Well, Temple probably thinks they are already in a better place (the AAC).
UMass would likely love to be right there beside them, and it could happen if Navy were to drop out of the AAC, or the AAC wanted to go to 14.
Sadly, this thinking will steer their athletics into extinction. Temple's football is going to be in so much financial trouble the longer this AAC thing escalates. They didn't make money when they had Penn State, Miami, BC, Pitt, WVU, and Syracuse routinely on the schedule...what's going to change when it's SMU, UCF, Memphis, and Tulsa? Their basketball is going to a 2-3 bid league, just like the current C-USA...when the A10 is probably still a 3+'er. The school is so Philly-heavy...it thrives off the Big 5 and its multiple games with the likes of La Salle and St. Joe's. When those go, so will Temple's hoops program.
UMass' AAC fate is with UConn. If UConn will play nicely, which I don't think they will, UMass can get a huge rub. More than likely, though, I think the AAC will try to "fill in" the east with the likes of Marshall, ODU, Charlotte, or push yet again for Army's football-only status.