Ho hum ... Dallas still sits at No. 1

And then there was one ... Dallas remains the AFL's only unbeaten team and sits atop this week's Power Rankings.

Originally Published: April 18, 2007
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AFL Power Rankings
(Heading into Week 8)
1. (1) Dallas (7-0)
Last week: Beat Philadelphia 51-41
This week: at Georgia
After losing twice to the Soul last season, Dallas finally got revenge Monday night to remain undefeated. QB Clint Dolezel threw his 800th career touchdown pass in the victory.
2. (2) Chicago (5-1)
Last week: Bye
This week: at Grand Rapids
Surging Rush had week off to work on weaknesses, which are few, and they are quietly starting to look like the complete team they were a year ago.
3. (3) Georgia (6-1)
Last week: Beat Las Vegas 69-68
This week: vs. Dallas
Las Vegas played with pride and an excellent new quarterback, Brian Jones, who finished with 366 passing yards and nine TDs, including one rushing. But it wasn't enough to overcome Force QB Chris Greisen (10 TD passes) and Georgia's dynamic trio of receivers.
4. (4) Philadelphia (4-2)
Last week: Lost to Dallas 51-41
This week: at Columbus
The Soul lost QB Tony Graziani early with a shoulder injury but played hard behind backup Juston Wood until Dallas pulled away in the fourth quarter in a very physical game.
5. (5) Utah (5-2)
Last week: Beat Los Angeles 76-63
This week: vs. Arizona
Another huge night by QB Joe Germaine (371 yards, 10 TDs) kept the Blaze undefeated at home. Utah even played a little defense in a big division win.
6. (9) Orlando (3-3)
Last week: Beat Tampa Bay 61-37
This week: vs. New York
A great defensive second quarter (four forced turnovers) gave the Predators a huge early lead and they never looked back. Orlando's special-teams play was also impressive.
7. (8) New Orleans (4-3)
Last week: Beat San Jose 67-54
This week: at Austin
QB Steve Bellisari, filling in for the injured Andy Kelly, played a great game, throwing seven touchdown passes versus a good San Jose defense. The VooDoo defense also played well in the win.
8. (11) Colorado (4-3)
Last week: Beat New York 49-48
This week: vs. Las Vegas
It took a last-second touchdown pass from QB John Dutton to WR Damian Harrell for the Crush to beat the struggling Dragons. Colorado DB Chris Angel snagged three interceptions.
9. (10) Kansas City (4-2)
Last week: Beat Grand Rapids 52-41
This week: at Nashville
Steady KC QB Raymond Philyaw found a new offensive weapon in big TE Boo Williams (three TD catches), and made good decisions and big plays as he picked apart the Rampage defense.
10. (6) San Jose (3-3)
Last week: Lost to New Orleans 67-54
This week: vs. Los Angeles
The SaberCats' defense was embarrassed by backup VooDoo QB Steve Bellisari and had no answer for the New Orleans defensive pressure. The loss of DL Henry Taylor will be costly.
11. (7) Los Angeles (3-3)
Last week: Lost to Utah 76-63
This week: at San Jose
The Avengers' defense had no answer for the Blaze and QB Joe Germaine, who ended up with 10 TDs. L.A. couldn't hold on to the ball on offense in a disappointing road loss.
12. (13) Columbus (3-3)
Last week: Beat Austin 72-49
This week: vs. Philadelphia
With a huge game from QB Matt Nagy (326 yards, nine TD passes), the Destroyers routed the defensively challenged Wranglers. Columbus DB Jerald Brown dominated on defense.
13. (12) Nashville (3-4)
Last week: Beat Arizona 62-36
This week: vs. Kansas City
QB Jeff Smoker (six TD passes) is starting to look like the real deal, and the Kats' defense limited the big Rattlers' offense with the help of six turnovers in a huge road win.
14. (14) Austin (2-5)
Last week: Lost to Columbus 72-49
This week: vs. New Orleans
QB Adrian McPherson is making more plays with his feet than his arm, which is not good in the AFL. Plus, the Wranglers' defense cannot make quality stops, especially on third down.
15. (15) Grand Rapids (2-4)
Last week: Lost to Kansas City 52-41
This week: vs. Chicago
The Rampage played hard but really struggled to make key stops or slow Kansas City QB Raymond Philyaw. Grand Rapids QB Chad Salisbury came back to earth (three TD passes).
16. (17) Arizona (1-6)
Last week: Lost to Nashville 62-36
This week: at Utah
Fading Rattlers still cannot make quality defensive stops. The Nashville defense sat back and wouldn't allow Arizona enough big offensive plays in an embarrassing home loss.
17. (18) New York (1-5)
Last week: Lost to Colorado 49-48
This week: at Orlando
Dragons played hard early, but fell apart with poor execution on offense and special teams before making a late push. By then, though, it was too little, too late.
18. (19). Las Vegas (1-6)
Last week: Lost to Georgia 69-68
This week: at Colorado
There may be new hope for the Gladiators after a great performance by new QB Brian Jones (366 yards, eight TD passes), but Georgia's passing game was too much.
19. (16) Tampa Bay (1-6)
Last week: Lost to Orlando 61-37
This week: Bye
The Storm fell into an early hole as the Orlando defense and special teams dominated. Tampa is a team in trouble without enough playmakers.

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