Chicago Rush top AFLWA preseason poll
03/31/2010 9:54 PM
Las Vegas - The Chicago Rush is the preseason No. 1 in the Arena Football League Writers Association Top 8 Poll as the AFL prepares to begin a new season after taking last year off. Voting was split, with all 15 teams receiving votes and six clubs receiving at least one first-place vote. The Rush received two first-place votes and 53 points to edge out the No. 2 Tampa Bay Storm, which had one first-place vote and 50 points. The Dallas Vigilantes actually had the most first-place votes, with four, but was third with 49 points.
Rounding out the Top 8 were the Cleveland Gladiators, Orlando Predators, Spokane Shock, Milwaukee Iron and Arizona Rattlers.
The AFLWA, founded at the start of the 2004 season, is a national organization made up of media members who cover the Arena Football League. Mark Anderson of Pro Football Weekly and the Las Vegas Review-Journal is the AFLWA's founder and executive director. The website is www.aflwa.com.