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Shock Climb in AFL Power Rankings to Set Up Saturday's Showdown in Spokane

The Spokane Shock host No. 5 Utah at Spokane Arena this weekend in Spokane (Photo:Spokane Shock) The Spokane Shock host No. 5 Utah at Spokane Arena this weekend in Spokane (Photo:Spokane Shock)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Shock are in an interesting situation with six games left in the regular season. At 7-5 they find themselves just on the outside of the playoffs. But then again, according to the numbers, they are one of the best teams in the league.

The latest AFL Power Rankings came out Monday. Spokane moved up two spots to No. 6, one spot behind divisional foe, Utah. They were at No. 8.

The Power Rankings are based on a scoring system based on winning percentage, but also strength of schedule, scoring percentage and win streak.

Arizona is still No. 1 in the power rankings. Philadelphia swapped the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. San Jose is No. 4. The rankings demonstrated just how tough the Western Division is in the AFL. All four teams are in the top 6 spots on the list (Arizona, San Jose, Utah and Spokane).

Spokane hosts Utah this weekend at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and could leapfrog the Blaze in the playoff race if they win. The game will be live on SWX, SWXRightNow.com and on mobile devices through the Syncbak apps.

Arizona is at Milwaukee. San Jose is at Kansas City.

 

 

Week 15 AFL Power Rankings

Team

RECORD

WIN PCT

SCORING

STREAK

vPOWER

LAST

1. Arizona Rattlers

10-3

0.769

0.2792

0.09

100

1

2. Philadelphia Soul

10-3

0.769

0.2262

0.09

93.6

3

3. San Antonio Talons

9-3

0.750

0.2440

0.09

93.4

2

4. San Jose SaberCats

9-4

0.692

0.2916

0.05

87.3

4

5. Utah Blaze

8-5

0.615

0.2774

0.07

78.7

6

6. Spokane Shock

7-5

0.583

0.2639

0.05

70.7

8

7. Chicago Rush

7-5

0.583

0.2261

0.00

60.1

5

8. Georgia Force

7-6

0.538

0.2125

0.05

59.1

12

9. Jacksonville Sharks

6-6

0.500

0.2277

0.00

50.2

7

10. Tampa Bay Storm

6-6

0.500

0.2110

0.00

48.1

11

11. Cleveland Gladiators

6-6

0.500

0.1973

0.00

46.5

9

12. New Orleans VooDoo

5-7

0.417

0.2624

0.00

44.3

10

13. Iowa Barnstormers

5-8

0.385

0.2531

0.00

39.2

13

14. Milwaukee Mustangs

4-8

0.333

0.2812

0.00

36.4

14

15. Pittsburgh Power

3-9

0.250

0.2193

0.05

24.9

16

16. Kansas City Command

2-10

0.167

0.2295

0.00

9.9

15

17. Orlando Predators

1-11

0.083

0.2309

0.00

0

17

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