Gladiators remain atop latest AFL vPower rankings

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May 5, 2014, CHICAGO (ISN) – A bye in Week 8 did not hurt the Cleveland Gladiators (6-0), as they remain atop the Arena Football vPower Rankings, as tabulated on AFLFieldPass.com.

The undefeated Gladiators, who are off to their best start in franchise history, will host the LA KISS (2-5) in Week 9 action this Saturday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

The back-to-back defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers (7-0) are off to their best start ever as well after holding off the Jacksonville Sharks (2-5), 70-61, last week. Nick Davila played a near perfect game at quarterback, tossing an AFL season-high 10 touchdown passes in the contest. The No. 2-ranked Rattlers travel to the Rose City this Sunday for their first-ever matchup with the Portland Thunder (2-5) on ESPN3. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.

The Spokane Shock put forth a dominating effort in Week 8, rolling past the LA KISS, 70-21, on ESPN2. Shock receiver Rashaad Carter was forced into quarterbacking duty when reigning AFL MVP Erik Meyer went down with an injury in the first half. Carter “shocked” the competition, rushing for four touchdowns and passing for two more in Spokane’s win. The Shock return to Washington in Week 9 to host the No. 5-ranked Pittsburgh Power (4-3) at 10:00 p.m. ET Friday, May 9 on ESPN3. The Power moved up one spot in the latest vPower Rankings after defeating the Philadelphia Soul (3-4), 65-57, last week.

Coming in at No. 4 once again in the latest vPower Rankings are the San Jose SaberCats (5-3), who handled the Orlando Predators (5-3) with ease last week, in a 70-35 victory. San Jose has a bye in Week 9 but will return to action in two weeks against the Portland Thunder on ESPN2.

AFL Field Pass is the online fan club of the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League. The AFL vPower Rankings are calculated on AFLFieldPass.com using vPower™, a scoring system based on winning percentage, strength of schedule, scoring percentage, and win-streak. The scale is normalized from 0 (lowest) to 100 (highest).

May 5 AFL vPower Rankings

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT

SCORING

STREAK

vPOWER

LAST

1.

Cleveland Gladiators

6-0

1.000

40.1766

0.09

100

1

2.

Arizona Rattlers

7-0

1.000

37.2919

0.09

91.6

2

3.

Spokane Shock

5-2

0.714

39.3148

0.07

77.6

3

4.

San Jose SaberCats

5-3

0.625

37.7182

0.09

70.5

4

5.

Pittsburgh Power

4-3

0.571

37.9878

0.05

62.3

6

6.

Iowa Barnstormers

4-3

0.571

35.0033

0.05

53.6

8

7.

Orlando Predators

5-3

0.625

31.7370

0.00

40

5

8.

Philadelphia Soul

3-4

0.429

31.7317

0.00

28.3

7

9.

Jacksonville Sharks

2-5

0.286

34.5245

0.00

27.9

9

10

Portland Thunder

2-5

0.286

30.4496

0.07

26.3

12

11.

Tampa Bay Storm

3-5

0.375

30.4131

0.00

21.3

10

12.

LA KISS

2-5

0.286

27.6213

0.00

7.9

11

13.

San Antonio Talons

1-7

0.125

29.3713

0.00

3.4

13

14.

New Orleans VooDoo

1-5

0.167

27.3560

0.00

0

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