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Conference USA Football Power Rankings Week Five

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No major changes, but more tests coming this week as conference play gets going for some.

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

RushRank (Points) Team

Record

(C-USA Record)

Last Week Result Week Five Matchup Last Week's Ranking
1. (195) 15 first place votes Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3-1 (1-0)

Win---56-14 vs. Miami (OH)

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, @ Rice (Fox Sports Networks) #1
2. (176) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2-2, (1-1)

Win---27-17 vs. FIU

Saturday, 5 PM MT, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (American Sports Network) #2
3. (160) Marshall Thundering Herd 3-1

Win---36-29 (2OT) @ Kent State

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT,  vs. Old Dominion (American Sports Network) #3
4. (155) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 2-2, (1-0)

Loss---27-25 @ Illinois

Saturday, 5 PM MT, @ Vanderbilt (CBS Sports Network) #4
5. (133) Rice Owls 2-2, (1-0)

Loss---70-17 @ #5 Baylor

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, vs. WKU (Fox Sports Networks) #5
6. (113) Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 2-2

Loss---36-28 @ Nebraska

Saturday, 5 PM MT, vs. North Texas (Fox College Sports)

#7
7. (106) FIU Golden Panthers 2-2, (0-1)

Loss---27-17, @ LA Tech

Saturday, 1 PM MT @ UMass (ESPN3) #6
8. (84)
UTEP Miners
2-2

Win---27-17, vs. Incarnate Word

Saturday, 6 PM MT, vs. UTSA (KMYS-San Antonio) #9
9. (62)

Florida Atlantic Owls

1-3, (1-0)

Win---17-7 @ Charlotte

Bye #10
10. (60) UTSA Roadrunners 0-4

Loss---33-31 vs. Colorado State

Saturday, 6 PM MT, @ UTEP (KMYS-San Antonio) #11
11. (59) Old Dominion Monarchs 2-2

Loss---49-0 vs. Appalachian State

Saturday, 1:30 PM MT, @ Marshall (American Sports Network) #8
12. (30) Charlotte 49ers 2-2, (0-2)

Loss---17-7 vs. FAU

Friday, 5 PM MT, vs. Temple (CBS Sports Network) #13
13. (28) North Texas 0-3, (0-1)

Loss---62-16 @ Iowa

Saturday, 5 PM MT, @ So Miss. (Fox College Sports) #12
***Voting comprised of  15 C-USA beat writers, and bloggers.

MR C-USA Players of the Week

Offense: Kenneth Dixon, LA Tech, 169 rushing yards, 3 TDs

Defense: Cre'von LeBlanc, FIU, 2 INTs

Special Teams: Jay Mattox, UTEP, 50-yard FG, 2-2 on FG attempts

SB Nation's Underdog Poll Ballot from MinerRush

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