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Fire Opens the Season Ranked Second

March 29, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

The preseason af2 coaches' poll was released today by the arenafootball2 league office and the Fire opened the season with their highest preseason rank ever at number two. The Fire tallied 186 points and received four first place votes.

The Fire will open the 2006 season this Friday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7:00 P.M.

The complete Top 12 is listed below. The number in parentheses indicates the number of first place votes the team received.



1 Memphis 208 (14)

2 Louisville 186 (4)

3 Manchester 179

4 Florida 159

5 Quad City 131 (1)

6 Tulsa 107

7 Green Bay 103

8 W-B/Scranton 95 (1)

9 Oklahoma City 92

10 Macon 71 (2)

11 Albany 62 (1)

12 Rio Grande Valley 59

Other teams receiving significant votes this week include the Arkansas Twisters (49 points), Central Valley Coyotes (46) and Birmingham Steeldogs (41 points).

Season tickets for the 2006 season are on sale now starting at just $80. Season tickets can be purchased by calling (502)368-0009 or visiting

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