The Conference USA media poll has been released and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been officially touted as the preseason favorites to win Conference USA.
: BEST OF THE WEST?— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) July 18, 2017
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: BEAST OF THE EAST?— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) July 18, 2017
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Since joining C-USA La Tech has been picked to win C-USA West two times. The first time the Bulldogs failed to win the division in 2014. Skip Holtz will be looking to reverse that trend and capture his third C-USA West division title this season.
On the east side of Conference USA the Tops are picked once again to finish on top of C-USA East. This is WKU’s second time ever being picked to win C-USA East. In 2014 they proved the media right and won the conference.
Although we don’t see WKU winning C-USA East again I’m not surprised WKU was picked to win their third straight division title or that La Tech is picked to win their third division title in four years. These two programs have earned the benefit of the doubt within the conference.
Last year the media picked Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee to meet up in the C-USA Championship Game.
So there you have it. The media believes a C-USA Championship Game rematch will take place in 2017.