2011 Conference USA Standings
C-USA All Games
W-L Pct. H A W-L Pct.
x,y-Rice 16-8.667 8-4 8-4 42-21.667
x-SouthernMiss 16-8.667 9-3 7-5 39-19.672
EastCarolina 14-10.583 6-6 8-4 41-21.661
UCF 12-12.500 4-8 8-4 39-23.629
Memphis 12-12.500 6-6 6-6 30-27.526
Houston 12-12.500 4-8 8-4 27-32.458
Tulane 10-14.417 4-8 6-6 31-26.544
UAB 9-15.375 4-8 5-7 29-28.509
Marshall 7-17.292 4-8 3-9 20-31.392
x –regular season champion y – tournament champion
N L- 10 Streak
4-5 2-8 L4
5-2 7-3 L1
4-4 6-4 L1
2-5 4-6 W1
3-4 5-5 L2
1-2 3-7 W1
3-5 4-6 L2
10-5 4-6 L2
Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten,
Big 12, Pac- 10 and SEC, Conference USA is
one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance
structure. The Presidents of the member
institutions serve as the league’s Board of
A Proud History;
A Promising Future
Conference USA was formed in 1995
and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s
top conferences. The conference unveiled
its name, logo and commissioner on April
24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter
members included Charlotte, Cincinnati,
DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette,
Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss,
Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995,
while Houston joined competition in the
fall of 1996.
The league’s headquarters were estab-
lished in Chicago and after nine years,
relocated to the current office in Irving,
Texas. Britton Banowsky was named
Commissioner in October 2002, succeed-
ing Mike Slive, the league’s first commis-
• C-USA was the No. 5 ranked baseball conference in 2011,
trailing only the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac- 10.
• C-USA placed four teams in the 2011 NCAA
Championship, the eighth time in 10 years that the league has
produced at least four bids.
• Rice made its 17th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation. Southern Miss earned an NCAA Regional
bid for the ninth straight year, the 10th-longest current streak. ECU played
in an NCAA Regional for the 11th time in 13 years and UCF made its 10th
all-time NCAA appearance.
• Three teams (East Carolina, Rice and Southern Miss) finished the season
nationally-ranked in at least one of the four major polls.
• Four schools (ECU, Rice, USM and UCF) finished the season ranked in the
top 27 of the final RPI rankings. Seven of the league’s nine schools ranked
in the top 77.
• Seven of the nine C-USA teams won at least one game against a nationally-ranked, non-conference opponent.
• C-USA teams posted a total of 22 wins over nationally-ranked, non-conference opponents during the regular season, including eight against top 10 foes.
• Five different Conference USA players were honored as All-Americans,
including Memphis junior SS Chad Zurcher and Rice junior DH Anthony
Rendon, who each were on nearly every All-American team. Rice senior
LHP Tony Cingrani, Southern Miss senior RHP Todd McInnis and UCF
sophomore DH D.J. Hicks were also named to All-American squads.
• Three C-USA players earned Freshman All-American honors, including Rice
RHP Austin Kubitza, Southern Miss C Jared Bales and Tulane RHP Alex
• Conference USA had a pair of players that earned National Player of the
Week honors: Rice freshman RHP John Simms and UCF sophomore DH
• Ten C-USA players were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District teams, while Memphis SS Chad Zurcher and Southern Miss OF
Marc Bourgeois were both named Academic All-Americans, marking
the 11th time in 14 years that C-USA has produced at least one Baseball
• Four Conference USA schools ranked among the top 25 nationally in average home attendance. All four averaged at least 2,759 fans per game and
two other schools topped the 1, 100 mark in average home attendance.
• Eleven players and eight teams ranked among the top 10 national leaders in
the final 2011 NCAA statistics.
• Conference USA had 38 players chosen in the June Major League Baseball
Draft, the-highest total in league history. Eight of the nine C-USA schools
had at least one player selected.
• Fourteen players from C-USA schools appeared on the 2011 opening day
rosters of Major League Baseball teams, with two more players being called
up in the first half of the season.
The nine schools that currently comprise Conference USA Baseball have
enjoyed a great deal of success. Here are some of their accomplishments:
• 12 College World Series Appearances
• 2003 National Champions - Rice
• At least one College World Series team in five of the last seven seasons and
nine out of 13.
• 108 NCAA Appearances ( 69 since 1995)
• Six National Players of the Year since 1995
• Seven National Freshmen of the Year since 1995
• 125 All-Americans since 1995
• Schools have combined to win 40 or more games 57 times in the last 14 years
• Has had a team ranked No. 1 in the nation in four of the last eight regular