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Conference USA Football Preseason Power Rankings

Week one is finally here, check out how our voters rank the conference before a snap is recorded.

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RushRank (Points) Team 2015 Record Week One Schedule (TV)

1. (143) 5 first place votes Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 12-2, (8-0)

Thursday, 6 PM MT, @ vs. Rice (CBS Sports Network)



2. (134) 2 first place votes Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 9-5, (7-1)

Saturday, 5:30 PM MT, @ Kentucky (ESPNU)



T3. (129) 2 first place votes Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 7-6, (6-2)

Saturday, 5 PM MT, vs. Alabama A&M



T3. (129) 2 first places votes Marshall Thundering Herd 10-3, (6-2)

Bye



5. (112) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 9-4, (6-2)

Saturday, 2 PM MT, @ Arkansas (ESPNU)



6. (93) 1 first place vote UTEP Miners 5-7, (3-5)

Saturday, 6 PM MT, vs. NMSU (beIN Sports)



7. (71) Rice Owls 5-7, (3-5)

Thursday, 6 PM MT @ WKU (CBS Sports Network)



8. (69) Florida Atlantic Owls 3-9, (3-5)

Saturday, 4 PM MT, vs. Southern Illinois



9. (67)

Old Dominion Monarchs

5-7, (3-5)

Saturday, 4 PM MT vs. Hampton



10. (58) Florida International Golden Panthers 5-7, (3-5)

Thursday, 5:30 PM MT, vs. Indiana (ESPNU)


11. (40) UTSA Roadrunners 3-9, (3-5)

Saturday, 5:00 PM MT, vs. Alabama State



12. (24) North Texas Mean Green 1-11, (1-7)

Saturday, 5 PM MT, vs SMU (American Sports Network)



13. (22) Charlotte 49ers 2-10, (0-8)

Thursday, 5 PM MT, @ Louisville (ESPN3)



***Voting comprised of  12 C-USA beat writers, and bloggers.

SB Nation's Underdog G5 Poll Ballot from MinerRush

Rank Team
#1 Houston
#2 Boise State
#3 San Diego State
#4 Navy
#5 South Florida
#6 Temple
#7 Middle Tennessee
#8 Air Force
#9 Toledo
#10 Western Kentucky