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AAC Power Rankings Week 8

UConn exits the power rankings, and one of their players takes their spot

NCAA Football: Central Florida at East Carolina James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

This is where things are going to get interesting. The remaining games on the schedule will shake up the AAC Power Rankings even more than last week did, so get ready for changes. We don’t have a new top team, but teams 2-5 switched quite a bit. UConn has been so bad as a team, we finally just got rid of them.

AAC Power Rankings

1. UCF (7-0)

If anyone legitimately knows what went on with McKenzie Milton this weekend, we’d love to know. This conference continues to get stranger by the week. Luckily, the Knights didn’t need him in their 37-10 win over ECU.

2. Houston (6-1)

D’Eriq King and the Cougars passing attack cannot be stopped. King added 413 yards through the air and 56 on the ground to add to a career year. Marquez Stevenson, Courtney Lark, and Keith Corbin all eclipsed the 100 yard mark receiving in the game as well. Everyone’s attention will be on Ed Oliver, who has been ruled questionable for this week’s game against USF.

3. USF (7-0)

We’re done with the “they should be ranked higher until they lose” notion with USF. Last week’s nail biter against UConn was awful, and that makes it four weeks in a row that they’ve won a game way closer than it should have been.

4. Cincinnati (6-1)

Temple pulled out the win against the Bearcats in overtime, but this team still has a chance to win the division. They still get to play USF and UCF, so a chance at a conference championship game appearance is still in play.

5. Temple (5-3)

This might be the highest this team gets, as their remaining schedule is largely unforgiving. Can they pull off a few more upsets? The Owls improved to 4-0 in conference play with their win over Cincinnati.

6. Memphis (4-4)

A combination of losing Darrell Henderson and having a bad defense didn’t help the Tigers against Missouri. Drew Lock torched Memphis all day on Saturday, and there wasn’t much that could be done to stop him.

7. SMU (3-4)

We will find out just how good this team is in the next three weeks. Two of those weeks are games against Houston and Memphis. Ben Hicks appears back to being the starter, but who knows how long that will last.

8. Tulane (2-5)

Imagine what might have been if the Green Wave found a way to beat Wake Forest.

9. Navy (2-5)

This isn’t the Navy team of year’s past. Navy doesn’t have a consistent quarterback, and their defense is below average.

10. Tulsa (1-6)

Their record doesn’t do them justice, but they also haven’t found a way to add to their wins. Seth Boomer is 14-for-46 passing in his last two games.

11. ECU (2-5)

ECU had UCF right where they wanted them......for a quarter. Then, the national champs poured on the points.

12. David Pindell (197 yards rushing, two touchdowns)

UConn doesn’t really deserve to be mentioned here, because they don’t give Pindell any help. How does a guy rush for 197 yards and his team loses? As far as we’re concerned, Pindell deserves his own ranking.