Temple was picked to finish eighth in the 11-team American Athletic Conference preseason football poll conducted on Tuesday.
Cincinnati, which received 17 of a possible 30 first-place votes and had 311 points in the media voting, was picked to win the division. UCF, which went 8-0 in the conference last season, received seven first-place votes and finished second in the poll with 296 points. Houston finished third in the voting with six first place votes (268 points).
The Owls finished with 105 points. They were picked to finish ahead of UConn, Tulane and Tulsa, respectively.