The USFL is no more, but the memories of that brief football league will live on. In particular, the memories of its impressive scoring numbers. Let’s take a look at what each team’s USFL score means today. ###
East Coast Conference
With the East Coast Conference championship game set for this weekend, let’s take a closer look at the conference standings and see how they will affect each team’s playoff chances.
The top four teams in the East Coast Conference (ECC) – Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern and Princeton – all have at least eight wins and no losses. The fifth place team, Yale, has seven wins but losses to both Boston University and Harvard. The sixth place team, Brown, has six wins but also losses to both Yale and Princeton. Thus, if these teams were to win their respective games this weekend, they would move into either first or second place in the ECC standings with nine or 10 wins respectively. However, if any of the top four teams lose this weekend (especially Boston University), then their chances of making it into the playoffs improve dramatically as their opponents would each have one less win than them. In other words, even if all four top teams lose this weekend and Brown gains one win, BU still has more wins so it would be ranked first in the standings with 11 wins.
Thus far this season, there have only been three weekends where all four teams in an ECC division had games: Saturday/Sunday September 16-17 & 23-24; Saturday/Sunday October 7-8 & 14-15; and Saturday/Sunday November 4-5. So while it is possible that all four teams could have games this weekend (and thus all eight
The Midwest Conference has been known for its strong football programs in recent years. This season, the conference has seven teams that have scored in the top 25 of both FBS and FCS polls. The conference is led by defending champion Wisconsin who is ranked 9th in the FBS poll and tenth in the FCS poll. Other teams in the top 25 of both polls include Iowa (8th in FBS and 13th in FCS), Nebraska (15th in FBS and seventh in FCS), Northwestern (16th in FBS and eighth in FCS), Illinois (19th in FBS and 20th in FCS), and Ohio State (21st in both polls).
The conference’s other teams are all relatively close to each other, with only two teams separated by more than ten points. Teams such as Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio State all have favorable matchups remaining on their schedules. However, Wisconsin faces a challenging schedule before it can claim its second consecutive conference championship.
The Southwestern Conference officially kicked off its 2016-2017 season on Friday night with a matchup between defending champion and top seed Texas A&M and fourth seed Baylor. The Aggies built a 33-point lead before the Bears limited the damage to win, 71-59.
The conference will play two more games on Saturday before wrapping up their regular season with three games on March 4th. Below is a recap of each team’s scores from last week:
West Virginia: W 73-57 vs. UTEP
Oklahoma State: O 75-50 vs. New Mexico State
Texas Tech: L 64-53 vs. North Texas
The Western Conference of the Usfl has been one of the more hotly contested divisions in recent seasons. With some of the top teams in the league, it has been difficult to know who will be crowned champions. Here is a look at where each team stands today and how their score means for them.
FC Dallas: 7 points (2-0-1)
The FC Dallas franchise made a huge splash in MLS by winning the inaugural season of the league. They continued to impress by making it all the way to the finals before falling to eventual champion Seattle Sounders 2-1. However, they faltered in their second season and finished in 8th place overall. FCD are still looking for their first championship but with two strong wins so far this season, they appear to be on track again.
Seattle Sounders 2: 9 points (3-0-0)
Since joining MLS, Seattle Sounders 2 have been one of the most dominant teams in the league. They have won three championships, including back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. This year they opened with a 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps and followed that up with a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas. They currently sit atop the table with 12 points and look well on their way to another championship reign.
Vancouver Whitecaps: 6 points (1-1-2)
After an impressive showing at the CONCACAF Champions League last year, Vancouver White
With just a few days left in the college football season, who knows where the Usfl standings will end up. One thing is for sure though- as we move closer to the playoffs, each team’s record and playoff probabilities are changing constantly. So if you’re looking to handicap your favorite teams’ chances of making it to glory this year, be sure to check out our Usfl Scores today!