FAU is the front-runner, followed by defending champion UTSA and Western Kentucky, in the 2022 College Football America Yearbook Preseason Conference USA Rankings.
The Conference USA rankings are based off the College Football America Yearbook’s overall Top 131 rankings, which ranks every team in FBS entering the season.
FAU is the favorite, but only a spot ahead of UTSA. FAU has a slew of talent returning and transferring in, including Miami (FL) transfer quarterback N’Kosi Perry and returning receivers Je’Quan Burton and LaJohntay Wester.
UTSA had a watershed season in 2021, and while running back Sincere McCormick is gone, returnees include quarterback Frank Harris, wide receiver Zakhari Franklin, offensive linemen Makai Hart and Ahofitu Maka, and cornerback Corey Mayfield Jr.
WKU lost record-breaking quarterback Bailey Zappe, but brought in West Virginia transfer Jarret Doege.
The 2022 College Football America Yearbook features eight pages of Conference USA content, including an overall preview of the conference race, a spotlight piece on a stadium, the Conference-USA Starting Lineup, all team schedules and a half-page devoted to each program.
The 2022 College Football America Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.
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2022 College Football America Conference USA Preseason Rankings
1. (87) FAU
2. (88) UTSA
3. (90) Western Kentucky
4. (102) UTEP
5. (104) Middle Tennessee
6. (108) North Texas
7. (115) Charlotte
8. (122) Georgia Southern
9. (123) Texas State
10. (125) LA Tech
11. (129) FIU