The Zodiac tried to do what its week 1 opponent did in 2012, which was win the BSL Cup in its first season. But, the dream fell short by one victory. Still, Orange County impressed the league in its debut season going 12-7-3 and then defeating the Spartans in the playoff semi-finals.
Rose City didn't have the same success in its softmore season finishing 10th in the BSL standings and 10th in the MCQ. However, the Flyers arguably had its best draft since entering the league. In the two previous meetings against the Zodiac, these clubs tied each other.