Sharks Tops in Polls

08/05/2010 9:36 PM - The South Division Jacksonville Sharks (12-4) finished the regular season with a five-game win-streak, a South Division title and home field advantage throughout the American Conference Championship.  Voters in both the AFL Writters Poll and the AFL Coaches Poll gave the Sharks high grades entering the 2010 post season.

The AFL Writters Poll puts the Sharks back on top for the first time since late May.  The Sharks lost the top spot after a loss in Spokane to the Shock.  After a thurough defeat of the Shock at the hands of the Sharks in Jacksonville last week, the writters have put the Sharks back on top with the last poll of the regular season.

The Coaches Poll puts the Sharks an extrelmely close second.  Even after defeating the Shock in Jacksonville to close out the regular season and secure the South Division crown, the Sharks only received six of the 15 first place votes by the coaches.  The remaining 9 votes went to Spokane.  The Sharks tallied 121 points in the voting, only two points behind Spokane's 123 points.

The Sharks and the Shock will not see each other again this season unless both win their conference championship games and meet in ArenaBowl XXIII.  The game would be held in Spokane, WA as Spokane has the overall better record of 13-3.