North Texas is the cream of the Sun Belt, having won 22 straight conference games.
Troy's confidence belies their status as Alabama's fourth football-playing university.
The Sun Belt took a step forward, as teams like Troy and Middle Tennesee scored impressive victories.
With Jamario Thomas and Patrick Cobbs back, North Texas will be almost impossible to stop next season.
Wins against the MAC, Mountain West and Big 12 are all signs that the Sun Belt is improving.