 3

2020 Season

The 2020 PBA Player of the Year won two more majors to extend his all-time record to 13. He added a fourth-place finish in the Tournament of Champions and third in the Players Championship to his U.S. Open and World Championship wins, comprising four of his eight top fives on the season in just 13 events. Belmonte’s U.S. Open title made him the second player in history, after Mike Aulby, to complete the Super Slam of all five majors. When the season concluded in October, Belmonte secured his third career Chameleon Championship to raise his career title count to 25.

2021 Outlook

With the season beginning with a major, one has to think the most prolific major champion in PBA history will be the favorite. Belmonte has been PBA Player of the Year in six of the past eight seasons and is one away from Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s record of seven. Catching Williams is a goal Belmonte has publicly stated, and if he can do it this season, he’ll also join Earl Anthony as the only players to win the Player of the Year award in three consecutive seasons on two separate occasions.

2021 Preseason PBA Power Rankings

1. Jason Belmonte
2. Bill O'Neill
3. Anthony Simonsen
4. Kris Prather
5. EJ Tackett
6. Kyle Troup
7. Sean Rash
8. Jesper Svensson
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