The second list took into account results from LVL UP EXPO 2016 to 2GGT: ZeRo Saga included. Spike, juddy, and Giant were added to the PG Stats team to more accurately cover the Japanese, European, and Mexican scenes. The tournaments included were classified into tiers according to the number of ranked players attending and the number of entrants in general, with tier 1 including major events and tier 4 locals. Just like the first rankings, a heavy emphasis was put on 6 tier 1 tournaments: CEO 2016, EVO 2016, Super Smash Con 2016, The Big House 6, UGC Smash Open, and 2GGT: ZeRo Saga. The X-Factor metric made its return as well.
The number of panelists was reduced from 48 to 30. The survey used was similar to the first one.
Tristate (7) - Tweek, Dabuz, Austy, ANTi, Gunblade, Max Ketchum, Dom
Bolded tournaments signify tier 1 events, and non-bolded tournaments are defined as tier 2 events by the PG Stats team.
X-Factor adjusted rankings (subjective)