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AFL Schutt Sports Top 12 Poll

May 2, 2006 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) News Release

The Dallas Desperados remained No. 1 in the Schutt Sports Top 12 Poll for the seventh week in a row, once again receiving all 19 first-place votes.

Dallas (12-2) totaled 228 points in the voting by members of the Arena Football League Writers Association (AFLWA). The Desperados, who defeated the Arizona Rattlers 54-46, are at the No. 12 Philadelphia Soul (7-7). Philadelphia dropped three spots after falling 65-58 to the New York Dragons.

No. 2 Colorado (10-4) and No. 3 Orlando (9-5) switched places after the Crush defeated the Predators 75-54. Colorado visits the No. 5 San Jose SaberCats (8-6), and Orlando is on the road against the Kansas City Brigade (3-11). San Jose moved up two slots thanks to a 53-36 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers.

New York (9-5), which stayed at No. 4, is home against the No. 6 Georgia Force (8-6). Georgia gained two places after routing the Chicago Rush 55-20.

The Austin Wranglers (8-6) dropped three spots to No. 7 following a 40-33 loss to the Columbus Destroyers. Austin is at the Grand Rapids Rampage (5-9).

Columbus (7-7), which advanced three slots to No. 8, hosts the No. 10 Tampa Bay Storm (7-7). Tampa Bay moved up two spots after defeating Kansas City 58-42.

Arizona (7-7), which dropped three places to No. 9, is home against the Las Vegas Gladiators (5-9).

A 61-54 loss to Grand Rapids sent the Nashville Kats (7-7) down two spots to No. 11. Nashville travels to Los Angeles (3-11).

Schutt Sports, the sports gear company with a reputation for innovation, is sponsoring this season's Top 12 Poll. Its website is

The AFLWA, founded at the start of the 2004 season, is a national organization made up of media members who cover the Arena Football League. Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is the AFLWA's founder and executive director. The website is

1. Dallas Desperados 12-2 (19) 228
2. Colorado Crush 10-4 208
3. Orlando Predators 9-5 181
4. New York Dragons 9-5 169
5. San Jose SaberCats 8-6 142
6. Georgia Force 8-6 141
7. Austin Wranglers 8-6 119
8. Columbus Destroyers 7-7 74
9. Arizona Rattlers 7-7 62
10. Tampa Bay Storm 7-7 47
11. Nashville Kats 7-7 40
12. Philadelphia Soul 7-7 39
Others receiving votes: Utah Blaze 31, Grand Rapids Rampage 1.

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