Tag: 2017 CUSA Power Rankings

2017 CUSA Power Rankings: Week 11

The CUSA picture is just short of crystal clear now: FAU is the likely East winner and North Texas has clinched the West. There are two games before Dec 2nd and the rest of the conference is using that to get into a bowl, get some respectability, or play out the string. Clear Best Team… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings: Week 9

Sitting at the CUSA Media Days, the stories were these: Lane Kiffin, Butch Davis, UAB, and could anyone beat La Tech/WKU? Now? Lane Kiffin, Butch Davis, UAB, and North Texas. #TheReturn has been a great story and is only overshadowed by the Lane Train soaking up the Florida sunshine (and attention). Kiffin was always going… Read more »

2017: CUSA Power Rankings Week 8

The league we thought was hard to get a feel for is even harder to understand today. FAU went to Western Kentucky and beat the twice-defending CUSA champs to stake their claim as the team to beat in CUSA. While FIU and Marshall also control their fate, FAU is the clear best team in the… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings Week 7

CUSA had a memorable week. FAU had a statement win that is bringing (even more) national notice. North Texas got a reailty check. WKU looked vulnerable again. Marshall looked complete, and Charlotte got relief. Let us rank this league: Looking Really Good 1. FAU (5) Destroying the CUSA West leader in dramatically dominant fashion is… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings Week 7

USA had a moment this week. North Texas and UTSA provided the kind of drama that could be clipped and posted all over the place and it was. CUSA helpfully shrank the video for ease of sharing and all enjoyed the Fine Moment. North Texas have made their way to the top of this week’s… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings Week 6

College Football had an interesting week — Louisville, Oklahoma, Michigan, Utah, and FLorida all were upset. Here in CUSA the MGN number one and three fell and number two was challenged by the league’s worst team. So goes college football. It is crazy. Unfortunately, the league’s best game was on Facebook, while the most exciting… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings Week 5

The game of the week was North Texas at Southern Miss and it was only on CUSA.TV. Ideally the best game of the week should be televised — even BEIN! — or at least have the ESPN3 treatment. I realize this is difficult but right now having the best games hidden away is terrible for… Read more »

2017 CUSA Power Rankings Week 4

1. La Tech (1) La Tech nearly knocked off South Carolina in a game that would have been the most impressive non-con victory for the league. As it was, the Bulldogs probably played it too conservatively in their go-ahead drive and that cost them the game. S&P+ has them losing to UTSA and Southern Miss… Read more »

CUSA Power Rankings 2017: Week 3

College football had another great week. Here in Conference USA there were some concerns as the marquee matchup was played on the internet and the league’s best teams are mediocre. There were season-changing injuries and firings. Middle Tennessee lost their QB Brent Stockstill to a sternum injury and WR Richie James was also banged up…. Read more »

CUSA Power Rankings 2017: Week 2

It very well could be that the new TV deal’s limited payouts are taking a tool on the conference. While the signature win this week was UTSA over Baylor, that is colored by the fact that Baylor already lost to Liberty and is in a tailspin. The Big 12 is not good outside of Oklahoma,… Read more »