Week 2 record: 4-6
Overall record: 6-16
Buzz: It’s been a miserable start for Conference USA. The league opened with a horrific 2-10 start to the season only to follow it up with just a slightly better four wins this weekend. SMU, Rice, Tulsa and Marshall were the saving graces with Rice pulling off a big upset over Kansas in Lawrence.
Week 2 record: 2-1
Overall record: 4-2
Buzz: Early on, it appears that BYU and Notre Dame are the cream of the crop of the independent schools. The Fighting Irish pulled out a last-second win over Purdue to remain undefeated while BYU rolled past FCS opponent Weber State. Navy had the week off while Army opened its season with a loss to San Diego State.
Week 2 record: 7-6
Overall record: 11-15
Buzz: The Mid-American Conference made strong strides from the first week of the season to the second week record-wise however the quality of those wins weren’t overwhelming. Four of the victories came at the expense of FCS opponents while the other three wins were against teams that had a total record of 1-5. In fact, MAC teams went 3-5 versus FBS opponents and 4-1 against FCS opponents.
Week 2 record: 1-7
Overall record: 6-12
Buzz: It was a disastrous weekend for the Mountain West Conference. San Diego State was the lone conference member to garner a victory. Everyone else stumbled giving the league an abysmal 33 percent winning percentage for the first two weeks of the season.