Houston Cougars | AAC (West)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+300), Win Conference (+750)
SSA Model Pick: None
Houston has the best player in the country in DT Ed Oliver. But football is a team sport and the best team in the West is Memphis. Houston could take the division and should take it if they can defeat Memphis on the road in the final week of the regular season.

Win Total Analysis
8 wins (+120/-140)
SSA Model Pick: Under (Medium Confidence)
Back in 2015 Houston went 13-1 with a bowl win against Florida State. That historic season still influences the perception of this program, which is why our model is calling for the under. While they are better than most teams in the AAC, they will drop some games in conference and going over 8 wins will be difficult for this squad.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 76.1
Coach: Major Applewhite
Returning Starters: 10
National Ranking: 64
Coach Ranking: 85
Talent Ranking: 69

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 9%
Div Win Prob: 21%
Projected Record: 7.6 – 4.4
Conference Record: 5 – 3

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ Rice87%
Sat, Sep 8AZ39%
Sat, Sep 15@ Tx Tech31%
Sat, Sep 22Tx So.100%
Thu, Oct 4Tulsa77%
Sat, Oct 13@ ECU79%
Sat, Oct 20@ Navy48%
Sat, Oct 27USF62%
Sat, Nov 3@ SMU64%
Sat, Nov 10Temple62%
Thu, Nov 15Tulane73%
Fri, Nov 23@ Memphis36%