Conference USA has announced their new division alignment and has also set the home and away opponents for the 2013 season.
For 2013, Conference USA welcomes new members Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, and UTSA. FIU and FAU are both joining the league one year earlier than was previously expected. Houston, Memphis, SMU, and UCF have each left Conference USA to join the Big East.
Listed below is the new alignment for Conference USA:
East Carolina, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, UAB
Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, UTEP, UTSA
Each team will play an 8-game conference schedule, which includes games against every other team within their division (six games) and two teams from the opposite division.
Conference USA also confirmed today that Old Dominion, which joins the conference in 2014, will be eligible for the East Division title and a spot in the 2014 C-USA Championship game. ODU will not be bowl eligible until after the 2015 season.