We are #7. Houston is #5
Previous ranking: 7
Record: 5-5 (4-2 AAC)
Last week: defeated East Carolina, 24-18
This week: at Houston (Thursday)
Trajectory: Surging. Tulane set up the biggest game for the program in 20 years, limiting ECU QB Holton Ahlers to 21 of 67 passing with an NCAA-record 20 pass break-ups (the stat started being kept in 2000). If it wins at defensively challenged Houston on Thursday and SMU loses to Memphis on Friday, Tulane will have sole possession of first place in the AAC West.
Did you know? The five teams that beat Tulane (Wake Forest, UAB, Ohio State, Cincinnati, SMU) have a composite record of 37-13.