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Arizona Still No. 1 in Latest AFL VPower Rankings

June 2, 2014 - Arena Football League (AFL) News Release

CHICAGO - The undefeated Arizona Rattlers (11-0) remain atop the latest Arena Football vPower Rankings, as tabulated on AFLFieldPass.com, following a 51-42 victory over the San Jose SaberCats (7-4) in Week 12. Arizona moved within one win of the AFL record of consecutive victories to begin a season, set at 12 by San Jose in 2002. The win over their longtime rival also clinched the Rattlers' fourth consecutive West Division championship. Arizona returns to action this Friday night against the Portland Thunder (3-8) on ESPN3. Kickoff is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.

The Pittsburgh Power (8-3) ended the Cleveland Gladiators' (9-1) bid for a perfect season in Week 12, knocking off the previously unbeaten Gladiators, 48-34. The win propelled Pittsburgh up two spots to No. 2 in this week's vPower Rankings, while Cleveland fell to No. 3. The Power play host to the New Orleans VooDoo (2-8) at 5:00 p.m. ET this Saturday on ESPN3, while the Gladiators return home to face the Iowa Barnstormers (6-5) in "NET10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday" action on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff for that matchup is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.

San Jose dropped one spot to No. 4 in this week's vPower Rankings following their Week 12 loss to Arizona. The Pacific Division leaders will look to get back in the win column this week as they host the LA KISS (2-8). Coming off a bye week, the KISS will look to snap a seven-game losing streak in their first trip to the SAP Center this weekend. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Moving up two spots to finish off the Top 5 are the Spokane Shock (6-5), who snapped their three-game skid and got back above .500 last week with a 58-48 win over the Portland Thunder. The Shock will look to make a statement this Saturday as they travel to the Sunshine State for a matchup with the Jacksonville Sharks (3-7) in "NET10 Wireless AFL on ESPN" action. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS.

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 vPowerâ=84 cent, 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).

June 2 AFL vPower Rankings

RANK TEAM RECORD WIN PCT SCORING STREAK vPOWER LAST

1. Arizona Rattlers 11-0 1.000 29.9842 0.09 100 1

2. Pittsburgh Power 8-3 0.727 28.6076 0.09 77.8 4

3. Cleveland Gladiators 9-1 0.900 28.8193 0.00 75.4 2

4. San Jose SaberCats 7-4 0.636 29.1410 0.00 59.2 3

5. Spokane Shock 6-5 0.545 26.9634 0.05 54.3 7

6. Iowa Barnstormers 6-5 0.545 25.6471 0.07 53.3 5

7. Philadelphia Soul 6-5 0.545 26.2343 0.05 52 8

8. Tampa Bay Storm 5-6 0.455 24.6620 0.07 44.3 9

9. Orlando Predators 6-5 0.545 25.0715 0.00 40.3 6

10. Jacksonville Sharks 3-7 0.300 26.3300 0.00 28.3 10

11. Portland Thunder 3-8 0.273 22.4287 0.00 14.1 11

12. New Orleans VooDoo 2-8 0.200 22.4182 0.00 9.3 12

13. LA KISS 2-8 0.200 21.0645 0.00 5 13

14. San Antonio Talons 1-10 0.091 21.7304 0.00 0 14


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