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New (and just as futile) projection

After East Carolina dumped UTEP on its keister in Greenville, I’m tempted to give up on this … That thing about Memphis-UTEP being a “title game”? Forget it.

You may notice I am picking SMU to not only lose to Marshall, but to UCF and UTEP. That’s smellin’ like a stretch, as the Mustangs have developed a potent inside-out formula with a Princeton-style offense. If the Herd scores 65 Saturday, that may include a bunch of foul shots.

Anyway …

1. Memphis 12-4
2. UAB 11-5
3. Tulsa 10-6
4. Southern Miss 10-6
5. UTEP 10-6
6. Marshall 9-7
7. SMU 8-8
8. ECU 7-9
9. UCF 6-10
10. Rice 5-11
11. Houston 5-11
12. Tulane 3-13

And now, I’ll serve up a projection with the Herd beating SMU, UTEP and UCF. You might like this:

1. Memphis 12-4
2. UAB 11-5
3. Marshall 10-6
4. Tulsa 10-6
5. Southern Miss 10-6
6. UTEP 9-7
7. SMU 8-8
8. ECU 7-9
9. UCF 6-10
10. Rice 5-11
11. Houston 5-11
12. Tulane 3-13