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Week 17 AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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on July 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Week 16 in the Arena Football League saw four competitive games which required all of the below quarterbacks to play at their best (outside of Tampa Bay losing Boltus in the 2nd quarter of course). With every seed still up for grabs, we saw the best out of multiple Quarterbacks this week. LA KISS QB Nathan Stanley finished with nine touchdowns and no turnovers, a performance that jumped his stock up a spot in this week’s rankings. Orlando QB Bernard Morris finally eclipsed the 100 attempts mark which qualifies him for our list. See below for the official Week 17 AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings.

If you are new to the QB rankings, we rank the Quarterback’s on the 10 statistical categories that we find are the most important for a player to take his team to the Arena Bowl. So without further ado, here is the official AFL FanZone Week 17 QB Power Rankings for the Arena Football League:

1. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 2.03 (LW #2)
2. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 2.53 (LW #1)
3. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 3.63 (LW #3)
4. Nathan Stanley Los Angeles KISS 3.71 (LW #5)
5. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 3.74 (LW #4)
6. Bernard Morris Orlando Predators 4.04 (LW N/R)
7. Shane Austin Portland Steel 4.49 (LW #6)
8. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 5.25 (LW #7)

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 8.0 is dead last.

AFL FanZone Week 16 Power Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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After Week 16’s close games and tough matchups, we have a little bit of a shake up in the AFL FanZone Power Rankings. I don’t want to spoil anything right off the bat, but let’s just say there is a team that is Steeling some Thunder in Week 17.

Let’s get right into it, below is the AFL FanZone Power Rankings after Week 16.

  1. Arizona Rattlers 12-3 (LW #2, Change +1)

Yes Arizona Rattler fans, you can finally breathe easy as the AFL FanZone is finally back on board with the Rattlers as the best team in the Arena Football League. After weathering the storm in the middle of the season, Arizona has returned to form to not only beat their opponents, but force them to submit by the end of the game. Sure, Orlando was celebrating because they kept the point differential under 18 to hold on to the tie breaker for the #1 seed, but as we learned today the AFL has returned to a conference playoff format. So that tie breaker will only apply to the two teams if both teams make the Arena Bowl and they need to decide which city to host the game. In the end, Arizona took care of business against Orlando on Monday Night. They have one more regular season game, which is this week against Cleveland. They still need to win to try and clinch the overall #1 seed for the rights to host Arena Bowl 29.

  1. Philadelphia Soul 12-3 (LW #1, Change -1)

Philadelphia went down to Tampa Bay in Week 16 and didn’t exactly set the world on fire. After knocking Storm QB Jason Boltus out of the game, the Soul defense went on to let back-up QB Adam Kennedy look like a world beater. The Soul found themselves down in the second half for the second time in three weeks against a bottom dweller. They cannot have the same lapse in concentration and focus in Week 18 when they head down to Orlando for what is essentially a conference regular season championship game. The winner of that game will hold the American Conference #1 seed and face Tampa Bay round one.

  1. Orlando Predators 12-3 (LW #3, Change –)

I understand the overall significance of keeping the point differential under 18, but I can’t imagine Predators HC Rob Keefe is too happy to see his team celebrate a 17 point loss. Orlando kept this game close in the first half, but Arizona’s talent level and QB Nick Davila’s pin point accuracy was too much for the Predators to handle. This was concerning for a Predator team who had lost their prior two games by a combined 11 points. Although they still hold the overall tie over Arizona, this was still a loss that could end up hurting this team in the long run. Going into the bye week with a loss can result in two different outcomes; the team could get focused and come out the following week and dominate, or they could let the loss fester in the locker room for two weeks and have a letdown game. I think Coach Keefe will have this team ready to go Week 18 in what will clearly be the game of the season (so far).

  1. Los Angeles KISS 7-7 (LW #5, Change +1)

KISS QB Nathan Stanley had the performance of his Arena League career in Week 16 accounting for nine touchdowns and zero turnovers. If Los Angeles wants to make noise in their first playoff appearance of their history this year, they will need THAT Nathan Stanley to show up. Stanley had a lot of critic’s going into this game against Cleveland, including us here at AFL FanZone. The numbers backup QB Pete Thomas put up were simply better than Stanley’s. Luckily for the KISS though, Stanley took the challenge and put up an amazing game. Coach Smith’s leadership was also apparent with how the KISS were able to weather the adversity in the fourth quarter when Gladiators Kicker Adrian Trevino successfully kicked two straight onside kicks to get Cleveland back in the game. In the end, the KISS pulled out the victory and barring a miracle in Arizona, they will host Cleveland Week 1 of the playoffs. They will clinch with two different scenarios; Cleveland loses against Arizona in their final regular season game, or LA wins one of their final two games. This is because LA holds the tie breaker over Cleveland.

