The American Athletic Conference publicised the results from its preseason media poll from its media day festivities in Newport, Rhode Island today.
Temple ended up being picked to finish third in the East Division of The U . s . ahead of Cincinnati, East Carolina and Ct bank. The Owls received no ballots to become conference champions.
The Owls, that recorded back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time in program history from 2015-16, enter into the season as the defending seminar champions after defeating Dark blue 34-10 in December.
Temple enters in 2010 with an unsettled battle for the commencing quarterback position and a new coach. Geoff Collins, the former protective coordinator at the University for Florida, will attempt to lead Your forehead to its third straight search engine ranking in the Associated Press Prime 25.
South Florida received most 30 first-place votes in the Eastern side Division and 26 involving 30 conference championship votes. The Bulls finished the season ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll after their win against the University of South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl.
Houston, Memphis plus Navy split the remaining five conference championship votes. Memphis got 22 votes to win the West Division, and Dallas received six first-place votes. First-year guru Mike Norvell led Memphis to its thirdly straight bowl appearance final season.
Houston started last season with a 5-0 record to earn the No. 6 spot inside AP poll for all 5 weeks. The Cougars lost for you to San Diego State University in the Las Vegas Bowl to end their particular season.
For the past two seasons, Temple has not been picked in order to win the East Category or The American, however, a Owls won the East the two years.
In the Owls were picked to accomplish third in the East, when participating in they were picked to finish subsequent.
Temple will play its first sport in the Collins era when it trip to South Bend, Indiana to face the University involving Notre Dame on Sept. 2 on 3:30 p.l.