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Firecats News

2007-06-22

Florida Firecats Remain Steadfast at 6th in Week 13 Poll

Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats held onto the #6 spot in the arenafootball2 week 13 Coaches’ Poll. This marks the Firecats 3rd straight week at the #6 spot. Florida is fresh of a 49-27 win over Manchester which saw the Firecats shut out the Wolves in the 2nd half.

The Pioneers remain undefeated in 2007 at 10-0 after a 77-62 win against Alabama. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s current nine-week presence at the top of the Coaches Poll is the longest run at No. 1 since the poll was created in 2004. The Pioneers can clinch the East Division with a win this weekend against No. 11 Quad City.

The Tulsa Talons (10-1) held firm at the No. 2 position for the second straight week after a 43-26 home win against Green Bay. Rio Grande Valley (9-1) also stayed at No. 3 on the strength of a 62-32 road win at Boise. Rounding out the Top-5 this week are the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (9-2) and South Georgia Wildcats (8-3). Both teams earned wins in Week 12.

Each week during the season the coaches vote for the leagues top 16 teams. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams and the poll ­results have no bearing on postseason qualification.

Week 13 Top 16

RANK TEAM PTS

1 W-B/Scranton 462 (28)
2 Tulsa 415 (1)
3 Rio Gra. Valley 386 (1)
4 Bossier-Shrev. 374
5 South Georgia 346
6 Florida 325
7 Arkansas 317
8 Spokane 219
9 Tri-Cities 206
10 Central Valley 189
11 Quad City 182
12 Oklahoma City 161
13 Green Bay 122
14 Louisville 117
15 Manchester 81
16 Alabama 57

The Florida Firecats host the Albany Conquest (4-6) this Saturday June 23rd. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now. Call the Firecats box office at 390-CATS (2287) to reserve your seats. The Firecats are 2-0 against the Conquest all-time, including a 56-51 win in NY earlier this season. Fans can listen to the game online at www.FloridaFirecats.com, www.NBC-2.com & www.ABC-7.com.