Georgia, Chicago, Dallas still top three

The top three remain unchanged in the latest Power Rankings.

Originally Published: May 9, 2007
Scouts Inc.

AFL Power Rankings
(Heading into Week 11)
1. (1) Georgia (9-1)
Last week: Beat Orlando 55-34
This week: Bye
It's easy to forget there's more to Georgia than its outstanding pass offense, but it was the Force's defense that totally frustrated Orlando with two turnovers and six defensive stops.
2. (2) Chicago (8-1)
Last week: Beat Colorado 59-48
This week: at Dallas
WR Bobby Sippio took the game over after the Rush trailed Colorado early and his 15 receptions and five TDs led Chicago to its eighth win in a row.
3. (3) Dallas (9-1)
Last week: Beat Utah 66-59
This week: vs. Chicago
The Desperados pulled another game out of the fire in the last few seconds. They continue to win, but they did not play their best versus defensively challenged Utah.
4. (5) San Jose (6-3)
Last week: Beat Arizona 56-49
This week: vs. Las Vegas
The trio of QB Mark Grieb and WRs James Roe and Ben Nelson were too much for the struggling Rattlers defense as the SaberCats overcame 11 penalties to win again.
5. (6) Colorado (6-4)
Last week: Lost to Chicago 59-48
This week: at Nashville
WR Damian Harrell tried to carry the Crush on his back with a spectacular six-TD performance, but Chicago played good defense late to turn away Colorado.
6. (9) Los Angeles (5-4)
Last week: Beat Las Vegas 59-37
This week: vs. Tampa Bay
QB Sonny Cumbie threw six TD passes and did a nice job of spreading the ball around. The Avengers' defense and special teams came up with key plays when they needed them.
7. (4) Orlando (5-4)
Last week: Lost to Georgia 55-34
This week: vs. New Orleans
The Predators had no answer for Georgia's defense as they turned the ball over and were stopped six times. Offensively, Orlando could never get into a flow.
8. (13) Kansas City (5-4)
Last week: Beat Philadelphia 53-41
This week: vs. Utah
QB Raymond Philyaw played a solid game and the Brigade took advantage of four Soul turnovers in a big road win. DB Kenny McEntyre also played big.
9. (10) Columbus (5-4)
Last week: Beat New York 51-42
This week: vs. Grand Rapids
The Destroyers have won four straight home games and beat the Dragons with excellent play in all phases: big offensive plays, defensive stops and good special teams play.
10. (8) Utah (5-4)
Last week: Lost to Dallas 66-59
This week: at Kansas City
The Blaze continue to move the ball on offense and put up a lot of points, but they just cannot make enough key stops on defense versus elite teams. They are starting to fade.
11. (7) Philadelphia (4-5)
Last week: Lost to Kansas City 53-41
This week: vs. New York
The Soul dropped their fifth game in a row in front of a big home crowd. Justin Wood and the Soul offense committed four costly turnovers.
12. (12) New Orleans (4-5)
Last week: Bye
This week: at Orlando
The VooDoo needed a week off to get healthy and face a Predators team that is not converting offensive possessions. Both of these teams are not playing up to expectations.
13. (11) Nashville (4-6)
Last week: Lost to Grand Rapids 71-55
This week: vs. Colorado
The Kats allowed 34 first-quarter points to the Rampage, putting them in a hole they could not climb out of. To make matters worse, they turned the ball over five times.
14. (15) Tampa Bay (3-6)
Last week: Beat Austin 66-45
This week: at Los Angeles
QB Brett Deitz played a solid first game and the Storm defense came up with two big interceptions when it mattered most in a character-building road win.
15. (17) Grand Rapids (3-6)
Last week: Beat Nashville 71-55
This week: at Columbus
The Rampage scored 34 points in the first quarter and forced the Kats to play catch-up the rest of the game. QB Chad Salisbury and WR/KR Timon Marshall came up big.
16. (16) New York (2-7)
Last week: Lost to Columbus 51-42
This week: at Philadelphia
The Dragons were outplayed in every phase of the game by Columbus, and two interceptions late in the game took away any chance they had to win.
17. (14) Austin (3-6)
Last week: Lost to Tampa Bay 66-45
This week: at Arizona
QB Adrian McPherson's inconsistent play finally cost him his job and the Wranglers now look to inexperienced Lang Campbell to right the ship.
18. (18). Arizona (2-8)
Last week: Lost to San Jose 56-49
This week: vs. Austin
Arizona allowed San Jose to score on its first seven possessions. The Rattlers wasted a good day by QB Sherdrick Bonner and they couldn't capitalize on 11 SaberCats penalties. Their defense let them down again.
19. (19) Las Vegas (1-9)
Last week: Lost to Los Angeles 59-37
This week: at San Jose
The Gladiators didn't play awful in a home loss to Los Angeles, but they just don't have enough playmakers on either side of the ball to be competitive.

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