Seattle Mist | 3-0
The champs held strong against Los Angeles on the back of Stevi Schnoor's bruising running attack. Seattle is 2-0 but has not yet performed up to their lofty expectations. A date with Chicago looms next on the schedule.
Atlanta is prepared to leap-frog the perennial Eastern Conference juggernaut Chicago, simply because Atlanta has had a far more effective off-season and key free-agent pick ups like Theresa Petruziello. This is the year Effort will be beat Talent in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago Bliss | 0-1
The loss of Heather Furr to retirement and an overall lack of off-season commitment from the veterans could make this No.3 ranking very generous. On a high-note, this franchise, while it may be in a rebuilding period, has perhaps the best base of rookie talent that could very well push out several veterans that have out-stayed their welcome.
Los Angeles Temptation | 1-1
This time the Temptation were able to overcome their slow start as they took down a feisty Dallas Desire in an instant classic on Saturday. Los Angeles may have found their heir apparent at QB in Kiara Patterson whose insertion into the lineup after halftime sparked the LA comeback. The Temptation's defense was sliced apart early by their former Quarterback Michelle Angel. Was it insider knowledge or a worrying sign of things to come?
Dallas Desire | 1-1
This Dallas reboot looks like it has legs. The Desire were a two point conversion away from escaping Southern California with a statement victory. Instead Dallas has to learn from the experience, lick it's wounds and get ready for the first Texas rivalry matchup against Austin in two weeks.
Omaha Heart | 1-0
Opening Night was a much needed showcase of dominance over the expansion New England Liberty. The story through one-game has been the emergence of Shalynn Durham as a solid ground threat and leader on defense. No longer a doormat.
Austin Acoustic | 1-2
Quarterback Teshay Winfrey who came into the season held in high regard, showed immaturity imploding in the season-opener while there were several flashes of greatness from the defense and passing game. Overall, a humbling experience vs the champs but one that this roster will benefit from.
New England Liberty | 0-2
A debut that left a lot to be desired from the Liberty. Poorly coached and prepared compounded by athletes that appeared completely overwhelmed by the moment. This squad needs some Patriots influence to keep from becoming this season‚Äôs Omaha.