TULSA, OKLA. – The Arizona Rattlers (5-0) remain in the top spot of the Week 6 Coaches’ Poll, receiving 16 first place votes following their road victory, 63-49, over the Kansas City Command (1-4). The Rattlers remain as the only undefeated team in the AFL. Arizona will now host the Utah Blaze (3-2) in a West Division showdown on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The game will be Arizona’s first division matchup of the season.
The Orlando Predators (4-1) earned one first place vote and jumped to second place following a tight, Week 6 road victory, 48-43, over division rival Georgia (3-2). Orlando will look to stay hot as they host the struggling Spokane Shock (1-4) at home on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Jacksonville (4-1) remained in the third spot, following a 65-40 victory over the Pittsburgh Power (2-3) on Saturday. The Sharks and quarterback Aaron Garcia have won four consecutive games, with the only loss coming from the top ranked Arizona squad in Week 1. The Sharks play host to Troy Bergeron and the Cleveland Gladiators (3-1) on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The Chicago Rush (4-1) jumped up one spot after a narrow, 50-49, road victory over the Iowa Barnstormers (2-3). Chicago’s kicker Chris Gould made an 18-yard field goal with one second remaining to give the Rush a Division victory. The Rush host the Kansas City Command on NFL Network’s “Arena Football Friday” on April 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Cleveland dropped three spots after suffering their first loss of the season to the New Orleans VooDoo (1-4) on Saturday. Cleveland looks to rebound against the surging Jacksonville Sharks. San Jose (4-2) remained in the sixth spot, following a 42-33 victory over the Tulsa Talons (1-4) in Week 6. The SaberCats host the struggling Philadelphia Soul (1-4) at 10:30 p.m. EST on Friday, April 22.
The Utah Blaze (3-2) moved up one spot following a win over the Shock. Utah will face number one ranked Arizona on Saturday, April 23. Dallas (3-2) also moved up one spot following a 49-21 victory over Milwaukee. Dallas will head to Tampa Bay (2-3) on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. EST.