If anything this weekend shows the American conference belongs in the FBS. As a conference the American feasted on FCS opponents, going 7-0 and with an average margin of victory over 28 points a game with the only single digit victory came from Bobby Diaco and the boys.
1-0 Big 12
To help make the case that the American is the best conference outside the power 5, AAC teams went 2-0 against non power conferences with wins against Conference USA and the Mountain West. To round things out the American went 1-1 against the Power 5 and 0-1 vs independents. While the schedule was favorable 10-2 is a great start for the teams in the American conference with the most impressive win obviously coming from Houston’s upset over Oklahoma. To put that into perspective not one power 5 conference has less then 2 out of conference losses and every power 5 conference has a loss against a non-power conference or an FCS opponent where the American is 9-0 (doesn’t include independents).