Bingham or Selby to Claim Top Ranking

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It is final time at the 2016 World Championship and we now know that it will be either Mark Selby or Ding Junhui who will walk away with the title tomorrow evening.

There is also the small matter of the world number one ranking still to be decided in Sheffield, with either Selby or Stuart Bingham still in contention to finish in top spot.

As the race currently stands, despite his opening day defeat to Ali Carter (doesn’t that feel like a long time ago now?), Stuart Bingham remains on course to become only the 12th player to have been ranked number one since 1975. This will now be confirmed if Ding Junhui is able to win the title, as victory for the Chinese number one will see him climb to second position in the rankings, ahead of Mark Selby in third.

On the other hand, if Selby can win the title for a second time tomorrow evening, it will be the Jester from Leicester who will finish the season as world number one for an impressive fifth consecutive year, having effectively defended the prize money that he earned here two years ago.

In respect of other notable ranking movements, Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to drop to 10th on the list, while Kyren Wilson’s top 16 breakthrough was confirmed with defeat for Alan McManus yesterday.

Click here to view the full latest provisional ranking list.