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Shock remain No. 2

Nothing changed at the top of the AFL coaches' poll. Tampa Bay (10-3) remains No. 1, Spokane (11-2) is still No. 2. The Shock did gain some ground with 110 points. Tampa Bay received 115.

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From the AFL office ...

TULSA – The Tampa Bay Storm clinched a spot in the playoffs and the top spot in the poll after a solid road victory over Dallas. For the second straight week, Tampa Bay slides past Spokane, both teams receiving six first place votes. The Shock also had a road victory, but narrowly defeated Cleveland in overtime. The Shock will play Iowa on the NFL Network’s Arena Football Friday. Tampa Bay will visit in-state rival Jacksonville, who is 5-1 at home.

WEEK 15

RK

Team (1st place votes)

W-L

Pts

Last Week

1

Tampa Bay Storm(6)

10-3

115

1

2

Spokane Shock(6)

11-2

110

2

3

Chicago Rush(3)

10-4

97

4

4

Arizona Rattlers

8-5

82

3

5

Jacksonville Sharks

9-4

78

5

6

Milwaukee Iron

8-5

72

6

7

Tulsa Talons

8-5

65

7

8

Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

6-7

54

11

9

Orlando Predators

6-7

50

12

10

Alabama Vipers

6-7

41

9

11

Cleveland Gladiators

6-8

40

8

12

Iowa Barnstormers

6-8

29

10

13

Bossier-Shreveport BW

3-11

20

13

14

Dallas Vigilantes

1-12

15

14

14

Utah Blaze

1-12

15

14

Chicago and Arizona switch places this week after Chicago beat Arizona in front of the Rush’s home crowd, 50-55. Both teams will play the No. 14 seeds, with Chicago playing Dallas and Arizona against Utah.

After a sluggish start to the season, Oklahoma City has bounced back with a three game winning streak, clinching the No. 8 spot in the poll. Orlando also jumps up three spots with a victory over Alabama. Cleveland, dropping the most this week, will play the fiery Yard Dawgz.




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