  1. Cleveland Gladiators 7-8 (LW #4, Change –1)

The Gladiators will look back on Week 16 thinking “what if”. The KISS gave them every chance to win the game in the fourth quarter, but an offside call on the kickoff was the difference and the Gladiators look to be on the outside looking into a home playoff game in 2016. If the current standings hold and Cleveland heads back to Los Angeles in three weeks, I can only imagine the most spirited effort of the season from Coach Thonn’s team. They still have a chance to get the home game, as slim as it may be. This team heads to Arizona this week in its season finale and if they can knock off the conference regular season champion, then they just have to root for Jacksonville and Portland to knock off LA in Week’s 17 and 18.

  1.  Portland Steel 2-12 (LW #7, Change +1)

I can only imagine the thought’s going through some people’s head on this pick. Yes, I believe Portland is the better team than Jacksonville right now. Not only because they just beat the Sharks, but because Portland has been trending up while Jacksonville seems to be in full spiral mode. Portland has played Philadelphia and Arizona tough while capping it off with a win against a desperate and very talented Jacksonville squad. Portland has already learned their postseason fate, they will travel to Arizona in the opening round of the playoffs for the second year in a row. Would it be crazy if Portland rested starters in the final two weeks? In a year when a defending Arena Bowl head coach gets fired before the season is over, nothing is out of the realm of possibility.

  1. Jacksonville Sharks 5-9 (LW #6, Change –1)

The Jacksonville Sharks have not won a game since they traveled across state and thumped a bad Tampa Bay team in Week 10. That was way back on June 11th. That is why Head Coach Les Moss was relieved of his duties on Monday. With the talent this team possesses and the hype surrounding the roster in the pre-season, it’s absolutely unacceptable to only have five wins after 14 games. Losing by two to a one win team because your former league MVP QB threw a one yard pass on a two point conversion in the final seconds surely didn’t help his cause either. Regardless of how Week 16 ended, Jacksonville will still be in the playoffs and still have a chance to make some noise as they will play either Orlando or Philadelphia, two teams they have already beat on the road this season. They can turn their season around by beating the suddenly hot LA KISS this week in front of the home crowd, but if they lose again, owner Jeff Bouchy might start firing players before the playoffs.

  1. Tampa Bay Storm 1-13 (LW #8, Change –)

The Tampa Bay Storm finally showed the fight that Head Coach Lawrence Samuels has been talking about for weeks against the Soul this week. After QB Jason Boltus was taken out of the game due to a upper body injury, the fate of the Storm seemed to be sealed. But fortunately for Tampa Bay, QB Adam Kennedy showed he has something to prove. He has been on the bench watching Boltus turn the ball over time and time again wondering why he wasn’t given another shot. Then came out in the second quarter to almost pull off a miracle against the former #1 ranked team in these very power rankings. Only time will tell if that was a one-time deal, or if Adam Kennedy has finally figured out the nuances of the Arena game and can be the QB the Storm have been looking for. This is Tampa’s last real chance at a victory as they host the Portland Steel this week at the Amalie Arena. It will be interesting to see if Coach Samuels will stay with the hot hand and let Kennedy start against the Steel. Then again, the injury to Boltus might play his hand either way.

Highest Climb – Arizona, Los Angeles, Portland  +1

Hardest Fall – Philadelphia, Cleveland, Jacksonville -1

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Week 15 AFL FanZone Power Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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on July 13, 2016 at 08:00 AM

After the league bye, the Arena Football League saw a few close games, but nothing to separate any team from the pack. The standings are unchanged, but some teams blew their chance to move up.

Let’s get right into it, below is the AFL FanZone Power Rankings after Week 15.

