Welcome! Browse around and make yourself at home. The top 100 lists can be found in the drop-down menus above along with detailed sections for each sport called “Making the Cut” where I explain—in painstaking detail—the methodology for each list. The “Activity Log” below will chart the changes I make as they happen. The “About” section includes a series of essays highlighting why top 100 lists have historically been heavily biased towards previous generations and what we can do to change course. The information on the site is structured like a book. Major themes/topics are broken up into “chapters” so feel free to come back as often as you like. No need to read everything at once. There’s a lot to take in. For the most part, changes to the lists in the four major sports will be made following award seasons while changes to the MMA list will be made following each show as warranted. I hope you enjoy the lists and the extras that go with them (including detailed write-ups for the top 100 baseball players of all-time). Thanks for visiting! — Jake

Activity Log

DateSportDetail
5/2/2021MMAJiri Prochazka enters at #96 after victory over Reyes, N. Diaz falls out from #100
5/9/2021MMAMarina Rodriguez moves from #25 to #24 after win over Michelle Waterson
5/16/2021MMACharles Oliveira enters at #73 after victory over M. Chandler, Michael Bisping out from #100
5/16/2021MMAT. Ferguson drops from #59 to #70 after loss to Beneil Dariush
5/22/2021MMACody Garbrandt falls out from #87 after losing unanimous dec. to Rob Font
5/22/2021MMAM. Bisping reenters at #100 due to Garbrandt falling out.
6/13/2021MMABrandon Moreno enters at #79 after victory over Deiveson Figueiredo, Michael Bisping out from #100
6/13/2021MMADeiveson Figueiredo drops from #79 to #80 after submission loss to Brandon Moreno
7/8/2021NHLPatrick Kane moves to #30 from #34
7/8/2021NHLNikita Kucherov moves to #35 from #82
7/8/2021NHLConnor McDavid from to #36 from #84
7/8/2021NHLPatrice Bergeron moves past Doug Gilmour who was one spot ahead of him, but drops from #66 to #68 due to Kucherov and McDavid’s movement.
7/8/2021NHLAndrei Vasilevskiy enters at #73, Toe Blake out from #100
7/11/2021MMADustin Poirier moves from #16 to #12 after second victory over Conor McGregor
7/11/2021MMAConor McGregor drops from #18 to #26 after second loss to Dustin Poirier
7/22/2021NBASteph Curry moves from #11 to #8
7/22/2021NBAGiannis moves from #28 to #14
7/22/2021NBAKawhi Leonard passes Kevin Garnett but stays at #17 due to being leapfrogged by Giannis
7/22/2021NBAChris Paul moves from #26 to #22
7/22/2021NBARussell Westbrook moves from #47 to #30 (movement from 2020-2021 season and additional adjustment due to being underranked)
7/22/2021NBARudy Gobert moves from #57 to #50
7/22/2021NBADamian Lillard moves from #63 to #51
7/22/2021NBAPaul George moves from #55 to #52
7/22/2021NBAKyrie Irving moves from #88 to #59
7/22/2021NBANikola Jokic enters at #60, Nate Thurmond out from #100
7/22/2021NBAJimmy Butler moves from #81 to #68
7/22/2021NBAKarl-Anthony Towns enters at #81, Blake Griffin out from #100
7/22/2021NBABradley Beal enters at #89, Grant Hill out from #100
8/8/2021MMACyril Gane enters at #59 after TKO over Derrick Lewis, Chael Sonnen out from #100
9/26/0201MMAA. Volkanovski moves up from #27 to #25 after victory over Brian Ortega
10/9/2021MMAMarina Rodriguez moves from #24 to #22 after win over Mackenzie Dern
10/30/2021MMAGlover Teixeira moves from #48 to #45 after win over Jan Blachowicz
10/30/2021MMAJan Blachowicz drops from #45 to #46 after loss to Glover Teixeira
10/30/2021MMAPeter Yan moves from #61 to #60 after win over Cory Sandhagen
11/6/2021MMAKamaru Usman moves from #5 to #3 after win over Colby Covington
11/13/2021MMAMax Halloway moves from #23 to #21 after win over Yair Rodriguez
11/16/2021MLBNote: No movement into or within the top 100 for the 2021 MLB season. Max Scherzer inched closer to J. Verlander while J. Votto inched closer to D. Eckersley. Many players outside of the top 100 took major steps towards breaking in including Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman, and Mookie Betts.
12/12/2012MMACharles Oliveira moves up from #74 to #34 after submission victory over Dustin Poirier
12/12/2021MMADustin Poirier drop from #12 to #20 after loss to Charles Oliveira
12/12/2021MMAJulianna Pena enters at #17 after submission win over Amanda Nunes, M. Coenen out from #25
1/23/2022MMAF. Ngannou moves from #11 to #7 after win over Cyril Gane
1/23/2022MMABrandon Moreno moves from #80 to #63 after loss to Deiveson Figueiredo (movement due, in part, to re-rank of the two GOATs at Fly)
1/23/2022MMADeiveson Figueiredo moves from #81 to #62 after win over Brandon Moreno
2/13/2022MMAIsrael Adesanya moves from #9 to #8 after decision over Robert Whittaker
3/23/2022NFLAaron Rodgers moves from #9 to #7
3/23/2022NFLAaron Donald moves from #19 to #10
3/23/2022NFLRob Gronkowski moves from #39 to #35
3/23/2022NFLVon Miller moves from #59 to #52
3/23/2022NFLTravis Kelce moves from #83 to #77
3/23/2022NFLBobby Wagner moves from #86 to #82
3/23/2022NFLRussell Wilson moves from unranked to #89, Jim Parker out from #100
4/9/2022MMAA. Volkanovski moves up from #25 to #9 after combination of victory over Korean Zombie and ranking adjustment due to underranking
4/9/2022MMAAljamain Sterling moves from unranked to #63 after split decision victory over Petr Yan; Yan drops from 61-64; A. Gustafsson out from #100
4/14/2022WrestlingRVD in at #81 after accidental deletion
4/14/2022WrestlingBobby Lashley jumps from unranked to #76, Samoa Joe out from #100
5/8/2022MMAMichael Chandler moves from #78 to #77 after victory over T. Ferguson. Ferguson drops from #75 to #78
5/8/2022MMACarla Esparza moves from #12 to #7 after victory over Rose Namajunas
5/8/2022MMACharles Oliveira moves from #34 to #26 after victory over Justin Gaethje
6/12/2022MMAWeili Zhang moves from #5 to #4 after victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk
6/12/2022MMAJiri Prochazka moves from #99 to #70 after victory over Glover Teixeira
6/26/2022NBAJames Harden moves from #12 to #14 after ranking adjustment due to overranking
6/26/2022NBAChris Paul moves from #22 to #20 following 2021-2022 NBA Season
6/26/2022NBANikola Jokic moves from #60 to #32 following 2021-2022 NBA Season
6/26/2022NBAJimmy Butler moves from #68 to #66 following 2021-2022 NBA Season
6/26/2022NBAJoel Embiid moves from unranked to #81 following 2021-2022 NBA Season; Mark Price out from #100