C-USA Coaches Poll
By ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
1. Memphis: Tigers have won 35 of 36 games against C-USA competition in the last two years.
2. Houston: Penders believes this is his most talented team to play for him in past four years.
2. UAB: Slew of transfers, including Robert Vaden, highlight Mike Davis' second season.
4. Southern Miss: Super sophomore Jeremy Wise has helped lead Golden Eagles' resurgence.
5. Tulsa: Golden Hurricane fans hope third year of Doug Wojcik era brings postseason bid.
6. Central Florida: Knights have won more than 20 games in four of the past five years.
7. Tulane: Green Wave returns bulk of team that stormed to C-USA Tournament semifinals.
8. UTEP: Point guard Stefon Jackson may be the league's top player under pressure.
9. Marshall: Former Florida assistant Donnie Jones hopes to inject winning attitude to Herd.
10. SMU: Mustangs will try to get rid of turnover bug that plagued them last season.
11. Rice: The Owls begin life without NBA draft pick Morris Almond.
12. East Carolina: New coach Mack McCarthy tries to break decade-long skid of losing seasons.
Preseason Player of the Year
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis, 6-2 senior guard