After winning Conference USA's regular season and conference tournament titles four years in a row from 2006-2009, the Memphis Tigers finally gave way to their conference mates last season. The UTEP Miners ran away with the 2010 regular season title after a 15-1 mark in conference play; and the Houston Cougars shocked virtually everyone when they went on a run in the conference tournament to sneak into the NCAAs after downing the Miners 81-73 in the championship game.
A year later, the league is about as wide open as anyone could have imagined it at this point with as many as seven or eight teams having a realistic chance to bring home the regular season hardware.
UTEP and Southern Miss are currently at the top of the standings, but as many as five teams are no more than a game-and-a-half behind them.
Let's take a look at the top ten games coming down the stretch that will help decide how the final standings shape up.