Little movement at the top, but plenty below

Dallas and Georgia hold on to the top two spots, but there are battles for the other spots in this week's power rankings.

Originally Published: June 13, 2007
Scouts Inc.

AFL Power Rankings
(Heading into Week 16)
1. (1) Dallas (13-1)
Last week: Beat New Orleans 80-79
This week: vs. New York
The Desperados continue to play down to the level of their opponents. Still, they come up with a big plays when needed and escaped with a win on a last-second sack against New Orleans.
2. (2) Georgia (12-2)
Last week: Beat Austin 81-64
This week: at Orlando
The latest record for Georgia's high-flying offense? QB Chris Greisen, with nine TDs last week, became the fourth quarterback in AFL history to throw for 100 touchdowns in a season.
3. (3) San Jose (11-3)
Last week: Beat Utah 70-49
This week: vs. Arizona
The SaberCats have won eight games in a row and physically dominated an explosive Utah offense with a huge defensive performance and a solid game in all areas.
4. (4) Chicago (10-4)
Last week: Beat Grand Rapids 55-32
This week: at Colorado
With WR Bobby Sippio back in the lineup, the Rush are a different team on offense. But don't forget the defense that dominated Grand Rapids and keyed the victory.
5. (5) Kansas City (9-5)
Last week: Beat Columbus 47-34
This week: vs. Nashville
The Brigade have won three games in a row and five of their last six. They used a strong offensive first half and some key stops by the defense to beat rival Columbus.
6. (9) Orlando (8-6)
Last week: Beat New York 75-54
This week: vs. Georgia
The Predators survived a bizarre game with strange calls and dramatic shifts in momentum. But as poorly as they played, they still earned a spot in the playoffs.
7. (8) Los Angeles (8-6)
Last week: Beat Arizona 55-52
This week: vs. Las Vegas
The Avengers trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half, but a strong second half on both sides of the ball kept them in the playoff picture with a tough win over Arizona.
8. (7) Colorado (8-6)
Last week: Bye
This week: vs. Chicago
While they have already clinched a playoff spot and playing for a home game, the Crush are not playing with great consistency. Colorado will have its hands full with Chicago.
9. (12) Tampa Bay (7-7)
Last week: Beat Philadelphia 69-59
This week: at Grand Rapids
After an 0-5 start, the Storm locked up a spot in the playoffs last week. Brett Dietz led an offense that scored on every possession. This is the comeback team of the year.
10. (6) Utah (7-8)
Last week: Lost to San Jose 70-49
This week: Bye
The Blaze may be the most inconsistent team in the league and were not ready to play San Jose. Utah had six passes broken up, surrendered three sacks and it was over at halftime.
11. (10) Philadelphia (6-8)
Last week: Lost to Tampa Bay 69-59
This week: vs. Columbus
The Soul defense had an off night and did not stop Tampa Bay once. Of course, 13 penalties and poor conversions by the offense on third and fourth downs didn't help either.
12. (11) Columbus (6-8)
Last week: Lost to Kansas City 47-34
This week: at Philadelphia
The Destroyers never really got anything going on offense versus an underrated Kansas City defense. Pass protection and offensive conversions really let them down.
13. (14) Nashville (6-8)
Last week: Beat Las Vegas 63-48
This week: at Kansas City
The Kats went back to running the football versus the undermanned Las Vegas defense. FB Dan Alexander ran for five TDs and also caught a TD pass.
14. (13) New York (5-9)
Last week: Lost to Orlando 75-54
This week: at Dallas
Without QB Aaron Garcia (ankle injury), the Dragons are not the same team. While backup QB Rohan Davey played well, the D could not make enough stops.
15. (15) Arizona (4-11)
Last week: Lost to Los Angeles 55-52
This week: at San Jose
Without injured QB Sherdrick Bonner, the Rattlers played hard and dominated the first half but couldn't make enough plays late to hold on versus Los Angeles.
16. (18) New Orleans (4-10)
Last week: Lost to Dallas 80-79
This week: vs. Austin
The VooDoo played tough and took the superior Desperados right down to the wire with a good offensive performance before a last-second sack ended their upset hopes.
17. (16) Austin (4-10)
Last week: Lost to Georgia 81-64
This week: at New Orleans
The Wranglers were outmatched on defense versus the deep and versatile Georgia offense and gave up 388 yards passing. One bright spot is the Austin offense played well.
18. (17). Grand Rapids (4-10)
Last week: Lost to Chicago 55-32
This week: vs. Tampa Bay
The Rampage just don't have enough marquee players to stop a team like Chicago, especially with Bobby Sippio back. Grand Rapids' offense couldn't anything going.
19. (19) Las Vegas (2-12)
Last week: Lost to Nashville 63-48
This week: at Los Angeles
The Gladiators' defense had no answer for Nashville's powerful run game and FB Dan Alexander (five rushing TDs). Still, Las Vegas QB Nick Rolovich continues to improve.

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