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Firecats News

2007-07-20

Florida Firecats Jump to 4th in Week 17 Coaches Poll

Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats jumped two spots to 4th in the Week 17 arenafootball2 Coaches Poll following their 55-44 win over the Alabama Steeldogs. Florida leapfrogged over the South Georgia Wildcats into the top 5 even though they scored a 47-3 victory over the hapless Texas Copperheads.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers maintained their No. 1 ranking of the Weekly Coaches Poll for the 13th straight week despite dropping their 1st game of the season 46-49 to the Manchester Wolves.


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 17 Top 16
RANK

TEAM

PTS
1

W-B/Scranton

444 (14)
2

Rio Gr. Valley

442 (14)
3

Tulsa

386 (2)
4

Florida

354
5

South Georgia

334
6

Bossier-Shrev.

308
7

Spokane

302
8

Arkansas

287
9

Central Valley

197
10

Manchester

177
11

Quad City

166
12

Louisville

162
13

Tri-Cities

152
14

Green Bay

127
15

Oklahoma City

112
16

Stockton

35

The Florida Firecats will have some time to prepare for their final opponent of the regular season thanks to a bye week this weekend. The Firecats return to action in Manchester, New Hampshire Saturday July 28th against the Wolves. Florida defeated Manchester 49-27 at home, shutting the Wolves out in the 2nd half.

Kickoff for the final game of the regular season is set 7:05 pm Saturday July 28th. Fans can listen to the game online at www.FloridaFirecats.com, www.NBC-2.com & www.ABC-7.com.

The South Division Championship will be decided in the final week of the season. If the Firecats win the division they will host a 1st round game Saturday August 4th.