The AAC will need development, but besides having four teams rated in the top 42 by Sagarin, it also has six teams with current SOS in the top 100, which is more than the B12, ACC, and SEC has and the same as the PAC, with only the B10 having more. So maybe the AAC teams are making the effort to improve.
And this month UConn has played two of the top ACC teams and beaten them by 18 on the road and 31 at home, so do you think they wouldn't beat the chaff of the conference also by 40? Just don't see the point in the continuous ragging on the AAC, especially as the doom-and-gloom horror scenarios painted previously have not appeared and the conference is settling in at that same #6 spot that the Big East used to occupy. The situations obviously aren't the same, but that #6 rated BEast with UConn at the head took three spots in the FF two years ago, a feat that 6 years before that in 2006 might have seemed unlikely to happen as it was the ACC that had three teams in the FF and the BEast had none. It takes time for good things to develop, and patience is a virtue, supposedly.