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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 2015-18 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FORMAT

Dec. 18, 2014

Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the schedule format for the 2015-18 American Athletic Conference football seasons.
 
The 2015 season will be the first in The American’s new 12-team, two-division format. The American Athletic Conference East Division will include UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, USF and Temple. The West Division will consist of Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa.
 
The conference schedule will include 48 regular-season games that will have each of the 12 teams in The American playing eight league contests annually. Each team will face the other five teams in its own division, as well as three teams from the other division, ensuring that each school will play every conference opponent at home and on the road at least once in the four-year cycle.
 
The East and West division winners, determined by final conference record, will meet in the first American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game, which will be played at the home site of one of the division winners.
 
“This format is a sensible and fair model that will protect traditional rivalries and allow each school to travel across our geographic footprint on a regular basis,” said Aresco. “It will make for an exciting and extremely competitive regular season, adding to the drama which annually makes the college football regular season the best in all of sports, and it will produce two strong and tested teams who will then compete in our inaugural conference championship game.”
 
The American Athletic Conference has enjoyed widespread success since its inaugural season in 2013. The conference produced two 12-win teams in 2013, including UCF, which won the Fiesta Bowl, and saw UCF, Cincinnati and Memphis tie for the conference title in 2014. Five American Athletic Conference teams – UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston and Memphis – will play in the 2014 postseason. Navy, which joins The American in football in 2015, also will play in a bowl game this season.
 
2015 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FORMAT
EAST DIVISION
UCF                        Home: UConn, East Carolina, Houston, USF
                                Away: Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, Navy, SMU
 
Cincinnati              Home: UCF, UConn, Temple, Tulsa
                                Away: East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF
                                Does Not Play: Navy, SMU, Tulane
 
UConn                   Home: East Carolina, Houston, Navy, USF
                                Away: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulsa          
 
East Carolina       Home: Cincinnati, USF, Temple, Tulsa
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Navy, SMU
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Memphis, Tulane
 
USF                        Home: Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU, Temple
                                Away: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Navy
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Tulane, Tulsa
 
Temple                  Home: UCF, UConn, Memphis, Tulane
                                Away: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF, SMU
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulsa
 
WEST DIVISION
Houston                Home: Cincinnati, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: East Carolina, USF, Temple
 
Memphis               Home: Cincinnati, Navy, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: Houston, USF, Temple, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: UCF, UConn, East Carolina
 
Navy                      Home: East Carolina, USF, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple
 
SMU                       Home: East Carolina, Temple, Tulsa, Tulane
                                Away: Houston, Memphis, Navy, USF
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn
 
Tulane                   Home: UCF, UConn, Houston, Tulsa
                                Away: Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple
                                Does Not Play: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF
 
Tulsa                      Home: UCF, Houston, Memphis, Navy
                                Away: Cincinnati, East Carolina, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UConn, USF, Temple
 
 
2016 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FORMAT
EAST DIVISION
UCF                        Home: Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Away: UConn, East Carolina, Houston, USF
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, Navy, SMU
 
Cincinnati              Home: East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Temple, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Navy, SMU, Tulane
 
UConn                   Home: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane
                                Away: East Carolina, Houston, Navy, USF
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulsa          
 
East Carolina       Home: UCF, UConn, Navy, SMU
                                Away: Cincinnati, USF, Temple, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Memphis, Tulane
 
USF                        Home: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Navy
                                Away: Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU, Temple
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Tulane, Tulsa
 
Temple                  Home: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF, SMU
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Memphis, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulsa
 
WEST DIVISION
Houston                Home: UCF, UConn, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Away: Cincinnati, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Does Not Play: East Carolina, USF, Temple
 
Memphis               Home: Houston, USF, Temple, Tulsa
                                Away: Cincinnati, Navy, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UCF, UConn, East Carolina
 
Navy                      Home: UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulsa
                                Away: East Carolina, USF, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple
 
SMU                       Home: Houston, Memphis, Navy, USF
                                Away: East Carolina, Temple, Tulsa, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn
 
Tulane                   Home: Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Houston, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF
 
Tulsa                      Home: Cincinnati, East Carolina, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: UCF, Houston, Memphis, Navy
                                Does Not Play: UConn, USF, Temple
 
2017 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FORMAT
EAST DIVISION
UCF                        Home: UConn, East Carolina, Memphis, USF
                                Away: Cincinnati, Navy, SMU, Temple
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Tulane, Tulsa
 
Cincinnati              Home: UCF, UConn, SMU, Temple
                                Away: East Carolina, Navy, USF, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Memphis, Tulsa
 
UConn                   Home: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
                                Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane
 
East Carolina       Home: Cincinnati, USF, Temple, Tulane
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Houston, Memphis
                                Does Not Play: Navy, SMU, Tulsa
 
USF                        Home: Cincinnati, Houston, Temple, Tulsa
                                Away: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, Navy, SMU
 
Temple                  Home: UCF, UConn, Houston, Navy
                                Away: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulane
 
WEST DIVISION
Houston                Home: East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Away: USF, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn
 
Memphis               Home: East Carolina, Navy, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Houston, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Cincinnati, USF, Temple
 
Navy                      Home: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: Houston, Memphis, Temple, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: UConn, East Carolina, USF
 
SMU                       Home: UCF, UConn, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Away: Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Navy
                                Does Not Play: East Carolina, USF, Temple
 
Tulane                   Home: Cincinnati, Houston, USF, Tulsa
                                Away: East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Does Not Play: UCF, UConn, Temple
 
Tulsa                      Home: Houston, Memphis, Navy, Temple
                                Away: UConn, USF, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina
 
 
2018 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FORMAT
EAST DIVISION
UCF                        Home: Cincinnati, Navy, SMU, Temple
                                Away: UConn, East Carolina, Memphis, USF
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Tulane, Tulsa
 
Cincinnati              Home: East Carolina, Navy, USF, Tulane
                                Away: UCF, UConn, SMU, Temple
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Memphis, Tulsa
 
UConn                   Home: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
                                Away: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane
 
East Carolina       Home: UCF, UConn, Houston, Memphis
                                Away: Cincinnati, USF, Temple, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Navy, SMU, Tulsa
 
USF                        Home: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Tulane
                                Away: Cincinnati, Houston, Temple, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, Navy, SMU
 
Temple                  Home: Cincinnati, East Carolina, USF, Tulsa
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Houston, Navy
                                Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulane
 
WEST DIVISION
Houston                Home: USF, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Away: East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn
 
Memphis               Home: UCF, UConn, Houston, Tulsa
                                Away: East Carolina, Navy, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: Cincinnati, USF, Temple
 
Navy                      Home: Houston, Memphis, Temple, Tulsa
                                Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Tulane
                                Does Not Play: UConn, East Carolina, USF
 
SMU                       Home: Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Navy
                                Away: UCF, UConn, Tulane, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: East Carolina, USF, Temple
 
Tulane                   Home: East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, SMU
                                Away: Cincinnati, Houston, USF, Tulsa
                                Does Not Play: UCF, UConn, Temple
 
Tulsa                      Home: UConn, USF, SMU, Tulane
                                Away: Houston, Memphis, Navy, Temple
                                Does Not Play: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina
 

 

 

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