We’ve officially reached the halfway point in the USFL 2023 season. Usually, we’d have some clarity by now on the playoff picture – and which teams have higher odds of making it in.
However, this is not the case. The past two weeks of action, in particular, have surprised us all. Both divisions are being turned upside down. Upsets, and unexpected victors, have completely changed the landscape across the league.
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Let’s take a look at each USFL division, and where every team currently sits in the seeding.
USFL North Division
At first glance, this is insane. Every single team in the division is 2-3, which means that the path to the playoffs is similar for each group.
– New Jersey holds the #1 seed because they have the best division record, including a win over Pittsburgh.
– Pittsburgh is #2, because they beat Michigan & Philadelphia, leading to a stronger division record.
– Michigan sits at #3, with a win over Philadelphia (which is their only victory against division opponents).
– Philadelphia is in last because they lost to Michigan, and have a losing division record. However, they did just beat New Jersey; so if NJ and Philly have the same record next week, Philadelphia could hold the advantage, which is a wild potential scenario.
We’ve never seen anything quite like this in spring football. The parity is absurd. Just when it seemed like Michigan and New Jersey would run away with the division, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia gained ground.
Who needs a kicker? Luis Aguilar of the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars went 8/8 on FGs on Sunday and accounted for all 24 points in a win over the NJ…