fighting muskie wrote:
Yes UConn feels incredibly slighted right now and they should be, but that has little bearing on UMass's future or the overall direction that the AAC will take as a conference.
When this proposed super-division may happen, a lot more shall feel even more slighted.
UConn is obvious, still a bridesmaid in waiting.
Cincy feels they have what it takes to move up, demonstrating some success for it.
Houston feels they deserve the B12. SMU too.
BYU went independent after Utah got a PAC12 invite.
WVU is thankful they got into the B12, but landed outside their territory.
Boise thinks they proved to deserve better as they head back to the MWC.
SDSU believes the PAC12 or B12 should take them.
USF and UCF think they should be up there with FSU, Miami and UF.
The list goes on...........
The AAC and MWC may be in a bit of competition with each other to position themselves just on the edge, but slightly below, the Power Five. They'll be the two that are hit if any of the power conferences make additions outside of each other and maybe BYU.
They may have a new "feeder" role here.
What may end up happening with UMass and Army fb remains unclear. Am certain the AAC already looked at UMass and determined, at least, "not yet".