The American Athletic Conference has finalized the league's two six-team divisions.
The division format begins in 2015 when Navy joins the conference as a football-only member. The AAC West will consist of Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa, while the East is made up of Cincinnati, UConn, UCF, East Carolina, South Florida and Temple. Navy was the only school that wasn't slotted geographically. "Texas is our No. 1 state for players," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "So we'd prefer to play at either Houston or SMU every year. No plan is perfect, and we'll be happy wherever they put us." The AAC will have 11 teams in 2014, with East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa joining from Conference USA, and Louisville bolting for the ACC and Rutgers to the Big Ten.
Fri, May 30, 2014 07:58:00 PM