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Rattlers Claim Top Spot in Week 8 vPower Rankings

ARENAFOOTBALLDOTCOM The SaberCats are 2-0 since the arrival of QB Russ Michna.
 
The SaberCats are 2-0 since the arrival of QB Russ Michna.
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May 6, 2013

AFL Communications

CHICAGO – The Arizona Rattlers (6-1) have claimed the top spot in the latest Arena Football vPower Rankings, as tabulated on AFLFieldPass.com, following a 58-48 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks (6-1) in Week 7.

The Rattlers handed the Sharks their first loss of the season, dropping Jacksonville down to the second spot in the Week 8 rankings. Arizona will look to bring their winning streak to four in a row this week, as they host the Utah Blaze (3-3) at 9:00 p.m. ET this Saturday, May 11, in a rematch of the 2012 National Conference championship game. The Sharks, meanwhile, will try to get back in the win column in front of a national audience when they travel to San Antonio for a matchup with the Talons (2-4) in “NET10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday” on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff for that game is set for 9:30 p.m. ET.

The Tampa Bay Storm (5-2) move up two spots to No. 3 in this week’s vPower Rankings, following a 63-32 win over the New Orleans VooDoo (1-5) in Week 7. The Storm may be challenged a bit more in Week 8 when they travel to the HP Pavilion to meet up with the No. 4-ranked San Jose SaberCats (4-2). The Storm are 3-0 on the road this season and riding a three-game winning streak, while the SaberCats are undefeated since adding quarterback Russ Michna two weeks ago. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 10.

Despite starting the season 5-0, the Spokane Shock (5-2) have dropped two in a row, falling to No. 5 in this week’s vPower Rankings as a result. The team will look to recover from a 48-52 loss to the Utah Blaze in Week 7 by returning home to face the Orlando Predators (1-5). The Predators picked up their first win of the season last week. Kickoff is set for 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 5.

AFL Field Pass is the online fan club of the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League. The AFL vPower Rankings are calculated on AFLFieldPass.com using vPower™, a scoring system based on winning percentage, strength of schedule, scoring percentage, and win-streak. The scale is normalized from 0 (lowest) to 100 (highest).


 

 

Week 8 AFL vPower Rankings

Team

RECORD

WIN PCT

SCORING

STREAK

vPOWER

LAST

1. Arizona Rattlers

6-1

0.857

40.3426

0.09

100

2

2. Jacksonville Sharks

6-1

0.857

39.8383

0.00

83.9

1

3. Tampa Bay Storm

5-2

0.714

37.8804

0.09

82.4

5

4. San Jose SaberCats

4-2

0.667

36.6802

0.07

72.1

6

5. Spokane Shock

5-2

0.714

39.1510

0.00

72

3

6. Utah Blaze

3-3

0.500

37.6256

0.07

63.9

7

7. Philadelphia Soul

3-3

0.500

38.1615

0.05

62.4

8

8. Chicago Rush

4-3

0.571

35.0447

0.00

49.1

4

9. Iowa Barnstormers

3-4

0.429

35.4419

0.05

48.8

10

10. San Antonio Talons

2-4

0.333

33.4018

0.00

27.7

9

11. Orlando Predators

1-5

0.167

31.5595

0.05

18.5

14

12. Cleveland Gladiators

1-5

0.167

30.5599

0.00

7.3

11

13. New Orleans VooDoo

1-5

0.167

29.2419

0.00

3

12

14. Pittsburgh Power

1-5

0.167

28.3115

0.00

0

13