  1. Philadelphia Soul 11-3 (LW #1, Change –)

Another week, another Philadelphia domination. This time at the hands of the Cleveland Gladiators. Although Cleveland came in with a lot of momentum and a top flight defense, Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh showed why he is the front runner for AFL MVP for a second year in a row. Raudabaugh finished the game with only one incompletion and eight touchdowns. I will repeat myself again, barring a letdown at Orlando, Philadelphia will win the American Conference and earn the 1 or 2 seed headed into the playoffs. The Soul basically have two bye weeks in a row because of their matchup with the Storm this week. Expect Philadelphia to be game planning and preparing for their Week 18 matchup in Orlando starting this week.

  1. Arizona Rattlers 11-3 (LW #2, Change –)

Arizona seems to get the best out of Jacksonville every time they play. For the second time this year, the Rattlers found themselves in a dog fight until the end with the Sharks. Just like in the first matchup, this game came down to Jacksonville failing to execute late. With under 10 seconds to go, Joe Hills scores a touchdown to close the gap to two points, but due to a couple missed extra points, the Sharks needed to go for two. Arizona’s defense was up for the challenge and forced an incomplete pass to essentially seal the game with a 2 point victory. Other than QB Nick Davila’s rare interception, the offense looked to be in sync which will bode well for Arizona going into the playoffs. After sealing the National Conference Championship with this win, the only goal left is to get the #1 seed as they have locked in at least the #2 seed. Arizona finishes the regular season with two more home games, this week against Orlando and Week 17 against Cleveland. If Arizona can close out both games (and beat Orlando by more than 18 points), then they will clinch the #1 seed due to their tie breaker with both Orlando and Philadelphia.

  1. Orlando Predators 12-2 (LW #3, Change –)

For the third straight set of Power Rankings, I feel compelled to explain why the team with the best record in the league isn’t the best team in the league. They struggled against a 1-11 Portland team and actually found themselves trailing in the second half to the Steel. They still seem to always find a way to win the game at the end, but against the better teams (without Randy Hippeard) they will not be so lucky. Their first test will be this week at Arizona on Monday night. If they can somehow find a way to beat the Rattlers for the second time this season, then there is no doubt, Orlando deserves to be in the top spot, but until that happens, they are stuck at #3.

  1. Cleveland Gladiators 7-7 (LW #4, Change –)

Cleveland ran into a buzzsaw this week in Allentown against the Soul. I’m not going to hold that game against them because when the opposing quarterback only throws one incompletion, that team is clicking on all cylinders. They tried everything, but nothing worked as Raudabaugh threw 8 touchdowns and Jeramie Richardson ran in another three scores. Cleveland’s season comes down to this week in Los Angeles. If they beat LA, then they can lock in the #4 seed as long as they win by more than five points. If Los Angeles wins then they find themselves in the driver’s seat as Cleveland finishes off their season in Arizona Week 17 while the KISS still have Portland and Jacksonville. Huge game Saturday night at the Honda Center, make sure you are able to watch that game.

  1. Los Angeles KISS 6-7 (LW #5, Change –)

Nathan Stanley returns to the starting lineup with a lukewarm performance. He was voted as the player of the game by the KISS, but that might have been more of a confidence boost for him because he barely completed 50% of his passes and only had four touchdowns against the league’s worst team. The KISS will need him to elevate his game much higher if they expect to win any of their final three games against Cleveland, at Portland, and at Jacksonville. As far as the defense, this team continues to hold teams below their yearly average. The KISS now lead the league in scoring defense at 45.6 points per game. They will need that kind of performance against Gladiators QB Arvell Nelson if the KISS are to jump Cleveland and get the final home game.

  1. Jacksonville Sharks 5-8 (LW #6, Change –)

What a deflating outcome for Jacksonville in Week 15. They lose star defensive back Greg Reid to an ejection and are forced to play two offensive players on defense including the backup QB. Even with that, they were a two point conversion away from going to overtime with the National Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers. But here we go again, a close loss in the final seconds for this team. This team still has an outside shot at jumping into the four seed, but they need to win their final three games and hope LA beats Cleveland (while also hoping LA loses at Portland and Cleveland loses in Arizona). So as you can see, they need a lot of help, but all Jacksonville can do is win their games against Portland, Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles which isn’t exactly murderer’s row. So to quote Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber “So you’re saying there’s a chance…” Yes, Jacksonville, there is a chance, I just wouldn’t recommend you purchase home playoff tickets just yet.

