Good luck Sabercats! Beat LA!
Date posted :08/07/2015
Royal Coach Tours is the proud transportation provider for the San Jose Saber Cats! Let’s wish them good luck tomorrow against the lowly Los Angeles Kiss (not that they’ll need it as they’ve been KILLING it this season!) In fact, the SaberCats recently swept the first-plate votes in the AFL Media Poll. Needless to say, we’re proud of our association with this franchise that is truly having a dream come true season! In case you missed that news, read about the details here:
The San Jose Sabercats (15-1) garnered all 16 first-place votes to remain in the top spot of the AFL Media Poll for the ninth consecutive week after defeating the Portland Thunder, 55-49, in overtime last weekend.
With 15 wins in 2015, the SaberCats have set a new franchise record for victories in a single-season. San Jose has a bye in Week 18, but can still clinch home field advantage if the LA KISS(4-11) defeat the No. 2-rankedArizona Rattlers (12-3) on Sunday. The Rattlers fell to theSpokane Shock (5-10) last week and will need to rebound at home to keep pace with their longtime rivals. Kickoff for the Week 18 matchup is set for 6:00 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPNEWS.
The No. 3-ranked Philadelphia Soul (13-3) lost to the fifth-rankedJacksonville Sharks (8-7), 67-74, in a back-and-forth thriller last weekend. The top seed in the American Conference will be on a bye this week, while Jacksonville tries to get back into the playoffs for the first time since 2013 when they host the Tampa Bay Storm (6-9) Saturday night on ESPNEWS. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Orlando Predators clinched their 22nd playoff berth in 24 seasons last week with a 65-58 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators (7-9). The South Division leaders, who came in at No. 4 once again in the latest AFL Media Poll, have a bye in Week 18 but will return to action in a potentially division-deciding game next week against the Jacksonville Sharks.
The AFL Media Poll consists of voters from television, radio, and newspaper outlets who regularly cover the League in their respective markets, along with national personalities from ESPN and CBS Sports, who provide game and studio commentary about the Arena Football League.
|July 23 AFL Media Poll|
|Rank||Team (1st Place Votes)||W-L||Points||Last Week|
|1.||San Jose Sabercats (16)||15-1||192||1|
|7.||Tampa Bay Storm||6-9||93||7|
|11.||Las Vegas Outlaws||5-10||38||8|
|12.||New Orleans VooDoo||3-12||18||12|