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Conference USA Power Rankings Week 9

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The pretenders and preseason darlings are thinning out, while the contenders and tweeners have lots to prove, here is how our staff ranks the C-USA.

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RushRank (Points) Team Record Last Week This Week Last Week's Ranking
1. (52) 4 first place votes # 23 Marshall Thundering Herd 8-0, (4-0) Won, 35-16 vs. FAU Bye #1
2. (46) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 5-3, (4-0) Won, 31-20 @ Southern Miss. vs. Western Kentucky, Saturday #2
3. (45) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 5-3, (4-1) Bye vs. BYU, Saturday #3
4. (39) Rice Owls 4-3, (2-1) Won,41-21 vs. North Texas @ FIU, Saturday #4
5. (37) UTEP Miners 4-3 (2-1) Won, 34-0 @ UTSA vs. Southern Miss., Saturday #7
6. (30) Florida Atlantic Owls 3-5, (2-2) Loss, 35-16, @ Marshall vs. UAB, Saturday #5
7. (28) UAB Blazers 4-4, (2-2) Loss, 45-17 @ Arkansas @ FAU, Saturday #6
8.  (25) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3-4, (1-3) Won, 66-51 vs. Old Dominion @ LA Tech, Saturday #9
9. (20) Florida International Golden Panthers 3-5, (2-2) Bye vs. Rice, Saturday #8
10. (16) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 3-5, (1-3) Loss, 31-20 vs. LA Tech @ UTEP, Saturday #11
11. (13) Old Dominion Monarchs 3-5, (1-4) Loss, 66-51 @ Western Kentucky @ Vanderbilt, Saturday #12
12. (8) UTSA Roadrunners 2-6, (1-3) Loss, 34-0 vs. UTEP Bye #10
13. (4) North Texas Mean Green 2-6, (0-4) Loss, 41-21 @ Rice Bye #13
***Voting comprised of all MinerRush Writers/Contributors, MinerRush Power Rankings are submitted as a ballot for the Underdog Dynasty C-USA Power Rankings.

MinerRush C-USA Players of The Week:
Offense: Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky, 23/26 371 yards, 5 TD's

Defense: UTEP's defense, 70 total yards allowed, 2 forced turnovers

Special Teams: Jay Mattox, UTEP, two FGs made, three punts inside in the 10, punt long of 58 yards

Week 9 games to keep an eye on:

Rice @ FIU, Saturday

Western Kentucky @ LA Tech, Saturday

BYU @ Middle Tennessee State, Saturday

SB Nation Underdog Poll Ballot

1. East Carolina
2. Marshall
3. Colorado State
4. Boise State
5. Central Florida
6. Georgia Southern
7. Northern Illinois
8. Memphis
9. Air Force
10. Utah State
11. Louisiana Tech
12. Nevada
13. Middle Tennessee
14. Houston
15. San Diego State