Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson
... totally unbalanced.
It's early, but East Carolina already has proven to be the power of the conference by virtue of its wins over West Virginia and Virginia Tech. Teams such as Tulsa, Central Florida, Rice, Marshall and Southern Miss are close, but from there the bottom seems to drop out.
Best case scenario: Teams such as Houston, SMU and Tulane spring up and make the conference a little more competitive and a little less bottom heavy so that if ECU does run the table it gets consideration for a BCS bowl other than the Fiesta Bowl.
Worst case scenario: One of the aforementioned teams springs up and beats East Carolina throwing a monkey wrench in C-USA's best hope for a BCS buster.