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George O'Leary

AAC Has Four Unbeaten Teams, But None In AP Top 25

The American Athletic Conference has four unbeaten teams and conference members have notched wins over some notable Power Five opponents, including Penn State, Virginia Tech and Louisville. But each week, the national rankings are unveiled and The American gets little notice. Memphis (5-0) cracked the Top 25 in the coaches poll this week, sneaking in at No. 25. Memphis also received votes in The Associated Press poll, while fellow unbeatens Houston, Navy and Temple earned votes in both polls. But five weeks into the season, The American is still looking for national respect. "It's a bit confusing to me, how there can be a non-Power Five school with a loss in the Top 25 in both...