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Shock top coaches poll again

CHICAGO - The Spokane Shock have maintained their No. 1 ranking in the Week 13 Coaches Poll in the arenafootball2 league. The Shock collected 447 of 448 points possible, and 28-of-29 first place votes, securing the top position for the third consecutive week.

Spokane stayed perfect in 2008 at 11-0 after an impressive 21-point win at Tri-Cities this past Saturday, 54-33. The victory also clinched a spot in the postseason for the Shock. Spokane has qualified for the ArenaCup playoffs in all three seasons of the team's existence.

The defending ArenaCup Champion Tulsa Talons (10-1, 407 points, 1 first place votes) maintained the No. 2 position this week on the strength of a 48-31 home win against Iowa.

Green Bay is a new entry into the Top-5 this week. The Blizzard (8-3, 329 points), winners of three consecutive contests, improved two positions from No. 6 to No. 4 on the strength of a 34-31 road win at Midwest Division foe Louisville. Florida (8-3, 325 points) slipped one spot to No. 5 after losing at South Division rival South Georgia, 42-32.

The complete Top 16 is listed below. (The number of first place votes the team received.)

WEEK 13 TOP 16

RANK

TEAM

PTS

1

Spokane

447 (28)

2

Tulsa

407 (1)

3

W-B/Scranton

381

4

Green Bay

329

5

Florida

325

6

Tennessee Valley

292

7

South Georgia

282

8

Arkansas

259

9

Lubbock

222

10

Lexington

210

11

Louisville

179

12

Central Valley

145

13

Austin

142

14

Quad City

76

15

Manchester

75

16

Corpus Christi

53

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