Arena Football: Week Four Power Poll

Justin WilkieCorrespondent IMarch 18, 2008

Well with three weeks already done in the 2008 Arena Football season, the attendance is now at an all-time high. The average attendance for the first three weeks of games is 13,254 fans per game.

The average passes up the previous record set in 2005 of 12,919. The week three average of the 2008 season was 12,914 fans per game, making it the second-highest average ever for a Week 3.

The Philadelphia Soul posted the highest attendance figure in Week 3 with 16,102 fans for their game against division rival New York Dragons. In the inaugural "Battle of the Buckeye State" game, the Columbus Destroyers hosted 15,946 fans for their home opener against new intra-state rival, the Cleveland Gladiators.

WEEK 4 POWER POLL 

1) Philadelphia Soul (3-0, LW: 1)

Week 3 Result: W 63-42 over #9 New York

Week 4 Game: At #9 Los Angeles, March 20, 10:30 P.M. ET

( TV - CSN Philadelphia - Live; Sirius Radio, Channel 130)

Injury News- QB Tony Graziani suffered a strained left MCL, in the game against New York. He is out three to four weeks with the injury, which he suffered on a late hit by Dragons Lineman John Nix. QB Matt D'Orazio will start against Los Angeles on Thursday.

Week 3 ADT Defensive Player of the Week- DL Gabe Nyenhuis 

Home Record: 2-0  Road Record: 1-0 Home Atendance Average: 16,985

2) Dallas Desperados (3-0, LW: 2)

Week 3 Result: W 51-40 over #7 Colorado

Week 4 Game: At #5 San Jose, March 22, 10:30 P.M. ET

( TV - FSN Southwest - Live)

Week 3 Ironman of the Week- WR/DB Will Pettis

Home Record: 2-0 Road Record: 1-0 Home Attendance Average: 12,504

3) Cleveland Gladiators (3-0, LW: 5)

Week 3 Result: W 59-57 over #15 Columbus

Week 4 Game: At #6 New Orleans, March 21, 8:30 P.M. ET

Home Record: 2-0 Road Record: 1-0 Home Attendance Average: 16,078

4) Chicago Rush (2-1, LW: 6)

Week 3 Result: W 64-35 over #13 Grand Rapids

Week 4 Game: Hosts #9 Colorado, March 22, 8:00 P.M. ET

( TV - Comcast SportsNet Chicago - Live, AFL NET; Sirius Radio, Channel 130)

Home Record: 1-1 Road Record: 1-0 Home Attendance Average: 15,730

5) San Jose SaberCats (2-1, LW: 8)

Week 3 Result: W 63-43 over #11 Arizona

Week 4 Game: Hosts #2 Dallas, March 22, 10:30 P.M. ET

( TV - FSN Bay Area - 3/23 at 12:30 P.M. PT)

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 1-1 Home Attendance Average: 13,625

6) New Orleans Voodoo (2-1, LW: 10)

Week 3 Result: W 76-55 over #4 Tampa Bay

Week 4 Game: Hosts #3 Cleveland, March 21, 8:30 P.M. ET

Home Record: 2-0 Road Record: 0-1 Home Attendance Average: 13,026

7) Los Angeles Avengers (2-1, LW: 3)

Week 3 Result: L 34-54 to #12 Georgia

Week 4 Game: Hosts #1 Philadelphia, March 20, 10:30 P.M. ET

( TV - FSN Prime Ticket - Delay at 10 P.M. PT; Sirius Radio, Channel 130)

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 1-1 Home Attendance Average: 13,209

8) Tampa Bay Storm (2-1, LW: 4)

Week 3 Result: L 55-76 to #10 New Orleans

Week 4 Game: Bye Week

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 1-1 Home Attendance Average: 18,194

9) Colorado Crush (1-1, LW: 7)

Week 3 Result: L 40-51 to #2 Dallas

Week 4 Game: At #4 Chicago, March 22, 8:00 P.M. ET

( TV - FSN Rocky Mountain - Live, AFL NET; Sirius Radio, Channel 130)

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 0-1 Home Attendance Average: 9,265

10) Georgia Force (1-2, LW: 12)

Week 3 Result: W 58-34 over #3 Los Angeles

Week 4 Game: At #11 Orlando, March 22, 7:30 P.M. ET

( TV - CSS -Live, AFL NET)

Week 3 Offensive Player of the Week - QB Chris Greisen

Home Record: 1-1 Road Record: 0-1 Home Attendance Average: 10,190

11) Orlando Predators (1-2, LW: 17)

Week 3 Result: W 69-61 over #14 Utah

Week 4 Game: Hosts #10 Georgia, March 22, 7:30 P.M. ET

( TV - CSS - Live, AFL NET) 

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 0-2 Home Attendance Average: 11,861

12) New York Dragons (1-2, LW: 9)

Week 3 Result: L 42-63 to #1 Philadelphia

Week 4 Game: At #13 Arizona, March 21, 10:00 P.M. ET

Home Record: 1-0 Road Record: 0-2 Home Attendance Average: 10,542

13) Arizona Rattlers (1-2, LW: 11)

Week 3 Result: L 43-63 to #8 San Jose

Week 4 Game: At #12 New York, March 21, 10:00 P.M. ET

Home Record: 0-1 Road Record: 1-1 Home Attendance Average: 11,532

14) Kansas City Brigade (0-2, LW: 16)

Week 3 Result: Bye Week

Week 4 Game: Hosts #15 Grand Rapids, March 24, 8:00 P.M. ET

Home Record: 0-1 Road Record: 0-1 Home Attendance Average: 13,356

15) Grand Rapids Rampage (0-2, LW: 13)

Week 3 Result: L 35-64 to #6 Chicago

Week 4 Game: At #14 Kansas City, March 24, 8:00 P.M. ET

Home Record: 0-2 Road Record: 0-0 Home Attendance Average: 8,213

16) Utah Blaze (0-3, LW: 14)

Week 3 Result: L 61-69 to #17 Orlando

Week 4 Game: Hosts #17 Columbus, March 21, 9:00 P.M. ET

( TV - KJZZ - Live, AFL NET) 

Home Record: 0-1 Road Record: 0-2 Home Attendance Average: 15,106

17) Columbus Destroyers (0-3, LW: 15)

Week 3 Result: L 57-59 to #5 Cleveland

Week 4 Game: At #16 Utah, March 21, 9:00 P.M. ET

( TV - Columbus Sports Net - Live, AFL NET) 

Home Record: 0-1 Road Record: 0-2 Home Attendance: 15,946

AFL NET Games are on Arenafootball.com

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