The AAC media poll was released on July 16, 2019, with the Mustangs predicted to finish fourth in the AAC West Division.
Media poll (West)
Votes (1st place)
SMU's 2019 schedule will begin with four non-conference games: first on the road against Arkansas State of the Sun Belt Conference, then at home against North Texas of Conference USA, then at home against Texas State, also of the Sun Belt Conference, and finally on the road against cross-town rival TCU of the Big 12 Conference. In American Athletic Conference play, the Mustangs will play the other members of the West Division and draw East Carolina, South Florida, and Temple from the East Division. They will not play Cincinnati, Connecticut, or UCF as part of the regular season.