Pick Houston to go 10-2, 6-2 in conference and finish 2nd in the West to Memphis
Final Thoughts: Last season's 9-4 record was a bit of a disappointment considering they beat Oklahoma and Louisville. All of their regular season losses came to AAC opponents including a beat down by SMU.
The Cougars have a chance to top 2016 record. They have the talent on both sides of the ball to make it happen. Kyle Allen should transition well at QB. Ed Oliver is a NFL talent that still has two full seasons left.
They draw Navy, SMU and Memphis at home. They have to face East opponent USF on the road though