Mustangs rise, Coogs fall after shocking upset; Basketball media days AAC Blogger Media Poll: Week 8

Things got a little crazy the week before Halloween in the newly dubbed Anarchy Athletic Conference.

The state of Texas is still trying to wrap its brain around the SMU Mustangs’ shocking 38-16 upset of the No. 11 Houston Cougars in Dallas – an upset that saw the Coogs fall completely out of the AP Top 25, and earned the Mustangs their first vote to be ranked in the poll in years (that’s not a joke, they actually got a vote).

And while the Mustangs’ victory was indeed the main course, there was a buffet of upsets across the American Athletic Conference this past weekend.

First…let’s remember where everyone stood heading in to Saturday based on last week’s AAC Blogger Poll:


Then the fun begins…

No. 1 lost to No. 6.
No. 2 lost to No. 12.
No. 3 beat No. 4.
No. 5 beat No. 10.
No. 7 beat No. 8.
No. 9 lost to No. 11.

So, after much deliberation, here’s where the AAC stands now:


Full disclosure, my own rankings: 1. Navy, 2. USF, 3. Houston, 4. Temple, 5. Memphis, 6. Tulsa, 7. UCF, 8. SMU, 9. Cincy, 10. Tulane, 11. UConn, 12. East Carolina.

Think you could have made more sense of this week’s poll? I’d like to see you try.

Tweet of the Week

SMU QB Matt Davis

Tweet of the Week No. 2

Listen to Houston HC Tom Herman go through his post-game press conference while a rejoicing SMU locker room echoes through the media room. Glorious.

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Written by Joey Hayden
Joey is the managing editor and staff writer for The Stable, as well as the host of the "Inside The Stable" podcast, and in his spare time he is a digital sports editor for The Dallas Morning News. He graduated from SMU in 2014, follows sports religiously, and knows for a fact Han Solo shot first...