The website TeamSugar.com recently posted their list of the Top 100 Greatest Rock Bassists. The list includes bass players from over 5 decades. Widespread Panic's Dave Schools was rated at number 60.
Schools helped form Widespread Panic when he joined John Bell and Mike Houser in early 1985 as a trio playing various venues around Athens,GA. He has also played bass with Gov't Mule, Stockholm Syndrome as well as other bands throughout the years.
See the entire TeamSugar Top 100 list at http://teamsugar.com/898721.