I am probably just late to the party, but for the first time I think that we may actually be left out of the "power conferences" when they break apart in the next 10-20 years. I always thought that we were in a bad spot now, but would be fine in the long run (as long as we could survive until our life boat arrived). I thought that there was no way they could exclude UConn from the eventual formation of the "Power Conferences". I tried to apply rational thought and thinking--but I guess that was a huge mistake. How could we be left out? If you were to take any objective combination of criteria for inclusion, we would rank in the Top 40 of any list. There are likely to be at least 64 teams in the "Power Division". How could we possibly be left out when schools like Wake Forest, Purdue, Northwestern, Washington State, and Baylor are included. It makes no rational sense. But for the first time, I actually think that the chances are greater than 50% that we are left out. It is excruciating to even think about. But unfortunately I think the scarlet letter (quite ironic writing that) has been placed on our chest and we are going to be excluded. I hope to all hell that I am wrong, but for the first time I am on the nay-sayers bandwagon.