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Updated May 6, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Rattlers take top spot in AFL Power Rankings

After defeating the previously unbeaten Jacksonville Sharks 58-48 May 3, the Arizona Rattlers have regained the top spot in the Arena Football vPower Rankings.

Nick Davila threw for 251 yards and six touchdowns -- including four to receiver Rod Windsor -- in the Rattlers' ten-point win.

The win was the third straight for Arizona, who now stand at 6-1 on the season. Until the loss, Jacksonville (6-1) topped the vPower Rankings, that were introduced prior to week Week 7.

The Rattlers will look to extend their winning streak to four in a row when they host the Utah Blaze at Ak-Chin Field at US Airways Center Saturday. Arizona defeated Utah 77-49 in Salt Lake City in Week 2 of the season behind a strong defensive effort. The Rattlers intercepted Utah quarterbacks six times, returning three for touchdowns.

Week 8 AFL vPower Rankings

Rank Team Record
1. Arizona Rattlers 6-1
2. Jacksonville Sharks 6-1
3. Tampa Bay Storm 5-2
4. San Jose Sabercats 4-2
5. Spokane Shock 5-2
6. Utah Blaze 3-3
7. Philadelphia Soul 3-3
8. Chicago Rush 4-3
9. Iowa Barnstormers 3-4
10. San Antonio Talons 2-4
11. Orlando Predators 1-5
12. Cleveland Gladiators 1-5
13. New Orleans VooDoo 1-5
14. Pittsburgh Power 1-5

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