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Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
Since 2005, Big East FB was consistently ranked higher than the Big 10 and the ACC by the computers. A simple question: if all goes well for us, can the AAC duplicate that feat?

My answer ... I think it's possible, but the odds of it happening are slim.

To be a "success", I think we just need to be consistently closer to the #5 conference (probably the ACC) than the #7 conference (probably the MWC). That is a very realistic goal.
05-04-2013 11:03 PM
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RE: Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
I just don't see any way being ranked ahead of the B10/ACC is going to happen in the next few years.

Keeping ahead of the other non-guaranteed conferences should be an attainable goal immediately.
05-04-2013 11:42 PM
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I think it depends on what the ESPN Hype Machine decides to do.
05-04-2013 11:51 PM
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IF our tv exposure is as good as what Mike Aresco said it will be, I expect our recruting to be better is what we currently get... IMHO, I say, YES.
05-05-2013 01:18 AM
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RE: Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
It's definitely possible, but I agree that it depends heavily on ESPN and having zero defections. Even though there appears to be some stability in realignment right now, I would think that if Cinci, UConn, Houston, or Temple leave that it would have deep ramifications that would effect if ESPN would be willing to promote the conference as much.
05-05-2013 01:56 AM
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Can't have any crushing blow outs to the P5 and NO LOSSES TO FCS teams!
05-05-2013 07:15 AM
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RE: Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
Just for example, these Sagarins for average conference rankings would be acceptable for us:

5) ACC ... #41
6) AAC ... #52
7) MWC ... #68

We must at least accomplish something like those numbers (closer to the ACC than the MWC). If we do better than that, I'll be mildly surprised and extremely happy.
(This post was last modified: 05-05-2013 08:12 AM by UConn-SMU.)
05-05-2013 08:04 AM
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RE: Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
The group of schools that comprise the AAC have more tradition and recent performance than any other group among the G5.

I think the AAC will surprise a lot of people as to how strong it will be on the football field.
05-05-2013 09:21 AM
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It's a new world for the league. No longer will we have AQ status, so we will be judged by how often our champion gets that BCS bowl slot and wins the game. That will be the way this league ill be judged and seeing from outside.
05-05-2013 09:38 AM
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RE: Can AAC FB match what Big East FB did?
Depends on the public perception. Definitely not gonna be easy, but if a couple schools step up then It's possible.
05-05-2013 09:57 AM
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