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American Athletic Conference Power Rankings & TV Schedule

No more waiting kids. Football is finally back.

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

After a long, grueling and excruciating wait the season finally gets underway tomorrow. The American has 9 games scheduled for week 1 with only Memphis not in action. As far as opponents are concerned, this weeks slate includes opponents from the Big 12, Big 10, Notre Dame, MWC, MAC and FCS. The TV schedule is as follows: ( All times are EST)

Akron @ UCF-Thursday 7:00pm ESPN3

Towson @ UConn- Thursday 7:30pm ESPN3

Rutgers @ Fresno St- Thursday 10:30pm ESPNU

Texas Tech @ SMU- Friday 8:00pm ESPN

Southern @ Houston- Friday 8:30pm ESPN3

Purdue @ Cincinnati- Saturday 12:00pm ESPNU

Temple @ Notre Dame- Saturday 3:30pm NBC

McNeese St @ USF- Saturday 7:00pm ESPN3

Ohio @ Louisville- Sunday 3:30pm ESPN

Also included is my pre-season power rankings for the conference. These will be updated weekly.

1. Louisville

2. Cincinnati

3. UCF

4. Rutgers

5. USF

6. SMU

7. Houston

8. UConn

9. Memphis

10. Temple