TULSA, OK–The Tulsa Talons moved up four spots in the AFL coaches poll and are now ranked as the top squad in the entire arena football league. The Talons received 5 first place votes and have 102 points overall in the poll, besting the second place Chicago Rush by 7 points. The AFL’s fan poll shows a similar lineup. The only poll showing different numbers is the Arena Football League Writers Association, that places the Talons behind the Rush with 75 points to Chicago’s 93. In that poll, the Talons recieved only one first-place vote to the Rush’s 9.
The Talons currently share first place in the AFL’s Southwest Division with the Bossier Shreveport Battle Wings with back-to-back wins against Tampa Bay in week one and the dramatic come-from-behind victory over Dallas last Saturday. Tulsa has the only bye this week but will return to action on the road against another team that has a rich AFL history, the Arizona Rattlers next Friday night. Then they travel to Jacksonville to face the Sharks on May 1 before returning home to face the Alabama Vipers in the amazing BOK Center on May 8th.
Tickets for all Talons home games can be purchased at the BOK Center box office, at bokcenter.com, or by calling the Talons office at 294-1000. The Talons are broadcast live on AM 740 and FM 102.3 KRMG with Rick Couri providing the play-by-play action.