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2007-07-26

Firecats 4th In Final Coach's Poll

Florida Firecats 4th in Final 2007 Coaches Poll

Estero, FL- The Florida Firecats held on to the 4th spot in the Week 18 arenafootball2 Coaches Poll while enjoying a bye week.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers maintained their No. 1 ranking for the 14th straight week, the longest run in the history of the poll. Six of the top ten teams reside in the National Conference.

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 18 Top 16
RANK

TEAM

PTS
1

W-B/Scranton

455 (21)
2

Rio Gr. Valley

430 (9)
3

Tulsa

378
4

Florida

367
5

Spokane

324
6

Arkansas

314
7

South Georgia

304
8

Bossier-Shrev.

270
9

Manchester

212
10

Green Bay

177
11

Quad City

173
12

Central Valley

166
13

Louisville

140
14

Tri-Cities

81
15

Oklahoma City

76
16

Tenn. Valley

50

The Florida Firecats return to action in Manchester, New Hampshire this week 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 this weekend. If the Firecats win the division they will host a 1st round game Saturday August 4th. Tickets would go on sale Monday July 30th beginning at 10am. Call the Firecats Box office at 239-390-CATS (2287) to purchase tickets for the 1st round match-up.