Shock coach Rob Keefe said earlier this week that his team might have opened some eyes around the AFL after thumping Philadelphia 75-54 and that could be reflected when the weekly coaches poll was released. The poll came out and Spokane (5-7) still didn't crack the top 10.
Chicago (9-3), Spokane's opponent Saturday in the Arena, moved up from fourth to third. Spokane is tied with Utah and San Jose for second in the National Conference West Division. Utah remained in ninth and San Jose stayed in 10th in the rankings. Utah has lost three straight and San Jose has dropped five in a row.