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Conference USA Basketball Power Rankings

A quiet week with minimal action leads into the opening of conference play this coming weekend.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

1. (98) 7 first place votes Old Dominion Monarchs 10-1

Up Next: Today, vs. Mount St.Mary's

Sunday, @ Charlotte

Last Week's Ranking #1
RPI: 12 SOS: 36
2.  (92) UTEP Miners 8-4

Up Next: Friday, @ North Texas

Sunday, @ Rice

Last Week's Ranking: #2
RPI: 72 SOS: 54
3. (83) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 8-4

Up Next: vs.Southern Arkansas, Today

Saturday, @ Southern Miss.

Last Week's Ranking: #3
RPI: 207 SOS: 342
4. (77) Charlotte 49ers 6-5

Up Next: Tuesday, @ Georgia Tech

Sunday, vs. Old Dominion

Last Week's Ranking: #4
RPI: 52 SOS: 15
5. (69) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 6-5

Up Next: vs. Alice Lloyd College, Today

Sunday, vs. Marshall

Last Week's Ranking: #5
RPI: 111 SOS: 44
6. (64) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 7-5

Up Next: Today, @ Auburn

Sunday, vs. UAB

Last Week's Ranking: #7
RPI: 195 SOS: 253
7. (51) North Texas Mean Green 6-5

Up Next: Today, @ Texas Tech

Friday, vs. UTEP

Last Week's Ranking: #6
RPI: 258 SOS: 223
8. (50) Florida Atlantic Owls 6-4

Up Next: Today, @ Jacksonville

Sunday, vs. FIU

Last Week's Ranking: #8
RPI: 156 SOS: 206
9. (47) Florida International Golden Panthers 6-6

Up Next: Today, @ Florida A&M

Sunday, @ FAU

Last Week's Ranking: #9
RPI: 177 SOS: 204
10. (31) UAB Blazers 4-9

Up Next: Sunday, @ Middle Tennessee

Last Week's Ranking: #10
RPI: 306 SOS: 196
11. (24) Marshall Thundering Herd 4-8

Up Next: Tuesday, @ Akron

Sunday, @ Western Kentucky

Last Week's Ranking: #11
RPI: 315 SOS: 197
12. (22) UTSA Roadrunners 4-5

Up Next: Tuesday, vs.Cameron

Friday, vs. Rice

Sunday, @ North Texas

Last Week's Ranking: #13
RPI: 250 SOS: 231
13. (21) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 5-5

Up Next: @ LSU, Today

Saturday, vs. LA Tech

Last Week's Ranking: #12
RPI: 311 SOS: 319
14. (8) Rice Owls 3-7

Up Next: Today, @ #9 Texas

Friday, vs. UTSA

Sunday, vs. UTEP

Last Week's Ranking: #14
RPI: 351 SOS: 347

Conference RPI: 19

Conference SOS: 18

OOC Record: 67-72

RPI and SOS as of December 29th via RPIForecast.com

Eight Voters comprised of MinerRush, Miner Illustrated, Pick Axe Social, C-USA Bloggers and Websites.