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The Best AAC Football Teams

Updated July 26, 2019 352 votes 43 voters12 items

List RulesVote up the AAC schools with the historically best football team.

The best AAC football programs have experienced plenty of bowl game success and produced a number of NFL stars. Among the standout talents to play for the list of AAC schools are Eric Dickerson, Brandon Marshall, Chris Johnson, and Travis Kelce.

But in recent years, the American Athletic Conference may be best known for the UCF Knights, who claimed the 2017 national title after an undefeated season despite being left completely out of the College Football Playoff. The University of Central Florida raised a banner to celebrate the title and even held a parade.

So is that recent success enough to call UCF the best AAC football team? What about the Tulsa Golden Hurricane's 27 conference titles and 10 bowl victories? Which AAC team gets your vote as the best?

  • Houston Cougars
    Photo: Houston

    All-time record: 429-346-15
    Bowl wins: 11
    Conference titles: 11
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: D.J. Hayden, Kevin Kolb, William Jackson III

    • Location: Houston, Texas
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    Memphis Tigers

    Memphis Tigers
    Photo: Memphis

    All-time record: 314-338-8
    Bowl wins: 4
    Conference titles: 4
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: DeAngelo Williams, Isaac Bruce, Stephen Gostkowski, Paxton Lynch

    • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
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    Cincinnati Bearcats

    Cincinnati Bearcats
    Photo: Cincinnati

    All-time record: 352-364-12
    Bowl wins: 7
    Conference titles: 8
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: Travis Kelce, Brent Celek, Connor Barwin

    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • UCF Knights
    Photo: UCF

    All-time record: 158-124
    Bowl wins: 4
    Conference titles: 5
    National championships: 0

    Notable players: Brandon Marshall, Blake Bortles, Asante Samuel, Dante Culpepper, A.J. Bouye

    • Location: Orlando, Florida
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