  1. Portland Steel 1-12 (LW #7, Change –)

I feel for Portland’s coach, players, and fans. Another week of playing a top team tough into the second half ends with another loss. Unfortunately, you don’t get any points for effort. Portland will be a tough out in the playoffs, but unless QB Shane Austin can cut down on the interceptions, I don’t see them beating Arizona, Philadelphia, or Orlando at their place. What they can do is play spoiler this week, if they can knock off the Sharks then they will eliminate Jacksonville from hosting a playoff game round one of the playoffs.

  1. Tampa Bay Storm 1-12 (LW #8, Change –)

Tampa Bay found themselves tied at halftime in Los Angeles on Monday night only to end the game in a massive brawl while losing by 27 points. I saw more fight in the 3 minute brawl at the end of this game then I have in a month of games from Tampa Bay. There isn’t a whole lot to say that hasn’t been said about this team. Maybe it’s time to go back to Adam Kennedy, what is Jason Boltus bringing you that Kennedy can’t? Boltus finished the game with one touchdown, which is horrendous in a league designed for scoring. The Storm host the Soul this week and depending on what suspensions come down, we may see a totally different Tampa Bay team.

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Week 16 AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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on July 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Week 15 started the stretch run to the playoffs in the Arena Football League. We already know which teams will have the top three seeds, the 4-6 seeds, and the 7-8 seeds, but the order in which those teams place could change every week from here until the end of the season. A big part of which teams place where is the play of the QB’s and the top two guys didn’t disappoint again.

If you are new to the QB rankings, we rank the Quarterback’s on the 10 statistical categories that we find are the most important for a player to take his team to the Arena Bowl. So without further ado, here is the official AFL FanZone Week 15 QB Power Rankings for the Arena Football League:

1. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 1.7 (LW #1) (- .7)
2. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 2.5 (LW #2) (- .3)
3. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 3.4 (LW #5) (- .2)
4. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 3.7 (LW #3) (+.6)
5. Nathan Stanley Los Angeles KISS 4.1 (LW N/R) (-)
6. Shane Austin Portland Steel 4.2 (LW #7) (- .2)
7. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 5.0 (LW #8) (-.8)

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 7.0 is dead last.

You will also notice Bernard Morris is not on this list. He still needs 6 attempts to qualify, he sits at 94 attempts heading into Week 16. So he will find himself on this list next week barring an injury.

AFL FanZone – Week 14 QB Power Rankings

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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Week 13 in the Arena Football League is in the books and as we look ahead to the league bye week, let’s take a look at how the active QB’s rank. Unfortunately Orlando was forced to put QB Randy Hippeard on Injured Reserve last week which removes one qualifying QB from the rankings. Remember, 100 attempts is the minimum to qualify for the AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings. New Predators QB Bernard Morris could easily hit that mark in the next game as he currently sits with 60 attempts on the season.

If you are new to the QB rankings, we rank the Quarterback’s on the 10 statistical categories we think are important to make a great quarterback. This takes into account the entire season while also look at the player’s last game. So without further ado, here is the official AFL FanZone Week 14 QB Power Rankings for the Arena Football League:

1. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 2.2 (LW #1)
2. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 2.5 (LW #2)
3. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 3.2 (LW #3)
4. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 3.3 (LW #6)
5. Pete Thomas Los Angeles KISS 4.2 (LW #7)
6. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 4.5 (LW #8)
7. Shane Austin Portland Steel 4.6 (LW #6)

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 7.0 is dead last.

The top three quarterbacks remain unchanged this week with Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh leading the pack and Nick Davila in a close 2nd. I’m sure this is a surprise to most with how dominate Nick Davila has been for years, but Raudabaugh is following up his MVP season with another MVP quality season. The Soul QB leads/ties the league in four of the ten categories scored (Wins, Completion percentage, yards per attempt, and fumbles). If he could only curb the interceptions, he would be the clear leader headed into the bye. Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila leads/ties the league in three of the categories (Wins, touchdowns, and fumbles).

The big mover here is Cleveland Gladiators QB Arvell Nelson. His solid play continues to move him up the charts. In his past five games, Nelson has accounted for 36 touchdowns and only 2 turnovers. His play is the main reason Cleveland holds onto the final home playoff seed heading into the final 5 weeks of the season.

