CUSA-fans.com 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 CUSA-fans.com staff. Like the Top 25 polls, 5 points are awarded for a 1st place vote and 1 for a 5th place vote.
All comments, records and RPI rankings are current going into 01.03 games.
While the loss to #2 Texas will hurt Memphis in the next set of national polls, they're not in any danger of losing their #1 ranking in C-USA.
The Cougars have three straight wins and are 5-3 against the RPI Top 150.
Five straight wins and a W over Ok State is the good news. Losing senior forward
Demario Eddins is very bad news.
Losses to Georgetown and Texas Tech are not bad, but it would have been nice to see a W in one of the two games.
After a 1-2 start SMU has won 6 of 8 games. While the Mustangs will not likely compete for a conference title, they do appear to be one of the better teams in the middle class of the Conference USA.