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Directors Poll

Directors Poll

2018 World Champion Paige Bjerkaas (left) and Rebecca Cox help comprise a new set of up-and-comers who have injected young blood into the touring field. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The 2018 disc golf season didn’t represent a changing of the guard for the elite level of the sport. If anything, there are just more sentries in line for duty.

Before Pro Worlds, Gregg Barsby had slipped off our Directors Poll. That's changed in a big way. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The first Directors Poll since Pro Worlds was kind to the veteran competitors who showed out in Vermont. But it also tilted in favor of the pedigreed champions who dominated the following week at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge.

Paul McBeth took back the top slot in the Directors Poll just a few days before he aims for a fifth PDGA Professional World Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen | DGPT

As the professional touring circuit rounds into the season's home stretch, the tournament directors and state coordinators who voted in this week's poll -- whether they intended to or not -- let player ratings drive their rankings.

Kevin Jones used his time in the spotlight at the Idlewild Open to crack our Directors Poll top 10. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Two top 5 showings on the PDGA National Tour.

His first career A-Tier win.

A lead card appearance at the Great Lakes Open.

So close to a signature victory at Idlewild.

Was Paul McBeth's hot hand enough to retake the top spot in this week's Directors Poll, or can Ricky Wysocki hold on? Photo: Eino Ansio

One round of 18-under par, or two rounds of 16-down?

That seemed to be the question heading into the most recent Directors Poll, as Paul McBeth was coming off his historic performance at the Great Lakes Open and Eagle McMahon made some personal history by winning his first career PDGA Major at the Konopiště Open

Austin Hannum broke into the top 20 after his fourth-place tie at the Utah Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

It's been a long climb up from number 12 to number one for Eagle McMahon. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Philo Brathwaite made the biggest climb in this week's Directors Poll. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

When all was said and done at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup, the two reigning PDGA World Champions did what they do. And in so doing, they locked down their spots at the top of this week's Directors Poll.

Ricky Wysocki holds onto number one in the Open division for a second straight poll, while Paige Pierce remains in the same spot she started the season. It's the rest of the results, though, that saw the most upheaval.

Ricky Wysocki (left) headlines this week's rankings, with Drew Gibson continuing his steady climb. Photo: The Flight Record

A one-shot win at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open was enough to move Eagle McMahon one slot in this week’s Directors Poll, but it wasn’t enough to earn him the number one spot.

It's all smiles for the big names in this week's Directors Poll. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Do you believe in Garrett Gurthie? Because our directors and state coordinators do.

Another week, another new face at the top of the Directors Poll. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Three weeks, three different winners.

Three weeks, the same winner.

Who's the mystery man who has claimed the top spot in the poll? Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Two elite series events are in the books, and there has already been a major shakeup in the Directors Poll.

Paige Pierce retained the number one spot in this week's poll. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

With the PDGA National Tour and Disc Golf Pro Tour well underway, it's time for the first proper Directors Poll of the season.

Two-time PDGA World Champion headlines our inaugural Directors Poll. Photo: Stu Mullenberg

College football has the AP Coaches Poll, where the minds behind the top programs in the country rank each team after every Saturday showdown.

Now we're putting our own spin on the weekly rankings with the PDGA Directors Poll.