very important that they do this. The snubs in the 2014 NCAA tourney selection should have been a major wake-up call to the schools new to high-level basketball.
SMU wasn't on the map enough before Larry Brown came on board to have secured good enough OOC schedule for last season and it obviously came back to bite them in the ass. Their numbers didn't stack up well vs the other teams on the bubble but they clearly passed the eye test for those that actually watched them play a year ago.
Larry Brown has transformed that program and he should use his reputation and ties to secure better scheduling moving forward. I think that SMU snub served as a wake up call to the AAC and it's good to see that the conference as a whole is trying to get out in front of things to make sure this doesn't happen again.
This shouldn't affect us and Memphis much at all...Cincy tends to have some weak OOC schedules though