14. The American Conference
This is another thing to monitor regarding UConn. The American Conference has often been an afterthought, but the addition of Wichita State gives this league a completely different feel than it’s had since it was created. The Shockers and Cincinnati are both ranked in the top 15 of the FanRag Sports Top 25 while Temple, Houston, UConn, SMU, UCF, and Houston are all legitimate NCAA Tournament contenders. How will Wichita State handle better competition? How many teams will the American Conference put in the 2018 NCAA Tournament? These are all questions to ponder over the next five months.