Power Rankings

  • chicago
    1

    Chicago Bliss

    PR0

    The same championship roster returns only with additional depth including the signing of free-agent Shari Onley of LFL Australia. Offensively, this roster has size upfront and it just got improved with the Onley addition. Key skills position players include rookie-sensation Ali Alberts, arguably the best back in the LFL in ChrisDell Harris, playmaker Heather ROCKSTARR and a resurgent Laura Petersen. Defensively, Chantel Taylor and Yashi Rice combine for an incredible package of defensive ends and Furr at safety make this a solid championship roster on both sides of the ball. Even worse for opponents, 2013 'Coach of the Year' Keith Hac has had the same talent to develop over a full off-season.

  • seattle
    2

    Seattle Mist

    PR0

    An undefeated regular season and one and done in the Playoffs. The same undefeated regular season roster returns only with improvement at the key positions including the Quarterback position with the addition of high-profile free-agent Angela Rypien of Baltimore Charm. Former Quarterback Laurel Creel’s inefficiencies and lack of arm strength were exposed in the Playoffs. Offensively, perhaps the two most impactful players in the free-agent market were also signed by Seattle, BC Angels Stevi Schoor and the player simply known as DSK or Deanna Schaper-Koter. Schnor can be a power back or line up on the line while DSK could become the best power back in the league, a shift from Seattle’s slashing running backs of last year who could not move the chains. Seattle also returns one of the best and consistent players in the history of the LFL in Jessica Hopkins as well as emerging defensive end LaShaunda Fowler.

  • losangeles
    3

    Los Angeles

    PR0

    Finally beat by its rival Seattle, not once but twice in 2013. Los Angeles started to show its age and perhaps signals of the end of an era. However, offensively LA still possess the most complete Quarterback in the league and a number of young new weapons that LA has developed. The use of Ogom Chijubdu more offensively would be well-advised as a chain-mover, that alongside the acquisition of one of the game’s young and promising power running backs, Carmen Bourseau of Vegas via free-agency. Danielle Harvey remains one of the most under-rated tight ends in the game and Jasmine Byndloss could be the next breakout star at wide receiver. Defensively this unit is led by the best pair of defensive captains, Mo Gaxiola and Ogom Chijundu. With a developing Harvey on the edge and a pair of great corners in Chelsea Haardt and Jesica Abraguin. This will be a franchise defining year for the Silver & Black.

  • jacksonville
    4

    Jacksonville Breeze | 2-0

    PR0

    Perhaps the consummate New York Yankees of the LFL, a lot of talent on paper with very little results on the field. This roster can play with anyone on both sides of the ball. KK Matheny lacks the toughness but is a great leader with a developing arm. Lauren Ziegler at running back presents a great power back with pass-catching ability out of the backfield. Upfront, Adrian Purnell has become the best pass catching tight end in the game alongside veteran Saige Steinmetz who can line up at tight end or a short yardage running back. Defensively, this could be the year Purnell and Ziegler separate themselves as the best defensive players in the game while Dina Wojoski is poised to become a marquis defensive player.

  • baltimore
    5

    Baltimore Charm | 0-1

    PR0

    Coming within one defensive stop of the Legends Cup, this roster surprised everyone in 2013. The offense now solidified with Morgan Spencer under center and a running back in TC Mesta who is in better physical shape in 2014 and a developing pair of targets for Spencer in Ali Dickey and Heather Hudson. Defensively, the stud is defensive end Kym Jack, physical presence with an incredible first-step from the edge. This roster now has had a full off-season with Head Coach Gary Clark and could be the biggest threat to Jacksonville in the Eastern Conference.

  • omaha
    6

    Omaha Heart | 0-1

    PR0

    The most active team in free-agency outside of Seattle. Additions included one of the most complete players in the game, Theresa Petruziello and tight end Lauren Noe, both 2013 All-Fantasy players in Cleveland. Ashley Lambrecht has been given the starting team duties over Linsey Nobel at quarterback. Nobel now healthy from her ACL tear, will be utilized as a slot receiver alongside the deepest receiving group in the league and it includes Petruziello, Shawnte Bunting and Morgan Anderson. An improvement will be needed at running back with 2013 RB Rayna Berryman often playing soft and out of shape. Defensively, the league’s leading tackler was surprisingly Jacqueline Smyth who is a small but quick edge rusher, however Smyth is yet another Omaha player with physical fitness struggles. Omaha is a talented roster however the soft coaching style has led to a mentally soft approach on game nights, that is the Heart’s biggest enemy, themselves.

  • atlanta
    7

    Atlanta Steam

    PR0

    One of the weakest points of 2013 was its passing game for Atlanta, Britany Morgan who lacked the arm was forced into a Quarterback role with no real threats at receiver. To spell Morgan at QB, Atlanta has acquired a young gun in rookie Dakota Hughes who they are very high on. The return of Nas Johnson provides the offense instant home-run capabilities, Jodie Nettles could become one of the best possession receivers in the game. On the defensive side of the ball Sharlene Fuller has all the weapons to become amongst the best secondary players in the game, just lacks intensity. Coco Montgomery is the most under-rated and highest upside players in the LFL, however also lacks the anger on defense and intensity on offense. First year Head Coach Dane Robinson vows to bring more structure and discipline to the 2014 roster.

  • green-bay
    8

    Green Bay

    PR0

    The league’s top offense in 2013 will be impacted greatly with the loss of one of the stars of the game, Anne Erler to retirement. Although a more athletic Jessica Peyton now steps in the role of Quarterback, however with a suspect arm. Rookie sensation and Aussie, Anna Heasman has become arguably one of the top three receivers in the league and running back Amber Mane showed glimpses of becoming a name at her position. The a’chilles’ heel of this franchise has always been a lack of a defensive identity which is not consistent with its head coach former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown’s no non-sense defensive career. The success of 2014 will come down to Peyton’s play at QB and will a defense show up in Green Bay.

  • vegas
    9

    Las Vegas Sin

    PR0

    A major re-branding and culture change happened in the off-season in Sin City. Several problem-child type players and coaching staff were released, a proven head coach was hired, the team changed its colors as well as moving to a new arena. A great free-agent pick-up in Minnesota’s Dominique Shuler will help at receiver and safety. Offensively this will be a new-look and new scheme with the departures of wide receiver Kelly Schroeder and running back Carmen Bourseau to Los Angeles via free-agency. This new-look roster will be under the guidance of one of the most accomplished coaches in LFL history, Tui Suiaunoa. The franchise was rebuilt around perhaps the best emerging middle linebacker in Danika Brace.

  • toledo
    10

    Toledo Crush

    PR0

    A complete rebuild in the offseason included a relocation of the franchise to Toledo from Cleveland and the release of the old coaching staff. However, the franchise did keep its most prized possession, 3rd year veteran Tamar Fennell who they will build the offense and defense around via new head coach Ben Kelly. Also look for former Cleveland Crush twin sisters Christel and Christine Pendleton to have an impact in 2014. Toledo will provide the franchise a great background and rabid fan base, now can this new-look roster deliver?