Things are getting interesting in Division I. Last week, the Pittsburgh Passion (2-0) edged the Boston Renegades (2-1) in an explosive matchup that tallied 85 total points, while the D.C. Divas (1-1) flexed their offensive muscles posting 52 points against the Philadelphia Phantomz (D2), setting up (of course) an epic showdown between Pittsburgh and D.C. this week.

In a low-scoring affair, the Atlanta Phoenix (2-1) took a 7-0 victory from the Dallas Elite (1-1). Although the Elite rolled to a 47-0 victory against Austin in their first game, this loss to Atlanta perhaps exposes just what a toll the organizational fracture in Dallas has taken on the defending champs. This week the face their regional foes the Arlington Impact (2-0) and the game looks like it could be more competitive than in past years. Meanwhile, an improved looking Kansas City Titans (2-1) looms. The Midwest region title looks up for grabs.

Out west, we FINALLY get to take a look at the Los Angeles Warriors (0-0) when they face the San Diego Rebellion (D2). San Diego has shown some spunk in wins over the Capital City Rage and the Inland Empire Ravens. And with their only D1 competitor the Portland Fighting Shockwave on slate next, this week’s game is a very important one for the Warriors. Portland (3-0) try to remain undefeated this week against the Everett Reign (D2).

Here are my picks for this week:

D.C. Divas (D3) @ Pittsburgh Passion (D1)
Baltimore Nighthawks (D2) @ New York Sharks (D2)
NY Knockout (D3) @ Maine Mayhem (D3)
Connecticut Hawks (D3) @ New England Nightmare (D3)
Richmond Black Widows (D3) @ Keystone Assault (D3)
Cleveland Fusion (D2) @ Boston Renegades (D1)
Columbus Vanguards (D3) @ Wisconsin Dragons (D2)
Grand Rapids Tidal Waves (D3) @ Flint City Riveters (D3)
Atlanta Phoenix (D1) @ Carolina Phoenix (D3)
South Carolina Smash (D3) @ Derby City Dynamite (D3)
Cincinnati Sizzle (D3) @ Knoxville Lightning (D3)
Mississippi Royalty (D3) @ Alabama Fire (D3)
Jacksonville Dixie Blues (D2) @ Miami Fury (D2)
Orlando Anarchy (D3) @ Tampa Bay Inferno (D2)
Minnesota Vixen (D2) @ Detroit Dark Angels (D2)
Madison Blaze (D3) @ Kansas City Titans (D1)
Arkansas Wildcats (D3) @ Huntsville Tigers (D3)
Austin Outlaws (D3) @ Houston Power (D3)
Arlington Impact (D1) @ Dallas Elite (D1)
Utah Blitz (D3) @ Tacoma Trauma (D2)
Mile High Blaze (D2) @ Colorado Freeze (D3)
La Muerte Las Cruces (D3) @ Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz (D3)
Sin City Trojans (D2) @ Inland Empire Ravens (D3)
Los Angeles Warriors (D1) @ San Diego Rebellion (D2)
Kern County Crusaders (D3) @ Ventura WolfPack (D3)
Portland Fighting Shockwave (D1) @ Everett Reign (D2)