USF (2-3): W over Syracuse, 45-24
While UConn was busy taking care of their bitter rival in UCF, the Bulls took care of one of UConn's former rivals. USF is not to be taken lightly, as they have showed signs of improvement this year. Two of their losses came on the road to Power 5 teams, and their third loss came against Memphis in a one-possession game.
Cincinnati (3-2): BYE
Gunner Kiel remains out for the Bearcats, but that hasn't stopped their offense from being an absolute juggernaut so far this season. Through 5 games, the Bearcats offense is averaging a ridiculous 39 points per game. Their two losses have come against two of the best teams in the conference in Temple and Memphis.
On top of this, they have a running back with teleportation powers.
Cincinnati’s running back teleported right through the pile: http://t.co/zGWXsQueBH pic.twitter.com/s1mMHp3Aab— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 2, 2015
ECU (3-3): L to BYU, 45-38
The Pirates took BYU and their weird-blue uniforms down to the wire in Provo, but could not pull off the upset. Like Cincinnati, they are a high-scoring team, as they have not scored less than 21 points this season.
Tulane (2-3): L to Temple, 49-10
It seems like Tulane fans actually think they have a good chance to beat UConn when the two face off. Do we have enough time for Bob Diaco to invent a rivalry trophy?
#24 Houston (5-0): W over SMU, 49-24
Raise your hand if you had Houston as the first American team to be ranked this year! Put your hands down you liars.
Temple (5-0): W over Tulane, 49-10
If the AAC champ goes unbeaten, let 'em in, man— Earl (@JasonKirkSBN) October 10, 2015
With Temple's defense, my money is on them. But right now, the AAC has 3 unbeaten teams, a 4-1 Navy team, and a very good 3-2 Cincinnati team. This conference is proving that it is a tier above the rest of the Group of Five conferences.