The Orlando Apollos, founding members of the newly minted Alliance of American Football League, were ranked number two in the USA Today’s Power Rankings. The league opened play this week with eight teams. The Apollos are coached by legend Steve Spurrier and soundly won their opening game 40-6 at Spectrum Stadium, the home of the UCF Knights.
The USA Today Power Rankings listed them in the number two spot behind the Arizona Hotspots.
From the USA Today Article:
The “Head Ball Coach” already is a colorful presence for the nascent league. Steve Spurrier had his Apollos run a version of the “Philly Special” in a 40-6 rout of the Atlanta Legends, then took a shot at the Washington Redskins. Garrett Gilbert — the 2008 USA TODAY high school offensive player of the year — is the Apollos’ quarterback and is a little over a month removed from completing his first career NFL pass while playing for the Carolina Panthers.