TU Ranked No. 4 In AAC West Preseason Poll


Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 4:26 pm
By: News On 6


The American Athletic Conference announced today the 2016 football preseason poll as selected by the league's media. Tulsa has been picked fourth behind Houston, Navy and Memphis in the West Division with 92 points. SMU and Tulane complete the West Division preseason poll.
 
Tulsa made a substantial turnaround in Philip Montgomery's first year as head coach in 2015, improving by four wins from the previous season and reaching the Camping World Independence Bowl. Tulsa returns six starters from an offense that ranked 13th nationally with 502.8 yards per game, including quarterback Dane Evans, who was The American's passing leader in 2015 (332.5 ypg).
 
In the East, USF has been picked to win the division followed by Temple, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina and UCF.

AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Team      Points
Houston      27
USF            2
Temple       1
 
EAST DIVISION
Rk      Team              Points
1.      USF (15)            164
2.      Temple (9)          144
3.      Cincinnati (6)      130
4.      UConn                 89
5.      East Carolina      55
6.      UCF                    48
 
WEST DIVISION

Rk      Team               Points
1.      Houston (30)      180
2.      Navy                   128
3.      Memphis            124
4.      Tulsa                  92
5.      SMU                   65
6.      Tulane                41