After beating its second ranked football team of the year, Temple is ranked No. 25 in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll. The Owls received votes in the AP poll but were not ranked in the top 25.
Temple’s is 5-1 and 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference heading into Saturday’s game at SMU, which is ranked No. 19 in the Coaches Poll.
Temple beat Maryland, 20-17 when the Terrapins were ranked No. 21 in the Owls second game of the season. On Saturday the Owls beat No. 23 Memphis, 30-28.
This is the first time that Temple has been ranked since December 5, 2016 after the Owls beat Navy, 34-10 in the AAC championship game. Temple was ranked No. 23 by the College Football Playoff Poll.