KISS QB Pete Thomas had a little bit of a falling back to Earth game against the Rattlers, but was still able to jump Steel QB Shane Austin due to Austin’s propensity to turn the ball over.

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Week 13 AFL FanZone Power Rankings

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What a week in the AFL, we had a last minute blunder by Jacksonville, a 21 point Arizona lead evaporated in the 3rd quarter, and a Portland lead over Philadelphia at the half on Monday night. The game in Orlando went pretty much how everyone thought it was going to go with the Storm out of the game by halftime.

With all that being said, the power rankings stay exactly the same, but I will justify each spot below. ENJOY!

1. Philadelphia Soul 10-3 (LW #1, Change –)

Even though they struggled in the first half in Portland, Philadelphia finished the game with a three touchdown lead and only because Portland returned a kick with only 40 seconds to go on the clock. The Soul are the team to beat in the AFL right now. Until I see something drastic, I will continue to leave them at #1. Taking a quick look at the rest of the schedule for Philadelphia, they have one neutral site game against Cleveland at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, then they finish the season with two away games in Florida, first at Tampa then at Orlando. That final game of the season will more than likely determine who gets the #1 seed and who gets the #3 seed.

2. Arizona Rattlers 10-3 (LW #2, Change –)

If Arizona would’ve gone into Los Angeles and blew the doors off of the KISS, I think we may have a 1a and 1b for the Power Rankings. And while the first half had all the makings of a blowout, they allowed LA to have life in the 3rd quarter. I thought it would be Arizona and Philly in the championship and after 13 weeks, nothing has changed my mind. It will all depend on which time zone this game will be played in. But back to Week 13, Arizona did a great job of weathering the storm in the 4th quarter. After the KISS brought it to 50-49, Arizona and QB Nick Davila settled down and took care of business. The interception he threw at the end didn’t hurt the team, so I don’t hold that against him. The KISS are an improved team with a lot of veterans in the backend, Arizona is just better. The Rattlers finish their season tucked away at home as they welcome the Sharks, Predators, and Gladiators to end the regular season. I expect Arizona to win all three games by double digits.

3. Orlando Predators 11-2 (LW #3, Change –)

I’m sure most would have Orlando ahead of Arizona due to their week 6 matchup, but that was a couple months ago and that was with a healthy Orlando team and a beat up Arizona team. Without Hippeard, this team isn’t 11-2; he was in the running for league MVP with the season he was putting up before the injury. This is still a team who clinched a home game in the playoffs, but Orlando is going to need a little magic if they are going to knock off one of the two giants above. To finish off the season they head out west to Portland and Arizona before coming home to face the Soul in what will be the biggest game of the season to (what I believe) determine the 1 or 3 seed.

4. Cleveland Gladiators 7-6 (LW #4, Change –)

Oh how close the Gladiators were from losing the game in Jacksonville on Saturday. To be honest, I was waiting for Jacksonville to screw it up in the end. That is just how their season has gone, they have outscored their opponents in quarters 1-3, but have been outscored by almost 75 points in the 4th/OT. That team cannot finish a game and when Cleveland found themselves down 13 points headed into the 4th quarter, I just had a feeling the game wasn’t over. If you watched our preview of this game, you know that I said Cleveland would do just enough to win while Jacksonville would do just enough to lose. That is exactly what happened when QB Tommy Grady fumbled away the game (and possibly the #4 seed) late in the game. At 7-6, Cleveland finds themselves in the driver’s seat for the final home playoff game. The only problem is, they find themselves on the road against the two best teams in Philadelphia (Week 15) and Arizona (Week 18). If they lost those two games, they will need to beat Los Angeles to get the 4 seed while LA needs to finish 2-2 or worse.

5. Los Angeles KISS 5-7 (LW #5, Change –)

The beginning of Sunday’s game against the Rattlers started out as bad as prior matchups in the series. But after going down 14 points within the first couple minutes, LA battled back behind the hands of WR Donovan Morgan. His 7 catches for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns kept the KISS in the game heading into the fourth quarter. The same cannot be said for three players, the emergency fill-in kicker, QB Nathan Stanley, and WR DJ Stephens. The emergency kicker struggled with XP’s, QB Nathan Stanley gift wrapped a return when he tried to pitch the ball back to the kicker on a busted snap, and DJ Stephens couldn’t catch a cold. With WR Brandon Collins out, the KISS relied heavily on Stephens and he couldn’t deliver. Two of the touchdowns were his fault as one went through his hands and he wasn’t looking for the ball on the other. If this team is going to jump into the #4 spot, they are going to need Stephens to forget this game and move on. They will need him down the stretch starting with Tampa Bay on Monday night July 11th. The schedule sets up nicely for LA as they host TB and Cleveland in weeks 15 and 16, while head on the road to face an underwhelming Sharks team in Week 17 and finish with the Steel in Portland Week 18.

