No. 15 UCF has already secured the school’s first BCS bid. So the Knights will move on to other things when they finish the regular season Saturday at SMU.
SMU (5-6, 4-3) is playing to become bowl eligible, but is coming off a 34-0 loss to Houston and its defense is giving up a league-worst 34.8 points per game.
Conference USA, which is expanding to 14 members even with four leaving for the Big East in 2013, announced its football schedule and new division alignments Wednesday.
Central Florida was eyeing a return to Conference USA championship game last year before a 21-point loss at Southern Methodist sent the Knights into a 2-5 tailspin to end the season.
The 16th annual Conference USA Tournament is slated to kick off Wednesday from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.