UCF and Tulsa continue to hold on to the division leads in Conference USA, with East Carolina challenging the Knights in the West.
The UCF Knights won a big game over SMU on Saturday, ending the Mustangs' hopes for a division win with the 42-17 victory. For the season the Knights have lost just twice, going 5-0 within the conference to move to the top of the East Division standings.
Tulsa sits on top of the West Division despite a 19-15 loss to Arkansas on Saturday. The Hurricanes had won seven straight games after an opening-week loss to Iowa State.
Houston and Rice continue to struggle both within the conference and out of it, as the Cougars lost to East Carolina 48-28 a week after a big win against UTEP. The Owls, meanwhile, have won three of their last four games including two against conference opponents Tulane and Southern Miss.
Houston faces Tulsa this Saturday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. CT with coverage on CBS Sports Network.