Recent AvX

I've noticed in the most recent issues of this "thrilling" event that the X-men that with wolverine aren't doing bad against the Avengers. When we first saw match up's some of the X-men won but most got beat, round two more of the same alot of high power mutants getting beaten. Now we are here and even before the intervention of the Crazy 5 i mean Phoenix 5 they are doing much better. So I guess the question I'm asking did the x-men that go with wolverine are they better fighters than the ones who stayed on utopia? or have they finally gotten serious about winning?