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Now three weeks into the inaugural Alliance of American Football (AAF) season, there's enough data to name a favorite to win the league's first championship. 


Thanks to an impressive 3-0 start to the season, the Orlando Apollos (+200) are the initial favorites to win the AAF's inaugural title. The 2-1 Arizona Hotshots (+300) and 3-0 Birmingham Iron (+340) own the second and third best odds, respectively, according to FanDuel Sportsbook

The Apollos have proven to be the league's most complete team in the early going with the league's No. 1 offense and No. 3 scoring defense, through the first three games of the season. However, as great as head coach Steve Spurrier's team has been, there's still an obstacle that could trip them up – the also-undefeated Birmingham Iron.


The Iron, who are led by ​former NFL running back Trent Richardson, have the league's top scoring defense, which has held opponents to a ridiculous 7.0 points per game.

​​The first meeting between Orlando and Birmingham takes place in Week 5 and will likely be the biggest game of the young season. Whoever wins that matchup will likely become to odds-on favorite to become the AAF's first champion.


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