BIGPLAY AAF Power Rankings: Week 4

BIGPLAY.com’s Power Rankings following AAF Week 4 action

The number in parenthesis corresponds to the respective team’s change in the ranking from last week.

1) Orlando Apollos (-)

The Orlando Apollos keep on winning. This time, it came in the snow, which was certainly out of their element. But thanks to a hard-nosed run game and some A-typical great play by Garrett Gilbert, the Apollos remain as the only undefeated team in the AAF.

2. Birmingham Iron (-)

It was another low-scoring game for the Iron, but this one, unfortunately, ended in a loss for them. Luis Perez has yet to throw a passing touchdown this season, which is seriously hampering his team’s ability to score points. But that defense is so darn good that they remain at no. 2 this week in the power rankings.

3. Arizona Hotshots (-)

Yes, the Hotshots lost to one of the worst teams in the league. But they lost a low-scoring game against a revamped Legends squad with Aaron Murray at quarterback. Atlanta dominated possession and gave Arizona very few opportunities to showcase their explosive offense. That has to mean something, right?

4. San Antonio Commanders (+1)

Kenneth Farrow carved up Birmingham’s defense, rushing for 142 yards, which is the most the AAF has seen in a single game. This was a huge win for San Antonio, who proved they could win a close game against a very tough opponent. Like mentioned in past weeks, when Logan Woodside doesn’t turn the ball over the Commanders will always stand a chance, no matter their opponent.

5. San Diego Fleet (-1)

The Fleet not only lost to one of the worst teams in the Alliance, but they also lost starting quarterback Philip Nelson for at least a month after sustaining a fractured clavicle in Week 4. San Diego did have the first ever punt return touchdown in AAF history, but there isn’t much else to hang their hats on from the loss to the Express.

6. Salt Lake Stallions (-)

Playing against the best team in the AAF didn’t help the Stallions this week. But the game was much closer than the box score shows. Josh Woodrum and the offense look like they will break out soon enough. With games against the Fleet and Memphis coming up, the Stallions have a good chance to climb back to .500 and move up in into the top 5 of the power rankings with a win in each of those games.

7. Memphis Express (-)

Hooray! The Express got their first win of the season in Week 4. An injury to the Fleet’s starting QB may have played a part in that, but it was nevertheless an exciting time for Memphis’ squad. If they can start stringing together wins, they may move up the power rankings pretty quickly.

8. Atlanta Legends (-)

Atlanta’s win on Sunday means there are no winless teams in the AAF anymore. Aaron Murray got the start against the Hotshots and it’s a shame it took this long for that to happen. If their offense can continue to click, the Legends may turn into the team we thought they would be before the season started. Next week will be a good opportunity for them to finally move up the power rankings as they will take on the Express, who have been hovering above them all season.

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