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Final Conference USA Basketball Power Rankings

Plus some for fun post season awards..

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1. (140) 10 first place votes

UAB Blazers

26-5, 16-2

Up Next: Thursday, vs. WKU or North Texas

Pre-Season Ranking: #1
RPI: 78 SOS: 264
2. (125) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 21-9, 13-5

Up Next: Thursday, vs. Charlotte or Rice

Pre-Season Ranking: #4
RPI: 96 SOS: 155
3. (110) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 23-8, 12-6

Up Next: Thursday, vs. ODU, FAU, or UTSA

Pre-Season Ranking: #5
RPI: 115 SOS: 281
4. (108) Old Dominion Monarchs 19-12, 12-6

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. FAU or UTSA

Pre-Season Ranking: #2
RPI: 154 SOS: 226
5. (107) Marshall Thundering Herd 16-15, 12-6

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Rice

Pre-Season Ranking: #9
RPI: 136 SOS: 109
6. (88) UTEP Miners 18-13, 10-8

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. FIU

Pre-Season Ranking: #3

RPI: 212

SOS: 278
7. (78) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

16-15, 8-10

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. North Texas

Pre-Season Ranking: #6
RPI: 177 SOS: 139
8. (75) Charlotte 49ers 13-18, 9-9

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Rice

Pre-Season Ranking: #8
RPI: 241 SOS: 222
9. (51) Florida International Golden Panthers 13-18, 7-11

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. UTEP

Pre-Season Ranking: #10
RPI: 265 SOS: 251
10. (50) Rice Owls 12-19, 7-11

Up Next: Wednesday, vs. Charlotte

Pre-Season Ranking: #7
RPI: 270 SOS: 192
11. (48) North Texas Mean Green 12-19, 7-11

Up Next: Wednesday, vs WKU

Pre-Season Ranking: #11
RPI: 294 SOS: 232
12. (28) Florida Atlantic Owls 7-24, 5-13

Up Next: Tuesday, vs. UTSA

Pre-Season Ranking: #12
RPI: 304 SOS: 180
13. (21) Southern Miss Golden Eagles 8-21, 5-13

Pre-Season Ranking: #14
RPI: 313 SOS: 261
14. (12) UTSA Roadrunners 5-26, 3-15

Up Next: Tuesday, vs. FAU

Pre-Season Ranking: #13
RPI: 345 SOS: 274

Conference RPI: 22

Conference SOS: 19

OOC Record: 66-93

RPI and SOS as of December March 8th via RPIForecast.com

10 Voters this week comprised of C-USA Bloggers, and Beat Writers

Rush Awards

MVP: Alex Hamilton, LA Tech

Defensive MVP: William Lee, UAB

Freshman of the Year: Marcus Evans, Rice

Newcomer of the Year: Ryan Kelly, Marshall

Sixth Man of The Year: Dirk Williams, UAB

Coach of The Year: Jerod Haase, UAB

Most Improved Player: Justin Johnson, WKU

MinerRush All-Conference Teams

First Team All Conference

Player Pos School
Marcus Evans G Rice
Trey Freeman G Old Dominion
Alex Hamilton G LA Tech
Ryan Kelly F Marshall
Adrian Diaz F FIU

Second Team All-Conference

Player Pos School
Robert Brown G UAB
Ryan Bowie G UTSA
Erik McCree G/F LA tech
William Lee F UAB
Jeremy Combs F North Texas

All Freshman Team

Player Pos School
Marcus Evans G Rice
Jon Davis G Charlotte
Andrien White G Charlotte
Terry Winn F UTEP
Zoran Talley F Old Dominion

All Defensive Team

Player Pos School
Nick Norton G UAB
Alex Hamilton G LA Tech
Trey Freeman G Old Dominion
William Lee F UAB
Adrian Diaz C FIU

All Newcomer Team

Player Pos School
Lee Moore G UTEP
Stevie Browning G Marshall
Joseph Uchebo F Charlotte
Ryan Kelly F Marshall
Egor Koulechov G Rice