It keeps getting harder to take the AFL coaches poll seriously.
Spokane (10-2), winners of eight straight games and the top-ranked team the last two weeks, dropped to No. 2 after defeating No. 4 Arizona on Friday. (The Rattlers were No. 4, you may remember, because they beat then No. 3 Jacksonville by 16 points on the road and managed to fall from No. 2 to No. 4 in last week’s poll.).
Wait, it gets even better. Arizona moved UP to No. 3 after losing to the Shock. Tampa Bay (9-3) is the new No. 1.
Meanwhile, the fans and writers polls actually seem to consider the previous week’s results.