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Final Conference USA Basketball Power Rankings

Here is how the league stacked up to end the 2015 regular season via our voters.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

1. (111) 7 first place votes

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

24-7, 15-3

Up Next: Thursday, vs. North Texas or Rice

Pre-Season Ranking: #1
RPI: 53 SOS: 182
2. (102) 1 first place vote Old Dominion Monarchs 24-6, 13-5

Up Next: Thursday, vs. MTSU or Charlotte

Pre-season Ranking: #4
RPI: 36 SOS: 138
3. (97) UTEP Miners 21-9, 13-5

Up Next: Thursday, vs. FIU or UTSA

Pre-season Ranking: #2
RPI: 74 SOS: 133
4. (86) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 19-11, 12-6

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Marshall

Pre-season Ranking: #3
RPI: 103 SOS: 139
5. (84) UAB Blazers 16-15, 12-6

Up Next: Thursday, vs. WKU or Marshall

Pre-season Ranking: #8
RPI: 176 SOS: 123
6. (72) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 16-15, 9-9

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Charlotte

Pre-season Ranking: T6
RPI: 181 SOS: 167
7. (56) UTSA Roadrunners 14-15, 8-10

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. FIU

Pre-season Ranking: #13
RPI: 225 SOS: 225
8. (51) FIU Golden Panthers 15-16, 8-10

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. UTSA

Pre-season Ranking: #12
RPI: 222 SOS: 269
9. (46) Charlotte 49ers 14-17, 7-11

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Middle Tennessee

Pre-season Ranking: #5
RPI: 197 SOS: 157
10. (44) North Texas Mean Green 14-16, 8-10

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Rice

Pre-season Ranking: #9
RPI: 217 SOS: 145
11. (41) Rice Owls 11-19, 8-10

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. North Texas

Pre-season Ranking: #14
RPI: 256 SOS: 159
12. (23) Marshall Thundering Herd 11-20, 7-11

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. WKU

Pre-season Ranking: #10
RPI: 290 SOS: 176
13. (14) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 9-20, 4-14

***Eliminated from postseason

Pre-season Ranking: T6
RPI: 284 SOS: 141
14. (13) FAU Owls 9-20 2-16

***Eliminated from postseason

Pre-season Ranking: #11
RPI: 306 SOS: 207

Conference RPI: 17

Conference SOS: 16

OOC Record: 72-79

RPI and SOS as of March 2nd via RPIForecast.com

Eight Voters this week comprised of MinerRush, Miner Illustrated, C-USA Bloggers, and Beat Writers.

Rush Awards

MVP: Kenneth Smith, LA Tech

Co-Defensive MVP(s): Julian Washburn, UTEP, Michale Kyser, LA Tech

Freshman of the Year: Torin Dorn, Charlotte

Newcomer of the Year: Trey Freeman, ODU

Sixth Man of The Year: Earvin Morris, UTEP

Coach of The Year: Jerod Haase, UAB

Most Improved Player: Cedrick Lang, UTEP

Comeback Player of the Year: Jeromie Hill, UTSA

MinerRush All-Conference Teams

First Team All Conference

Player Pos School
Kenneth Smith G LA Tech
Trey Freeman G Old Dominion
Raheem Appleby G LA Tech
Vince Hunter F UTEP
Jeromie Hill F UTSA

Second Team All-Conference

Player Pos School
Dennis Mavin G FIU
Alex Hamilton G LA Tech
T.J. Price G WKU
Cedrick Lang F UTEP
Michale Kyser F LA Tech

All Freshman Team

Player Pos School
Torin Dorn G Charlotte
Giddy Potts G Middle Tennessee
Nick Norton G UAB
Jeremy Combs F North Texas
William Lee F UAB

All Defensive Team

Player Pos School
Kenneth Smith G LA Tech
Pierria Henry G Charlotte
Julian Washburn G/F UTEP
Adrian Diaz F FIU
Michale Kyser C LA Tech

All Newcomer Team

Player Pos School
Trey Freeman G Old Dominion
Earvin Morris G UTEP
Erik McCree F LA Tech
Ryan Bowie G UTSA
Jonathan Arledge C Old Dominion

Honorable Mention

Seth Gearhart, Rice

Keyshawn Woods, Charlotte

Jordan Williams, North Texas

Chip Armelin, Southern Miss.

Keon Lewis, UTSA

Marquan Botley, FAU

Ryan Taylor, Marshall

Austin Loop, Marshall

Robert Brown, UAB

George Fant, WKU