By Drew Champlin | firstname.lastname@example.org al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Phil Steele, who touts his college football preseason magazine as "the most accurate preseason magazine the last 15 years, sees plenty of reason for improvement for UAB this fall.
Steele picked UAB tied for third along with Southern Miss in the Conference USA East Division, behind Marshall at No. 1 and East Carolina at No. 2. Rounding out the division after UAB, in order, was Middle Tennessee, Florida Atlantic and Florida International.
UAB is coming off a 3-9 season, finished fifth in the East last year. The West, in order, goes Tulsa-Rice-Tulane-Louisiana Tech-North Texas-UTEP-UTSA.
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