Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Conference USA

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Conference USA match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Rice UniversityHouston, TX 17 Owls
2 Marshall UniversityHuntington, WV 45³ Thundering Herd
3 Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LA 50 Green Wave
4 Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX 68 Mustangs
5 University of TulsaTulsa, OK 88 Golden Hurricane
6 University of Alabama–BirminghamBirmingham, AL Tier 3 Blazers
7 University of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Tier 3 Knights
8 East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC Tier 4 Pirates
9 University of HoustonHouston, TX Tier 4 Cougars
10 University of MemphisMemphis, TN Tier 4 Tigers
11 University of Southern MississippiHattiesburg, MS Tier 4 Golden Eagles
12 University of Texas–El PasoEl Paso, TX Tier 4 Miners
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
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