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Conference USA Football Power Rankings Week Nine

Things get a little more clearer this week, as the bowl picture starts to shape form.

RushRank (Points) Team

Record

(C-USA Record)

Last Week Result Week Nine Matchup Last Week's Ranking
1. (195) 14 first place votes Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 6-2 (4-0)

Loss---48-20 @ #5 LSU

Saturday, 10:00 AM MT, @ Old Dominion (Fox Sports Networks) #1
2. (175) 1 first place vote Marshall Thundering Herd 7-1 (4-0)

Win---30-13 vs. North Texas

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT @ Charlotte (Fox Sports Network) #2
3. (170) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 5-3, (3-1)

Win---45-16 vs. MTSU

Friday, 6:00 PM MT, @ Rice (Fox Sports1) #3
4. (149) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 5-3, (3-1)

Win---44-10 @ Charlotte

Saturday, 12:30 PM MT. vs. UTEP (Fox College Sports) #4
5. (130) Rice Owls 4-3, (2-1)

Win---38-31 vs. Army

Friday, 6:00 PM MT,  vs. LA Tech (Fox Sports1) #5
6. (115) FIU Golden Panthers 4-4, (2-2)

Win--41-12 vs. ODU

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

#7
7. (112) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 3-5, (2-2)

Loss---45-16 @ LA Tech

BYE #6
8. (75)
Old Dominion Monarchs
3-4, (1-2)

Loss---45-16, @ LA Tech

Saturday, 10:00 AM MT, vs. WKU (Fox Sports Networks) #8
9. (73)

UTSA Roadrunners

1-6, (1-2)

BYE

Saturday, 5:00 PM MT, @ North Texas (American Sports Networks) #9
10. (72) UTEP Miners 3-4, (1-2)

Win---27-17 vs. FAU

Saturday, 12:30 PM MT, @ So Miss, (American Sports Netowork) #11
11. (53) FAU Owls 1-6, (1-3)

Loss---27-17 @ UTEP

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, vs. FIU (American Sports Networks) #10
12. (31) Charlotte 49ers 2-5, (042)

Loss---44-10 vs. So Miss.

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT vs. Marshall (Fox Sports Network) #12
13. (16) North Texas 0-7, (0-4)

Loss---30-13 @ Marshall

Saturday, 5:00 PM MT, vs. UTSA (American Sports Networks) #13
***Voting comprised of  15 C-USA beat writers, and bloggers.

Miner Rush C-USA Players of the Week

Offense: Jonnu Smith, FIU, 10 catches, 183 yards, 2 TDs

Defense: Nik Needham, UTEP, INT

Special Teams: Nick Smith, Kicker, Marshall FGs of 34, 32, 38, 11 makes in a row

SB Nation's Underdog Poll Ballot from MinerRush

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