The AMA national number system can seem confusing to some people who are new to our sport or don't keep up with it every week. So we're going to lay out some general information about the system before we dive into the projections. If you already know how everything works, you can skip to the projection lists.

- Every year, the AMA combines 250 East/West Supercross, 450 Supercross, 250 motocross, and 450 motocross into one big list.

- Riders who win a 450 championship or the 250 motocross championship can pick a single-digit as their career number.

- The top 10 riders in the combined list can choose a two-digit career number.

- When a rider earns a career number, they will keep that number until either they retire, or they fail to score 25 points in a season.

- The rest of the riders are assigned a number based on where they rank in the list. The higher they are ranked, the lower their assigned number will be.

Some notes about this year specifically:

- Cooper Webb can pick a single digit number, but he has not decided if he will take a single digit or keep his current number. When we asked him about it at Ironman, he said that #2 has some legendary weight behind it, #8 was Bradshaw's (and he digs that), #9 means nothing, and he also likes #17. It'll be interesting to see what he decides to do.

- Aaron Plessinger and Alex Martin both earned two-digit career numbers this year.

- Aaron Plessinger is expected to take #23 unless Webb takes a single digit, then he may consider #17.

- Alex Martin is still undecided, but he was considering either #24 or #26 when we asked him. We've listed him as #26 for our list.

- If Webb decides to take a single digit, which may prompt Plessinger to take #17, or if Martin decides to pick #24, everyone's numbers will change a little bit.

- If multiple riders are tied in points, the number order they are in currently may change.

Projected Number List with #13 Included:

* = Career Number
** = New Career Number

Number: Name: Points:
2

3 Eli Tomac* 788
4 Blake Baggett* 171
5 Ryan Dungey* 522
6 Jeremy Martin* 468
7 James Stewart* 33
8

9

10 Justin Brayton* 373
11 Kyle Chisholm* 76
12 Jake Weimer* 128
13 Austin Forkner 376
14 Cole Seely* 370
15 Dean Wilson* 140
16 Zach Osborne* 466
17 Cooper Webb* 675
18 Davi Millsaps* 106
19 Justin Bogle* 263
20 Broc Tickle* 232
21 Jason Anderson* 460
22 Chad Reed* 250
23 Aaron Plessinger** 515
24 Mitchell Oldenburg 359
25 Marvin Musquin* 615
26 Alex Martin** 500
27 Nick Wey* 32
28 Martin Davalos 334
29 Andrew Short* 212
30 RJ Hampshire 324
31 Weston Peick 322
32 Benny Bloss 278
33 Josh Grant* 167
34 Arnaud Tonus 272
35 Adam Cianciarulo 266
36 Phil Nicoletti 254
37 Joey Savatgy* 562
38 Shane McElrath 245
39 Colt Nichols 241
40 Freddie Noren 222
41 Trey Canard* 323
42 Kyle Cunningham 216
43 Matt Bisceglia 212
44 Jordon Smith 204
45 Mitchell Harrison 193
46 Justin Hill 185
47 Malcolm Stewart 180
48 Christian Craig 179
49 Anthony Rodriguez 176
50 Luke Renzland 165
51 Justin Barcia* 416
52 Tyler Bowers 164
53 Cole Martinez 151
54 Gannon Audette 129
55 Jessy Nelson 127
56 Kyle Peters 123
57 Jimmy Decotis 121
58 Chris Alldredge 98
59 Noah Mcconahy 94
60 Tristan Charboneau 94
61 Vince Friese 92
62 Jesse Wentland 89
63 Alex Frye 81
64 Hayden Mellross 70
65 Paul Coates 70
66 Michael Leib 64
67 Jimmy Albertson 63
68 Heath Harrison 62
69 Cedric Soubeyras 59
70 Wil Hahn 56
71 Dakota Alix 50
72 Justin Starling 48
73 Cole Thompson 47
74 Marshal Weltin 46
75 Bradley Taft 41
76 Nicholas Schmidt 40
77 Scott Champion 39
78 Ben Lamay 33
79 Nick Gaines 33
80 Darryn Durham 30
81 Cade Clason 28
82 Henry Miller 27
83 Luke Clout 26
84 Daniel Herrlein 24
85 Jackson Richardson 24
86 Tommy Hahn 21
87 Trevor Reis 20
88 Chris Howell 20
89 Kaven Benoit 20
90 John Short 18
91 Dillan Epstein 16
92 Austin Howell 16
93 Jacob Williamson 14
94 Ken Roczen* 915
95 Lawson Bopping 13
96 Josh Cartwright 12
97 Jason Brooks 12
98 AJ Catanzaro 11
99 Vann Martin 11
377 Christophe Pourcel* 311
800 Mike Alessi* 126

Projected Number List with #13 Excluded:

