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UCF picked to win American title for 3rd straight season

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season.

UCF was the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday at conference media day. The Knights received 19 of 30 first-place votes to win the East and 12 of 30 to win the conference.

Memphis is favored to win the West Division over Houston.

Standings - AAC East

Teams W L T Pct Div Conf
UCF 12 1 0 .923 9-0 11-1
Temp 8 5 0 .615 7-1 8-4
Cin 11 2 0 .846 6-2 10-2
SoFL 7 6 0 .538 3-5 6-6
ECU 3 9 0 .250 1-7 3-8
UConn 1 11 0 .083 0-8 0-11

Team Leaders

Name Total
Yds McKenzie Milton 2,663
Cmp% McKenzie Milton 59.2
Yds Greg McCrae 1,182
Y/Ru Greg McCrae 8.9
Rec Gabriel Davis 53
Yds Gabriel Davis 815
TD McKenzie Milton 34
Int Richie Grant 6

Team Rankings - Offense

Total AAC Rank Div I - FBS Rank
PPG 43.2 2 6
RuY/G 265.2 3 8
Yds/G 257.5 4 36
TO 14 1 15
Rat 102.5 2 16

Team Rankings - Defense

Total AAC Rank Div I - FBS Rank
PA/G 22.7 2 36
RuY/G 222.3 9 117
Yds/G 213.1 5 51
TA 28 2 6
Sk 29 6 48

Latest Game - Jan 1, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 T
(11) LSU(10-3) 10 14 10 6 40
(7) UCF(12-1) 14 7 3 8 32

PassingRushingReceiving
LSU Burrow 21/34-394 Jefferson 1--5 Brossette 1-5
UCF Williams 1/1-23 Mack Jr. 11--3 Killins Jr. 2--8

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Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Tue, Jan 1 Louisiana State L, 40-32 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Dec 1 Memphis W, 56-41 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Nov 23 @South Florida W, 38-10 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Nov 17 Cincinnati W, 38-13 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Nov 10 Navy W, 35-24 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Thu, Aug 29 Florida A&M 7:30PM EDT Preview
Sat, Sep 7 @Florida Atlantic 7:00PM EDT Preview
Sat, Sep 14 Stanford 3:30PM EDT Preview
Sat, Sep 21 @Pittsburgh 12:00PM EDT Preview
Sat, Sep 28 Connecticut 12:00PM EDT Preview