Commissioner Mike Aresco says the goal of the American Athletic Conference “is to be in the conversation as the sixth power conference.”
Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. The UConn Huskies were the #9 preseason pick.
The new American Athletic Conference, which includes the University of Connecticut, has unveiled its new logo, in preparation for its July 1 launch.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The shifting world of college sports conferences has shifted again, with the addition of two teams to the Big East — one as full member and one for football only.