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Conference USA Basketball Power 5 presents the Conference USA Basketball Power 5, a weekly-updated ranking of the top 5 basketball teams in Conference USA as voted on by the staff. Like the Top 25 polls, 5 points are awarded for a 1st place vote and 1 for a 5th place vote.

This week's guest voter is kyyote, the head man over at The Kyyote's Den. The Kyyote's Den is the newest Partner site for

All comments, records and RPI rankings are through 02/25 games.

updated 02/27/06

Rank Team Points Record RPI Comments

1 Memphis (6) 30 26-2
6 Didn't really dominate the past two games, but the Tigers remain undefeated and clinch at least a share of the Conference USA title.

2t UTEP 21 18-7
64 A 10-point loss to Memphis and a revenge win over Houston are enough to finally put UTEP into a tie for #2 in our Power 5 rankings.

2t UAB 21 20-5
52 A win over Memphis could lock up an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament for the Blazers. A win over the Tigers could also pivot UAB back into sole possession of the #2 spot in the Power 5. We all know which they'd rather have...

4 Houston 12 18-7
54 The loss @ UTEP dropped Houston to 8-4 in the conference. By no means is their record bad, but this team was expected to do so much more. The early C-USA losses really hurt the Cougars and will likely come back to haunt them.

5 Central Florida 5 12-13
197 At 6-6 the Golden Knights are 1 game up on both Rice and Tulane (5-7) for 5th place in Conference USA. While the records for #5 and down are mediocre we could spin it to show the parity of the league this year...

Also receiving votes: Rice 1

Added this week: UCF

Dropped out: Rice


Updated Conference USA basketball standings

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