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AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
I guess the only thing the rest of us can hope for is a final AP poll # 1
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Unless TV demands the AAC be part of one of the contract bowls it is a marketing plan and one that sets a stage for bad feelings among fans of the member schools if it becomes an empty slogan.
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RE: AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
(05-03-2017 03:30 PM)Rob of NV Wrote:  Just because you say it is so, does not make it so.

http://gridironnow.com/american-athletic...onference/



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(05-03-2017 11:35 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Unless TV demands the AAC be part of one of the contract bowls it is a marketing plan and one that sets a stage for bad feelings among fans of the member schools if it becomes an empty slogan.

Of course its a marketing plan. The AAC is still a very new conference. Its about differentiation, branding, and creating an image. That said, if you read the plan it doesn't require a contract bowl---doesn't even mention a contract bowl. Virtually every one of its "pillars" discuss goals and bench marks that can only be accomplished via the efforts of its member schools. To the extent it makes demands, its making them of its own member schools and their fans--not the sports world.

Im curious if we see any real follow through in areas where its completely within our control--but might cause a little friction. One basketball bullet point is a good example. The basketball statement---"play strong schedules which will improve Conference RPI and lead to more tournament berths" is one in particular I have my eye on. Im watching that one to see if its all lip service or if its a real live initiative backed by a membership committed to action. If the AD's come out of the AAC Spring Meetings in late May with new scheduling guidelines for basketball---then this initiative might really be something that yields tangible improvement in the leagues development, performance, and perception. Its not the kind of thing that's going to make the AAC a power conference, but it could easily do some good when it comes time to negotiate the next tv deal.
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(05-03-2017 03:30 PM)Rob of NV Wrote:  Just because you say it is so, does not make it so.

http://gridironnow.com/american-athletic...onference/
So they are going to go with their own individual payment from the CFP and the other four get to be the Group of Four, splitting up what was previously the Group of Five payment?

Sure, go for it. More money for the rest of us.
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(05-03-2017 11:35 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Unless TV demands the AAC be part of one of the contract bowls it is a marketing plan and one that sets a stage for bad feelings among fans of the member schools if it becomes an empty slogan.


Only if any of the AAC teams go Independent that tv demands for them. Houston, Navy and UCF go Independent, and there could be demand for them. Boise State as well for MWC. Temple needs more tv ratings when they play against P5 schools. Once they do not play a P5 school? The ratings slide.

Could we see schools go Independent like BYU to claim to be part of the P5 that way? How many P5 schools want to play Boise State, Houston, Navy, Air Force or UCF in a year when those schools are winning?

What if Boise State goes 8-0 against P5 opponents in a year?
What if Houston goes 8-0 against a P5 opponents in a year?

Should they be considered playoff worthy team? Could these schools get a Notre Dame like treatment for the conferences?
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RE: AAC declares it is a "Power 6" conference.
There are two things that separate the "Power" conferences from everyone else.

1. A ridiculous media contract
2. A NY6 bowl tie-in

The AAC has neither, therefore, they fall in the "everyone else" category.

Sure, they can declare themselves "P6", they're the 6th best conference IMO. I guess the MWC can declare themselves "P7", and maybe C-USA can declare themselves "P8". I mean, there's only 10 FBS conferences. Heck, the Sun Belt should go all in with a "P10" campaign, helmet stickers and all!
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(05-03-2017 03:52 PM)TrojanCampaign Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 03:44 PM)UTEPDallas Wrote:  This is not going to end well.......

The American reminds me of the MWC before 2010. They claimed they were the 7th AQ league and that was with BYU, TCU and Utah which the AAC lacks. Just like the MWC, the AAC will learn that individual schools not entire conferences get picked by the cartel. But hey, at least I give them credit by trying.

I think that was a vastly different situation. The MWC was a great league that got good at the wrong time. Now all the power conferences are full with the exception of the Big 12.

The AAC teams are not going anywhere no matter how much they may want to.

I think a couple AAC teams will move up to the Big 12. BTW, I don't want that to happen. I want them to all stay with ECU.
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(05-04-2017 01:23 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 11:35 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Unless TV demands the AAC be part of one of the contract bowls it is a marketing plan and one that sets a stage for bad feelings among fans of the member schools if it becomes an empty slogan.

Of course its a marketing plan. The AAC is still a very new conference. Its about differentiation, branding, and creating an image. That said, if you read the plan it doesn't require a contract bowl---doesn't even mention a contract bowl. Virtually every one of its "pillars" discuss goals and bench marks that can only be accomplished via the efforts of its member schools. To the extent it makes demands, its making them of its own member schools and their fans--not the sports world.

Im curious if we see any real follow through in areas where its completely within our control--but might cause a little friction. One basketball bullet point is a good example. The basketball statement---"play strong schedules which will improve Conference RPI and lead to more tournament berths" is one in particular I have my eye on. Im watching that one to see if its all lip service or if its a real live initiative backed by a membership committed to action. If the AD's come out of the AAC Spring Meetings in late May with new scheduling guidelines for basketball---then this initiative might really be something that yields tangible improvement in the leagues development, performance, and perception. Its not the kind of thing that's going to make the AAC a power conference, but it could easily do some good when it comes time to negotiate the next tv deal.

First things first: Temple and USF need to get football stadiums. Thats tackey traveling to play in an NFL stadium. People in the AAC are more worried about ECU's OOC basketball schedules without seeing the elephant in the room.
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