Power Rankings: Week 4
It was a week of upsets and firsts. Memphis and Atlanta finally got wins, and Birmingham took their first loss. Will that shake up the power rankings? Time to find out!
#1: Orlando Apollos (4-0)
Last Week: #1
It was another close game for the Apollos, but that had more to do with the weather than it did their opponent, the Salt Lake City Stallions. Both teams adapted to the snowy conditions, but the Apollos adapted better as they found a way to make their passing game work in a blizzard. Can anything stop the Apollos? We’ll find out if the Iron Curtain can this week.
#2: Birmingham Iron (3-1)
Last Week: #3
The Iron may have lost, but so did all of the other good teams not named Apollos, so they’re not dropping this week. Plus, when you only lose by one point, you can’t drop too much. The Iron’s defense continues to play well, but their offense appears to be regressing. Luis Perez still hasn’t throw a touchdown pass, and that’s going to be a problem for him against the Apollos.
#3: San Antonio Commanders (2-2)
Last Week: #6
The biggest jump of the week, the Commanders are here not so much because of their win, but because of others’ losses. The Commanders defense suffocated the Iron offense, but still only scored 12 points themselves. That’s enough to beat most teams in the AAF right now, but not all of them. If Arizona can turn things around, the Commanders are in trouble.
#4: Arizona Hotshots (2-2)
Last Week: #3
I said if they lost, they’d drop more than one spot, but that was before the Fleet lost their QB. That saves the Hotshots, who are really coming apart on offense. Atlanta is not a good team, so losing to them is a bad sign. Still, I have faith the Hotshots will turn it around in gut-check time. Wolford just needs more time to get his back right.
#5: San Diego Fleet (2-2)
Last Week: #4
#6: Salt Lake Stallions (1-3)
Last Week: #5
The Stallions played a good game against Orlando, but it was clear they were not the better team. Salt Lake kept the game close, which is why they’re not dropping further on this list. Next week’s matchup is a chance to actually climb in the rankings as they take on a depleted Fleet squad.
#7: Memphis Express (1-3)
Last Week: #7
Memphis is definitely on the up and up, but they’ve got a lot of
#8: Atlanta Legends (1-3)
Last Week: #8
The Legends may have gotten their first win, but I’m still not convinced they’re a very good team. They need to stay consistent with their coaching staff for a couple of weeks to move up. They’ll get their first chance to do so when they take on a momentum-filled Express squad. Another win and they’ll definitely make a jump.