Irish, Horned Frogs look strong at halfway point

Take a midseason look at the C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC and the Independents.

Updated: October 12, 2005, 2:56 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to
Here's a quick look at the best and worst at the season's halfway point from C-USA, Independents, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt and WAC:

Conference USA
Anyone who said Central Florida would be the only unbeaten team in league play had better board a plane to Las Vegas immediately. Houston and Tulsa have been nice surprises, but UTEP might still be the league's top team. Alabama-Birmingham has a rough closing schedule with road games at Memphis, UTEP and East Carolina.