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Sports Gambling - Houston Tops CUSA Recruit Classes

Sports gambling saw a significant shift in the sportsbetting results of Conference USA in the 2009 college football season as Houston emerged as a power.

Sports gambling handicappers were impressed with Houston’s sportsbetting upset wins over Oklahoma State and Texas Tech en route to their 10-4 straight up record. It looks as if Houston will continue their sports gambling success for 2010 as they hauled in the top ranked recruiting class in the CUSA sportsbetting rankings for National Signing Day.

Southern Miss, who was coming a successful bowl season for 2009, had the second best online sports gambling signing class in Conference USA.  A sports gambling commodity in CUSA that will bear close observation are the Central Florida Knights.

Central Florida is coming off a successful 2009 sports gambling season in which they went 8-5 straight up and 9-3 against the spread while making a bowl.  The Knights have built on that sports gambling success by ranking third in the league for their 2010 recruiting class.

SMU finished 8-5 straight up and 7-5 against the spread while making their first ever bowl since coming back off the “death penalty” in the 1989 sports gambling season.  The Mustangs finished fourth in the league for their class as coach June Jones looks primed to make SMU one of the elite programs in CUSA.

East Carolina, the defending champion of CUSA in the past two sports gambling seasons may have felt the effects of losing head coach Skip Holtz to South Florida as the Pirates finished near the bottom of the league in most of the rankings.

It’s already doubtful in the minds of most sports gambling handicappers that East Carolina will contend for a third consecutive CUSA title.  Another problem team in CUSA could be Rice.

The Owls finished the 2009 season with a record of 2-10 straight up and 4-7-1 against the spread, which obviously did not impress recruits as evidenced by Rice’s ranking of last in CUSA for National Signing Day.

Tulsa and Texas El Paso were teams that had disappointing seasons in 2009 and ended up in the middle of the CUSA recruit class rankings.