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How Many NCAA Bids Will the AAC Get in 2022?

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The AAC boasts arguably its best field in conference history this season.

The 2021-2022 AAC Men’s Basketball league boasts at least six teams that can legitimately be considered contenders for an NCAA Tournament.

The Houston Cougars coming off a trip to the NCAA Tournament with most of its key components (with the notable exception of Quinton Grimes) returning.

Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers return their top two scorers while boasting super recruit Jalen Duren,

Wichita State returns conference co-player of the year Tyson Etienne and a battle-tested roster.

The SMU Mustangs finds themselves in a similar situation, as they will be built around future NBA standout Kendric Davis.

The UCF Knights returns almost everyone from a team that got better as the 2020-2021 season grew older.

Earlier this week, I sang the praises of the roster that Wes Miller has built up for our Cincinnati Bearcats.

Several of these teams are bound to have good seasons. It will be hard for the NCAA to justify making this stacked league a two-bid conference once again.