* = Career Number
** = New Career Number

Number: Name: Points:
2

3 Eli Tomac* 788
4 Blake Baggett* 171
5 Ryan Dungey* 522
6 Jeremy Martin* 468
7 James Stewart* 33
8

9

10 Justin Brayton* 373
11 Kyle Chisholm* 76
12 Jake Weimer* 128
14 Cole Seely* 370
15 Dean Wilson* 140
16 Zach Osborne* 466
17 Cooper Webb* 675
18 Davi Millsaps* 106
19 Justin Bogle* 263
20 Broc Tickle* 232
21 Jason Anderson* 460
22 Chad Reed* 250
23 Aaron Plessinger** 515
24 Austin Forkner 376
25 Marvin Musquin* 615
26 Alex Martin** 500
27 Nick Wey* 32
28 Mitchell Oldenburg 359
29 Andrew Short* 212
30 Martin Davalos 334
31 RJ Hampshire 324
32 Weston Peick 322
33 Josh Grant* 167
34 Benny Bloss 278
35 Arnaud Tonus 272
36 Adam Cianciarulo 266
37 Joey Savatgy* 562
38 Phil Nicoletti 254
39 Shane McElrath 245
40 Colt Nichols 241
41 Trey Canard* 323
42 Freddie Noren 222
43 Kyle Cunningham 216
44 Matt Bisceglia 212
45 Jordon Smith 204
46 Mitchell Harrison 193
47 Justin Hill 185
48 Malcolm Stewart 180
49 Christian Craig 179
50 Anthony Rodriguez 176
51 Justin Barcia* 416
52 Luke Renzland 165
53 Tyler Bowers 164
54 Cole Martinez 151
55 Gannon Audette 129
56 Jessy Nelson 127
57 Kyle Peters 123
58 Jimmy Decotis 121
59 Chris Alldredge 98
60 Noah Mcconahy 94
61 Tristan Charboneau 94
62 Vince Friese 92
63 Jesse Wentland 89
64 Alex Frye 81
65 Hayden Mellross 70
66 Paul Coates 70
67 Michael Leib 64
68 Jimmy Albertson 63
69 Heath Harrison 62
70 Cedric Soubeyras 59
71 Wil Hahn 56
72 Dakota Alix 50
73 Justin Starling 48
74 Cole Thompson 47
75 Marshal Weltin 46
76 Bradley Taft 41
77 Nicholas Schmidt 40
78 Scott Champion 39
79 Ben Lamay 33
80 Nick Gaines 33
81 Darryn Durham 30
82 Cade Clason 28
83 Henry Miller 27
84 Luke Clout 26
85 Daniel Herrlein 24
86 Jackson Richardson 24
87 Tommy Hahn 21
88 Trevor Reis 20
89 Chris Howell 20
90 Kaven Benoit 20
91 John Short 18
92 Dillan Epstein 16
93 Austin Howell 16
94 Ken Roczen* 915
95 Jacob Williamson 14
96 Lawson Bopping 13
97 Josh Cartwright 12
98 Jason Brooks 12
99 AJ Catanzaro 11
377 Christophe Pourcel* 311
800 Mike Alessi* 126
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17 comments
  • ga_pike

    8/30/2016 6:11 PM

    Could Plessinger or A Mart take a higher 2 digit # if they wanted? Like 99?

  • GD2

    8/30/2016 6:37 PM

    They could if they wanted to, yes.

  • Gman776

    8/29/2016 6:01 PM

    It should be manditory to take 13 or the person who would have had 99 like vann Martin should get to run 13. It's not #99s fault someone is to scared to run 13 he earned his number just like the others.

  • clint.barker.333

    8/29/2016 2:52 PM

    webb has gotta run the 8 like old mate bradshaw

  • Dirtysmile56

    8/29/2016 8:33 AM

    Webb=2!!!!

  • GuyB

    8/29/2016 10:34 AM

    2 and 22 under the Yamaha tent would look pretty good.

  • Dirtysmile56

    8/29/2016 11:02 AM

    I agree! Also, in regards to Webb, love him or hate him. He is worthy to carry the number 2...

  • GuyB

    8/29/2016 12:06 PM

    I'd agree with that.

  • pb769

    8/29/2016 5:26 AM

    If Webb take 8, who gets 99?

  • ML512

    8/29/2016 9:53 AM

    It doesn't matter if Webb takes #2 or #8, only if he doesn't take #17. If he doesn't take 17, that can change who gets #99?

  • Gman776

    8/30/2016 8:55 PM

    Vann Martin

  • Brenden_Arey

    8/28/2016 4:54 PM

    coop should take #8
    1+7 it would make sense

  • Samuel

    8/28/2016 12:59 PM

    Never paid much attention to the numbers game, what's the deal with 13?

  • GD2

    8/28/2016 1:03 PM

    Whoever is assigned #13 can choose to skip it and take the next number.

  • bryanbrown163

    8/30/2016 12:23 PM

    Jessy Nelson ran 13 this season. Riders may not want to take that # out of respect for him.

  • Gman776

    8/30/2016 8:54 PM

    Has nothing to do with respect it's about superstition over #13 because it "unlucky"

  • MXerDW

    8/28/2016 12:07 PM

    Forkner #24 would be cool.

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