#1 Arizona Rattlers (1-0) N/C
Joshua Gordon's three-sack performance was definitely a statement on behalf of this Rattler defense. Offensively, the team looks good too and deserve the top spot in the power rankings.
#2 Quad Cities Steamwheelers (1-0) N/C
The Steamwheelers victory was unlike any other win in the opening week: it was offensively the most diverse. Five different players scored for QC with the ball spread around equally between the skill positions. If they can play a full 60 minutes this way, there may not be a defense able to stop them.
#3 Nebraska Danger (1-0) N/C
Nebraska opened up the Pig Brown/Tommy Armstrong era with a disciplined victory. Despite having the ball for only a third of the game, the Danger found the end zone on all but one possession and won comfortably.
#4 Sioux Falls Storm (1-0) N/C
Miles Bergner was on no one's radar to be the hero of week 1, but he stepped up with a game winning field goal as time expired. Seven of 9 Storm completions were made by Brandon Sheperd.
#5 Iowa Barnstormers (0-0) N/C
The defending champs enter the power rankings this low not because they are a middle-of-the-pack team, but because they haven't had a chance to prove it on the turf yet. Turnover was high though and they start this campaign with a tough QC squad.
#6 Cedar Rapids River Kings (0-1) N/C
Tough way to lose when ushering in a new era as the River Kings. Kurt Palandech looked good in his debut though and there are a number of bright spots moving forward with this team.
#7 Tuscon Sugar Skulls (0-0) N/C
Enjoying the opening week with a bye, the Sugar Skulls get an extra week to put it all together. Adding Jake Medlock into things at quarterback will make things more difficult in the short term, but could open doors later in the season.
#8 Green Bay Blizzard (0-1) N/C
The Blizzard never seemed to get into a rhythm offensively. Green Bay has talent in the skill positions, but will have to find a way to get the ball to them; 36 of 41 offensive plays were passes or QB runs in week 1.
#9 San Diego Strike Force (0-1) N/C
San Diego looks to live up to their air raid monikers. The team led the league in passing offense, but had only two yards on the ground. Key interceptions were costly for SD.
#10 Bismarck Bucks (0-1) N/C
Someone has to be at the bottom, but Mike Tatum looks to be a legitimate receiving threat in this league. The key will be keeping Gibbs comfortable long enough to find his options.