2012 Conference USA Football Standings: SMU moves to second with victory

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

Southern Methodist stands alone in second place in the West Division of Conference USA.

The Southern Methodist Mustangs claimed sole possession of the second spot in Conference USA's West Division with a victory against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday. SMU dominated Southern Miss in a 34-6 rout and now sits a game ahead of the third place Houston Cougars.

The Cougars meanwhile fell 41-7 to Tulsa, which leads the West Division in C-USA at 6-0 in conference and 8-2 overall. Tulsa sits two games ahead of the Mustangs, who are 4-2 in league games.

The Rice Owls, who were on a bye week, are now in fourth place with Tulane right behind with a similar 2-4 record in conference play. The UTEP Miners are last in the West at 1-5.

Central Florida has control of the East Division at 6-0 and it holds a one-game lead over East Carolina. They are followed by Marshall in third place, UAB and Memphis in fourth and fifth, and Southern Miss in last place.

EAST CONF OVR
UCF 6-0 8-2
East Carolina 5-1 6-4
Marshall 3-3 4-6
UAB 2-4 3-7
Memphis 2-4 2-8
Southern Miss 0-6 0-10
WEST CONF OVR
Tulsa 6-0 8-2
Southern Methodist 4-2 5-5
Houston 3-3 4-6
Rice 2-4 4-6
Tulane 2-4 2-8
UTEP 1-5 2-8

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