The Conference USA released new divisions, and the 2014 schedule Monday, and here is how the 2014 season will look.
Florida International Marshall Middle Tennessee Old Dominion UAB Western Kentucky West Division
Southern Miss UTEP UTSA
Yeah that’s right its un-balanced with seven teams in the east and six in the west, very weird but we will have to live with it. Here is how the UTEP schedule will look next season. Times have not been announced.
Sat, Aug 30
UTEP at New Mexico
Sat, Sept 6
Texas Tech at UTEP
Sat, Sept 13
NMSU at UTEP
Sat, Sept 27
UTEP at Kansas State
Sat, Oct 4
UTEP at LA Tech
Sat, Oct 11
Old Dominion at UTEP
Sat, Oct 25
UTEP at UTSA
Sat, Nov 1
Southern Miss at UTEP
Sat, Nov 8
UTEP at Western Kentucky
Sat, Nov 15
North Texas at UTEP
FRIDAY, Nov 21
UTEP at Rice
Sat, Nov 29
Middle Tennessee at UTEP
C-USA Championship Game December 6th
Of course things could change, UTEP has officially announced this schedule as well.
Here is an explanation of how things were figured out that was given with the press release from the C-USA.
Each school in the West Division will play every team in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Three schools in the East Division will play every team in its division once for six games, while playing two cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Four schools in the East Division will play five opponents in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. East Division schools playing five division games were randomly selected by a computer scheduling application and two intra-division matchups in the East will not take place this season.
The 2014 schedule has 14 playing weeks, which provides for two open dates for each team. The schedule is a one-year model, meaning that as the conference lineup changes for the 2015 season with the addition of Charlotte, opponents may change and locations of games for that season are not yet determined.
The 2014 schedule complies with C-USA scheduling policies as approved by the Board of Directors in October, 2007. In addition, the schedule provides the following:
• All teams start and finish their Conference schedule with two games of one at home and one away;
• No team plays back-to-back conference road games in consecutive weeks;
• The majority of schools alternate between home and away conference games throughout the schedule; and
• Each of the schools primary and secondary special date requests were fulfilled.
A schedule of televised games will be released at a later date. Conference USA's national television partners are Fox Sports Media Group and CBS Sports Network for regular season games. The league's 10th annual Championship Game, pitting the champions of the East and West Divisions, is scheduled for Saturday, December 6 and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN 2.