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The Secret To The AAC Being P6
While the AAC football doesnt have a king pin anchor program--It also has few that are absolute cellar dwelling anchors. The budgets, recruiting territories, and quality facilities at every AAC school makes every school a potentially ranked football program in any given year. That depth is the the key argument to the AAC being seen as P6 one day. Every AAC school but one has been in the top 25 at least once in the last 6 years.




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With Tulsa being ranked Sunday, a look at the last season each AAC school has been ranked in AP Top 25 poll:
Cincinnati 2020
SMU 2020
UCF 2020
Memphis 2020
Tulsa 2020
Navy 2019
Houston 2018
USF 2018
Temple 2016
ECU 2014
Tulane 1998
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We're getting close! I don't see us ever reaching top10 with Fritz but top25 feels real close!
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That's awesome.

From an outsiders perspective, what makes the AAC P6 is the OOC results.

Many of the best American programs win key OOC games. That gets those early top 25 rankings. Then as the year goes on, to put this in wrestling terms, you get the rub.

It's an impressive advantage for sure.
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Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.


And you will still be a fan of a broke university in a broke state.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

UConn's riding a 21 game losing streak against the conference. Yall got demoted.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Well, we at least moved in the right direction by jettisoning some of our dead weight to the Big Villanova conference.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

teams like Cincy, Memphis, Houston, UCF, etc refuse to jettison their football programs into purgatory just to boost basketball...Memphis would have never played in the Cotton Bowl if we listened to folks like you.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.
And yet you’re still here.
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It is kind of P6-ish that when a lower -ranked AAC team loses, the victor moves up into the rankings. I recall last year when the polls and committee kept ranking ACC teams so that Clemson would have a viable CCG opponent and then a defendable Orange Bowl replacement: first VPI and then when UVA beat them, the Hoos moved up. So that's nice.
End of year AP rankings are what really matter. In the last five years, the AAC has 12 appearances in the final poll. That's more than the G4 conferences combined. 6 different teams; mwc comes close with five different teams. However, 4 of those only have one appearance, while 4 AAC teams have more than one appearance. Boise has finished ranked thrice, but so has UCF, and every one of those six has at least one final ranking better than Boise's best in the last five years. WMU's dream season finished #15, the best G4, and three AAC final rankings, two different teams, have been higher.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Sounds like "sour grapes" to me, coming from a UConn fan...
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(11-16-2020 09:22 AM)jedclampett Wrote:  
(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Sounds like "sour grapes" to me, coming from a UConn fan...

Salty sour grapes, that when made into wine taste like tears and failure with notes of delusion and ineptitude.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Why... Just why?
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(11-15-2020 09:24 PM)slhNavy91 Wrote:  It is kind of P6-ish that when a lower -ranked AAC team loses, the victor moves up into the rankings. I recall last year when the polls and committee kept ranking ACC teams so that Clemson would have a viable CCG opponent and then a defendable Orange Bowl replacement: first VPI and then when UVA beat them, the Hoos moved up. So that's nice.
End of year AP rankings are what really matter. In the last five years, the AAC has 12 appearances in the final poll. That's more than the G4 conferences combined. 6 different teams; mwc comes close with five different teams. However, 4 of those only have one appearance, while 4 AAC teams have more than one appearance. Boise has finished ranked thrice, but so has UCF, and every one of those six has at least one final ranking better than Boise's best in the last five years. WMU's dream season finished #15, the best G4, and three AAC final rankings, two different teams, have been higher.

I think Temple and Navy are the only 3 loss non P5 teams to end the year in the CFP poll. Temple’s 2016 ranking was based solely on the strength of the AAC as they had 0 P5 wins..
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(11-16-2020 09:22 AM)jedclampett Wrote:  
(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Sounds like "sour grapes" to me, coming from a UConn fan...

Cut WhalerFan some slack. He's just basking in the glow of a UConn football team that's enjoying an undefeated season for the first time in program history.
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IF Willie Fritz played Pratt in Navy 2nd half, Tulane would've been top25 going into Houston. Might've actually helped the conference overall and keep a 3rd AAC team in top25 season long.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

Thanks for the hockey team. Been really enjoying it these last couple seasons.
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(11-15-2020 08:18 PM)WhalerFan Wrote:  Just keep telling yourselves that and it'll still never come true. The fate is sealed with the latest contract. The AAC will never be a power conference.

(11-15-2020 08:19 PM)Pony94 Wrote:  And you will still be a fan of a broke university in a broke state.

(11-15-2020 08:22 PM)WhoseHouse? Wrote:  UConn's riding a 21 game losing streak against the conference. Yall got demoted.

(11-15-2020 08:35 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  teams like Cincy, Memphis, Houston, UCF, etc refuse to jettison their football programs into purgatory just to boost basketball...Memphis would have never played in the Cotton Bowl if we listened to folks like you.

(11-15-2020 09:20 PM)BraveKnight Wrote:  And yet you’re still here.

(11-16-2020 09:22 AM)jedclampett Wrote:  Sounds like "sour grapes" to me, coming from a UConn fan...

(11-16-2020 12:40 PM)Crowleys Ridge Tiger Wrote:  Salty sour grapes, that when made into wine taste like tears and failure with notes of delusion and ineptitude.

(11-16-2020 12:51 PM)Nameless Wrote:  Why... Just why?

(11-16-2020 03:35 PM)colohank Wrote:  Cut WhalerFan some slack. He's just basking in the glow of a UConn football team that's enjoying an undefeated season for the first time in program history.

Dayum! 03-lmfao
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Why is UCONN upset with the AAC? The AAC gave them a place for there football program. UCONN realized that they are a basketball school. It's cool UCONN went back to the Big East Conference. The AAC must replaced UCONN with full all sports member.
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Honestly the best thing the AAC can do to replace UConn is be patient. Don’t make any rush decisions to replace them. Are there good basketball teams out there? Yes! Are there good football teams out there? Yes! Is there a school out there that has both? Not currently! Sit tight for a few years and then reevaluate programs like Charlotte or Georgia St. Programs with the potential to be players but aren’t quite there yet.
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