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Conference USA Final Basketball Power Rankings

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Next week is full of postseason action today we honor the regular season, the with final Power Rankings and Rush Awards.

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

16. Rice Owls (7-22, 2-14)

Up Next: vs North Texas, Tuesday 3:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #14
RPI: 297 SOS: 142
15. UTSA Roadrunners (8-21, 4-12)

Up Next: vs ECU, Tuesday, 8:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #16
RPI: 303 SOS: 162
14. Marshall Thundering Herd (10-21, 4-12)

Up Next: vs FAU, Tuesday, 6:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #9
RPI: 270 SOS: 154
13. Florida Atlantic Owls (10-21, 5-11)

Up Next: vs Marshall, Tuesday, 6:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #12
RPI: 262 SOS: 143
12. East Carolina Pirates (16-15, 5-11)

Up Next: vs UTSA, Tuesday, 8:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #8
RPI: 214 SOS: 183
11. North Texas Mean Green (15-15, 6-10)

Up Next: vs Rice, Tuesday, 3:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #11
RPI: 174 SOS: 132
10. Fla. International Golden Panthers (15-16, 7-9)

Pre-Season Ranking: #10
RPI: 207 SOS: 189
9. Charlotte 49ers (16-13, 7-9)

Up Next: vs UAB, Wednesday 8:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #5
RPI: 159 SOS: 165
8. Tulane Green Wave (16-15, 8-8)

Up Next: Rice or North Texas, Wed, 12:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #13
RPI: 216 SOS: 201
7. Old Dominion Monarchs (15-16, 9-7)

Up Next: vs FAU or Marshall, Wed 2:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #15
RPI: 136 SOS: 151
6. UAB Blazers (18-12, 7-9)

Up Next: vs Charlotte,Wed, 8:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #6
RPI: 145 SOS: 150
5. UTEP Miners (22-9, 12-4)

Up Next: vs ECU or UTSA , Wed, 6:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #2
RPI: 97 SOS: 147
4. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-8, 13-3)

Up Next: vs FAU, Marshall, Or Old Dominion, Thursday, 2:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #4
RPI: 65 SOS: 119
3. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (25-6, 13-3)

Up Next: UAB or Charlotte,

Thursday, 8:30 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #3
RPI: 69 SOS: 221
2. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (18-12, 13-3)

Up Next: vs Tulsa, Rice Or North Texas,

Thursday, 12:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #7
RPI: 88 SOS: 106
1. Southern Miss. Golden Eagles (26-5, 13-3)


Up Next: UTEP, ECU, Or UTSA,

Thursday, 6:00 PM MT

Pre-Season Ranking: #1
RPI: 36

SOS: 153

Rush Awards

MVP: Shawn Jones, Middle Tennesee

Defensive MVP: Neil Watson, Southern Miss.

Freshman of the Year: Vince Hunter, UTEP

Newcomer of the Year: Chad Frazier, UAB

Sixth Man of The Year: Kenyon McNeail, LA Tech

Coach of The Year: Tim Floyd, UTEP

Most Improved Player: Louis Dabney, Tulane

MinerRush All-Conference Teams

First Team All Conference

Player Pos School
Kenneth Smith G LA Tech
Akeem Richmond G East Carolina
Chad Frazier G UAB
Shawn Jones F Middle Tennessee
Tymell Murphy F FIU

Second Team All-Conference

Player Pos School
Neil Watson G So Miss.
James Woodard G Tulsa
Pablo Bertone G FAU
Michael Craig F So. Miss
John Bohannon F UTEP

All Freshman Team

Player Pos School
Kareem Canty G Marshall
Jonathan Stark G Tulane
Ryan Taylor F Marshall
Vince Hunter F UTEP
Sean Obi F Rice

All Defensive Team

Player Pos School
Neil Watson G So Miss
Pierria Henry G Charlotte
Julian Washburn G/F UTEP
Shawn Jones F Middle Tennessee
Michale Kyser C LA Tech

Hornoable Mention

Neiko Hunter, Middle Tennessee

Kerry Hammonds II, Middle Tennessee

Alex Hamilton, LA Tech

Willie Clayton, Charlotte

Aaron Bacote, Old Dominion

C.J Washington, UAB

Justin Raffington, FAU

Rakeem Buckles, FIU

Rashad Smith, Tulsa

All of Tulsa's guards

Southern Miss's bench

Alan Major's hairline