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Week Two Conference USA Power Rankings

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It was a wild Week Two in Conference USA, with a few near-upsets highlighting the action. While moral victories were abound, there isn't much movement in the Conference USA Power Rankings, as voted on by Conference USA reporters and bloggers from around the nation.

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Marshall remains the top dog in Conference USA after another steady-as-she-goes victory this weekend.

UTSA, on the strength of its near upset of Arizona at the Alamodome Thursday (what were you thinking with that shovel pass, Tucker?!) remains at No. 2 in the poll, but captured a few more first-place votes, despite the loss.

WKU's disastrous second-half at Illinois took the Hilltoppers out of contention for the top spot, but they held strong at No. 3.

Louisiana Tech made the biggest jump of the week, using their seasoning of the Cajuns to move up four spots.

FAU and Southern Miss earned last-place votes, but FIU remains firmly entrenched in the C-USA basement, even after a win over FCS-Wagner.

1. Marshall (2-0, 85 percent first-place votes)

Last week: Win vs. Rhode Island 48-7

Next week: vs. Ohio (Saturday, Noon, CBSSN)

2. UTSA (1-1, 14 percent fist-place votes)

Last week: Loss vs. Arizona 26-23

Next week: @ Oklahoma State (Saturday, 7 p.m., FSN)

3. WKU (1-1)

Last week: Loss @ Illinois 42-34

Next week: @ MTSU (Saturday, 7 p.m., Local Broadcast)

4. North Texas (1-1)

Last week: Win vs. SMU 43-6

Next week: vs. LaTech (Saturday, 8 p.m., CBSSN)

5. Louisiana Tech (1-1)

Last week: Loss @ Louisiana 48-20

Next week: @ North Texas (Saturday, 8 p.m., CBSSN)

6. MTSU (1-1)

Last week: Loss vs. Minnesota 35-24

Next week: @ WKU (Saturday, 7 p.m., Local Broadcast)

7. Rice (0-1)

Last week: Bye, W1: Loss @ Notre Dame 48-17

Next week: @ Texas A&M (Saturday, 9 p.m., ESPN2)

8. UTEP (1-1)

Last week: Loss vs. Texas Tech 30-26

Next week: vs. New Mexico State (Saturday, 8 p.m., ASN)

9. UAB (1-1)

Last week: Loss @ Mississippi State 47-34

Next week: vs. Alabama A&M (Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ASN)

10. Old Dominion (1-1)

Last week: Loss @ NC State 46-34

Next week: vs. Eastern Michigan (Saturday, 6 p.m., COX)

11. FAU (0-2, one last-place vote)

Last week: Loss @ Alabama 41-0

Next week: vs. Tulsa (Saturday, 7 p.m., FCS)

12. Southern Miss (1-1, one last-place vote)

Last week: Win vs. Alcorn State 26-20

Next week: @ Alabama (Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN2)

13. FIU (1-1, 78 percent of last-place votes)

Last week: Win vs. Wagner 34-12

Next week: vs. Pitt (Saturday, Noon, FS1)

If you're a C-USA reporter or blogger and would like to vote in the Power Rankings, reach on Twitter (@dkurtenbach).