- May 1, 2009
This is true. The loss of Xavier, Temple and Bradley did hurt the A10. I think Davidson was a good addition but GMU has yet to materialize from the cellar. But part of the issue has been depletion of top teams over to the P5/6 as well as P5/6 scheduling that have hurt most all MM conferences across the board. And now the no sit transfer rule will further erode non-p5/6 conferences.VCU joined the A-10 for stiffer competition, not for cakewalks against downtrodden foes. Anyone know the A-10's NCAA record since the Rams joined the fold? Maybe conference should remove the "A" from title - "C"-10 might be a more fitting grade. "C" stands for mediocre.
Nonetheless, we are still in a better place than we were in the CAA. And just look how far the CAA has fallen since 2012. I am happy to be a member of the A10 but would be even happier if either a few A10 cellar dwellers left the conference or majorly upped their game or we found a new home in a P5/6 conference like the BE. I think the attrition the A10 saw in 2013/14 will happen in the AAC when a few of their better football and bball schools get scarfed up by the majors when conference alignment occurs in a few years. So not sure a move to the AAC would benefit us in the long run.