By Backseat Coach

Many great matchups in the WFA this week! We have a slate of rivals going head-to-head and other intriguing matchups, including a historical first meeting between the Arkansas Wildcats and the Alabama Fire, my featured matchup:

Arkansas Wildcats (D3) @ Alabama Fire (D3)
In 2016, the Alabama Fire were the upstarts of the league, going 7-1 in their inaugural season, defeating the Atlanta Phoenix along the way. They were stopped in the playoffs by the eventual D2 National Conference champions of Tampa Bay. They certainly proved they could compete before announcing a one-season hiatus for 2017. Last season, the Arkansas Wildcats were the Cinderella story. Playing with a roster numbering in the low teens, the Wildcats rolled through the playoffs as underdogs and claimed the D3 title. This is the first-ever meeting between these two squads, and we are lucky that we get to see this matchup again next week in Wildcat country.

Here are my picks for this week:

Boston Renegades (D1) @ DC Divas (D1)
Philly Phantomz (D2) @ New York Sharks (D2)
Maine Mayhem (D3) @ Connecticut Hawks (D3)
Keystone Assault (D3) @ NY Knockout (D3)
Pittsburgh Passion (D1) @ Toledo Reign (D3)
Detroit Dark Angels (D2) @ Cleveland Fusion (D2)
Grand Rapids Tidal Waves (D3) @ Wisconsin Dragons (D2)
Atlanta Phoenix (D1) @ Miami Fury (D2)
Derby City Dynamite (D3) @ Flint City Riveters (D3)
South Carolina Smash (D3) @ Savannah Hurricanez (D3)
Carolina Phoenix (D3) @ Music City Mizfits (D3)
Huntsville Tigers (D3) @ Mississippi Royalty (D3)
Knoxville Lightning (D3) @ Columbus Comets (D2)
Orlando Anarchy (D3) @ Jacksonville Dixie Blues (D2)
Daytona Waverunners (D3) @ Tampa Bay Inferno (D2)
Kansas City Titans (D1) @ Dallas Elite (D1)
Acadiana Zydeco (D3) @ Houston Power (D3)
Arkansas Wildcats (D3) @ Alabama Fire (D3)
Austin Outlaws (D3) @ Arlington Impact (D1)
Portland Fighting Shockwave (D1) @ Everett Reign (D2)
Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz (D3) @ Mile High Blaze (D2)
San Diego Rebellion (D2) @ Los Angeles Warriors (D1)
Inland Empire Ravens (D3) @ Sin City Trojans (D3)