PHILADELPHIA — The American produced a national champion in its first season in 2014.

The odds of another title in 2019 aren’t high.

But here is what I learned over the course of men’s basketball media day Monday in Philadelphia: There is tremendous depth with nine schools having a legit shot to be a player for an NCAA tournament berth.

Here are the revised power rankings for the AAC.

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1. UCF: The Knights look the part. I mean, Tacko Fall is 7-7! He told me he grew an inch. He’s healthy and he’s as much a distraction defensively as he is an intimidating force offensively when he finishes. But the experience of B.J. Taylor at the point, Aubrey Dawkins (healthy too) on the wing and Chad Brown as the complement to Fall means Johnny Dawkins has a second weekend type of team. Yes, the sleeping giant of UCF has awoken. This team/school is for real.

Postseason prediction: NCAA tournament