Memphis picked to win AAC West, finish 2nd overall - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis picked to win AAC West, finish 2nd overall

Newport, RI -

It's a new era for Memphis football.
A 10-and-3 season, a bowl win, a top 25 ranking to end the season has everyone excited for the Tigers to get back out on the field.

Voters at AAC media day, picked Memphis to edge both Houston and Navy to win the American Athletic Conference West Division. The Tigers were picked to finish second overall to Cincinnati which is an overwhelming favorite to win the league and its East Division title.

Memphis will play host to Cincinnati in a Thursday night game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 24. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

While Cincinnati is selected to dominate the East Division, in tight voting for the West Division, Memphis picked up just four additional points than Houston, which was selected to finish second in the division, and five points more than Navy which was picked third. Memphis received 13 first-place votes, Houston had 10 and Navy received seven.

Memphis opens preseason camp Thursday afternoon. The Tigers play host to Missouri State in the season opener on Sept. 5.

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved

Powered by Frankly