Title picks for non-power leagues

Predicting which teams will win each of the five non-power CFB conferences

Updated: August 26, 2013, 12:33 PM ET
By Phil Steele | ESPN Insider

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While much of the college football preseason headlines have focused on the five "power conferences," there are several top 25-caliber teams hailing from smaller conferences.

Which programs from the non-power conferences -- including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt -- are poised to capture league titles in 2013?

Here are my title picks for each of those conferences.


American Athletic 

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Phil Steele

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