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Live From AAC Media Days: USF Picked First In Preseason Poll

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The Bulls are picked first by 26 of the 30 writers that voted. Including this one.

As we arrived at Media Day here at Gurney’s in Newport, RI, at each of our stations was a copy of the American Athletic Conference Preseason Football Media Poll.

American Championship:

USF 26
Houston 2
Memphis 1
Navy 1

East Division: Points

USF (30) 180
UCF 126
Temple 119
Cincinnati 100
ECU 63
UConn 42

West Division:

Memphis (22) 169
Houston (6) 137
Navy (1) 128
Tulsa (1) 102
SMU 64
Tulane 30

Nobody gets rings for preseason championships, but this shows that the Bulls are the heavy chalk for their first-ever league title. They will be the hunted all season and for the first time in team history.

No pressure, gentlemen.

Full disclosure, my ballot:

USF Champions

East:

USF
Cincinnati
UCF
Temple
ECU
UConn

West:

Houston
Memphis
Tulsa
SMU
Navy
Tulane