6. Jacksonville Sharks 5-7 (LW #6, Change –)

For the second time this year, Jacksonville allowed Cleveland to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. This team is 1-5 at Sea Best Field and with the talent they have, that is absolutely baffling. Then we find out that HC Les Moss holds out WR Tiger Jones from this game. With a loss like that, I can’t imagine the locker room being too friendly of a place heading into the bye week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jacksonville needs to head into the bye week and do a little soul searching. Most had Jacksonville fighting for the conference championship this year, but at this rate they will be heading to face one of the three monsters at the top when the playoffs start in August. Jacksonville finds themselves on the West Coast for Weeks 15 and 16 as they face Arizona and Portland. Then finish the year off with LA and Tampa Bay at home. Gaining the 4 seed is still within reach, but they will need a lot of help from Cleveland as they hold the tie breaker and have one less game.

7. Portland Steel 1-11 (LW #7, Change –)

Right off the bat I need to say give kudos to Coach James for keeping this team fighting this far into the season. It seems the “other” 1-11 team has elected to save their energy for the playoffs, but Portland continues to fight. They actually held a 3 point lead heading into the half on Monday night against the league’s best team. No, there are no moral victories in football, but there is still something to say for a team who continues to push well after being beat down into the ground. Portland is still technically alive for the #6 seed, but it would take a miracle as they still face Orlando, Jacksonville, then At Tampa, while finishing at home against LA. They just need QB Shane Austin to cut down on his turnovers as he has now thrown a league worst 16 interceptions, which puts his Interception to attempt ratio at 5.6%.

8. Tampa Bay Storm 1-11 (LW #8, Change –)

This is what happens when all teams make the playoffs regardless of record. Instead of coming out and fighting for the last couple months of the season, Tampa Bay has elected to roll over and play dead until the post season. Jason Boltus has regressed tremendously since their big (and only) win against Arizona. I see no way this team finishes higher than 8th place as they haven’t scored more than 35 points in the past 4 games and they finish on the road against LA and Jacksonville while hosting Philly and Portland. I don’t see the Storm bringing back head coach Lawrence Samuels, but he is still putting out tape for his resume. They tried bringing in ex-NFL Head Coach Tony Dungy and that didn’t work. I don’t know where else there is to go for a team who is struggling to score on a 50 yard field.

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Week 13 AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings

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on June 22, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Week 12 in the Arena Football League was “Show Me” weekend for a couple of teams. Tommy Grady has the stats, but not the wins. Raudabaugh and Davila have both, so how will a matchup in Arizona look? Then you have the injury to Orlando Predators QB Randy Hippeard. We believe it is a torn ACL, but until we know for sure, I will leave him in the rankings.

If you are new to the QB rankings, we rank the Quarterback’s on the 10 statistical categories that we find are the most important for a player to take his team to the Arena Bowl. So without further ado, here is the official AFL FanZone Week 13 QB Power Rankings for the Arena Football League:

1. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 2.4 (LW #1) (+.4)
2. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 2.8 (LW #2) (+.7)
3. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 3.1 (LW #3) (+.3)
4. Randy Hippeard Orlando Predators 3.2 (LW #4) (-.1)
5. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 3.6 (LW #6) (-.4)
6. Pete Thomas Los Angeles KISS 3.9 (LW #7) (-1.0)
7. Shane Austin Portland Steel 4.4 (LW #5) (+.4)
8. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 5.8 (LW #8) (+.5)

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 8.0 is dead last.

Most Improved – LA KISS QB Pete Thomas – -1.0

Most Struggled – Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila – +.7

You will also notice Nathan Stanley and Danny Southwick removed. There is no reason to keep these two players on my QB power rankings when one is on IR and the other is on a new team warming the bench.