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

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

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

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

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.