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Rise of the Sun Belt Conference: Middle Tennessee and Troy

Article By on 13th November, 2009

... prestige, one league always lands on the bottom: the Sun Belt. 

With its pitiful television deal and poor bowl tie-ins, the league is looked at as a transition league for former members of the Football Championship Series (Division 1-AA). 

But the play on the field has become something to note, making this league competitive with teams in the BCS as well as other more "prestigious" conferences. Last year saw MAC member Central Michigan defeated by Florida Atlantic, a third-place team in the Sun Belt.

Troy was one bonehead play away from beating Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl. Had a wide receiver simply ran forward as opposed to backward, we'd be talking a perfect 2-0 record in bowl last season.

This year has se...

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