Austin Begins 2016 on Top of First Poll

This has been a week of unsurprising revelations.

Jon Snow came back to life, Ted Cruz proved to be the most awkward man in America, and the Austin Crows were voted as the #1 team in the country in the first USAFL Top 20 Poll.

Our panelists had little hesitation about this decision, as the Crows swept all nine first place votes to attain a perfect score of 180 points.  The same occurred in the first poll last year, when the New York Magpies accrued the same score months after lifting their second John Harrell Cup in their own right.

USAFL Top 20 Poll Returns for 2016

After a successful inaugural season, the USAFL Top 20 poll returns in 2016, beginning with the first set of rankings to be released on May 4th.

The poll is used by the league as a system to rank the teams by performance, as all 34 clubs play different schedules and opponents.  Different factors such as opponent strength, travel, and other factors are taken into account by the panelists.

ANZAC Day Commemorations 2016

101 years ago, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, better known as the ANZACs, fought against enemy forces in the Battle of Gallipoli.  The bravery and sacrifice of the men who fought that battle in 1915, and every man and woman who has served afterwards, are remembered and commemorated every April 25th.

2016 Season Preview - Women's West

We all know that the sun sets in the West, the last rays of each day reflecting off the carmine hued boulders of the Rocky Mountains, through the orange and cool colors of the desert and into the navy blue expanse of the Pacific.

From a women's footy standpoint, however, the day has been long and everlasting.  The brightest point being the Denver Bulldogs, who have come out on top in each of the last six Nationals.  But the pack that is chasing the top dogs is led from out West, with two clubs in the northern part of the great Californian republic nipping at their heels.

2016 Season Preview - Women's East/Central

The story that is the future of Australian Rules football is being written by a new set of authors.

What was once a flickering flame in the hearts of a small band of women is now a roaring fire that is continuing to warm the souls of footy aficionados everywhere.   What’s equally exciting about this year isn’t just what’s already happened, but what is to come.

Upcoming Events

May 07 11:00am Columbus Jillaroos v Toronto Central Blues Columbus, Ohio
May 07 11:00am Texas Cup Round 1 - Dallas v Austin Dallas, Texas
May 07 12:00pm Texas Cup Round 1 - Houston v Austin Dallas, Texas
May 07 01:00pm Texas Cup Round 1 - Dallas v Houston Dallas, Texas
May 14 10:00am 80/35 Tournament Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa
May 14 10:00am Seattle Grizzly BCAFL @ Burnaby Eagles Vancouver, British Columbia
May 15 10:00am SCAFL 3 - San Diego Lions / Riverside Saints Irvine, California