NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power.
"We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose to call them, and we consider ourselves a power conference as well," Aresco said Tuesday. "We're not going to take a backseat to anyone. We see the landscape as five plus one and we're knocking on the door. Our goal is to be in the conversation as the sixth power conference. I believe by virtue of our performance that we already are."