Jan. 22, 2017
Temple, Tulsa, & Navy Control AAC Race
Temple, Tulsa, and Navy control the AAC race by virtue of destiny remaining in their own hands. If any of these teams win all their remaining conference games they will be AAC Division Champions. AAC East leader Temple (4-1) has the easiest path having already beaten co-leader South Florida (4-1), with final games against struggling teams with losing records. AAC West leaders Tulsa (3-1) and Navy (4-1) play each other November 12th at Navy. If both teams still have only one conference blemish on game day this one will be for sole possession of the top spot in the AAC West. Tulsa must also deal with two scrappy 4-4 teams in UCF and Cincinnati, and a lackluster ECU (3-5) on way to the AAC Championship game. Navy has conference games remaining against ECU, and a surprisingly resurgent SMU team. None of these teams are a lock, but they are masters of their own fate.