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Conference USA Football Power Rankings Week Eight

WKU is the class of the league, but who will come out of the West in the next couple of weeks?

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RushRank (Points) Team

Record

(C-USA Record)

Last Week Result Week Eight Matchup Last Week's Ranking
1. (182) 14 first place votes Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 6-1 (4-0)

Win---55-28 @ North Texas

Saturday, 5:00 PM MT, @ #5 LSU (ESPNU) #1
2. (164) Marshall Thundering Herd 6-1 (3-0)

Win---33-17 @ FAU

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT vs. North Texas (American Sports Network) #3
3. (157) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 4-3, (2-1)

Loss---45-20 @ Mississippi State

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, vs. Middle Tennessee (American Sports Network) #2
4. (130) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 4-3, (2-1)

Win---32-10 vs. UTSA

Saturday, 10 AM MT, @ Charlotte (American Sports Network) #6
5. (123) Rice Owls 3-3, (2-1)

BYE

Saturday, 10 AM MT,  vs. Army  (Fox Sports Networks) #4
6. (120) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 3-3, (2-1)

Win--42-34 vs. FIU

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, @ LA Tech (American Sports Network)

#5
7. (100) FIU Golden Panthers 3-4, (1-2)

Loss---42-34, @ MTSU

Saturday, 4:00 PM MT vs. Old Dominion #7
8. (77)
Old Dominion Monarchs
3-3, (1-1)

Win---37-34, vs. Charlotte

Saturday, 5 PM MT, @ FIU #9
9. (63)

UTSA Roadrunners

1-6, (1-2)

Loss---32-10 @ USM

BYE #8
10. (59) FAU Owls 1-5, (1-2)

Loss---33-17 vs. Marshall

Saturday, 5 PM MT, @ UTEP (American Sports Netowork) #10
11. (46) UTEP Miners 2-4, (0-2)

BYE

Saturday, 5 PM MT, vs. FAU (American Sports Networks) #11
12. (37) Charlotte 49ers 2-4, (0-2)

Loss---37-34 vs. ODU

Saturday, 10 AM MT vs. Charlotte (American Sports Network) #12
13. (16) North Texas 0-6, (0-3)

Loss---55-29  vs. WKU

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, @ Marshall (Fox Sports Networks) #13
***Voting comprised of  14 C-USA beat writers, and bloggers.

Miner Rush C-USA Players of the Week

Offense: Desmond Anderson, MTSU, 144 rushing yards, 3 TDs

Defense: Southern Miss' entire defense

Special Teams: Stephen Brauchle, Kicker, Southern Miss.

SB Nation's Underdog Poll Ballot from MinerRush

Rank Team
#1 Toledo
#2 Memphis
#3 Houston
#4 Western Kentucky
#5 Boise State
#6 Temple
#7 Navy
#8 BYU
#9 Marshall
#10 Utah State