Conference USA Power Rankings Week 2: Tops on Top


Conference USA play is in its second week, and we have some teams surprising – be it a winning or losing surprise – some teams doing what we thought they’d be doing, and other teams who, frankly, have little to no chance.

team. 2367. In last week’s power rankings, we said that we would learn what UAB was made of after their trip to the aforementioned Techsters. Well, they proved exacty who they are – a team that’s in the contenders conversation. They took LA Tech to the absolute brink, leading by three at halftime but eventually falling by three when it was all said and done, but left a statement not only on the floor in Ruston, but around the conference as well.. (8-10, 4-1). Previous: 5th. UAB Blazers. 3

2370. The MTBR’s are kind of in Conference USA no-mans land. They’re the only team in the conference with a winning record, but multiple loses. They played LA Tech close, just running out of gas at the end. But, on the flip side, they beat Southern Miss by a single point. What? This team just hasn’t shown what they are or what they can be, really. Like I said. No mans land.. (10-8, 3-2). Previous: 7th. MTSU Blue Raiders. 6. team

Previous: 8th. UTSA Roadrunners. 8. team. 2408. UTSA continues to be a pleasant surprise, but I think the end of the UTEP game Saturday showed a bit of their true colors, being outscored 43-29 in the final 20 minutes. There still is a lot to learn about the Runners, but I’m pulling for them to be the surprise team of the year. Right behind UAB.. (8-8, 2-3)

Rice Owls. 10. team. 2399. While Charlotte might not be the team we thought they were, Rice beating them on the road is a good win for the Texas Owls. There’s not a whole lot going right for Rice, however, and they’ve got a tough two-game stretch ahead with Louisiana Tech and a non-conference tilt with Houston.. (5-11, 2-3). Previous: 11th

12. team. 2399. FAU has a conference win! It came against Marshall, but they have a conference win!. (8-8, 1-4). Previous: 12th. FAU Owls

13. team. 2385. Southern Miss is still searching for their first Conference USA win of the year, and with a road trip coming up through Texas, we might be talking about it next week.. (5-11, 0-5). Previous: 13th. Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Now, its your turn! How would you rank the conference after its second week of conference play? Let us know in a comment below or on twitter @WaveTheRedTowel.