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
I love playing for that private school in Dallas! #1More
— Matt Davis (@That_DavisGuy) October 24, 2016
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.
— Wendy Peffercorn (@MakensieHinkle) October 23, 2016
AAC media days are underway, and @ReeceKelleyG is killing the game on Twitter.
— Reece Kelley Graham (@ReeceKelleyG) October 24, 2016
SMU took home the No. 3 ranking in the AAC preseason poll. Tough to call No. 3 sleeping on somebody, but…
— American MBB (@American_MBB) October 24, 2016