Welcome in. If you're new to the process, every Monday morning I assemble the Power Pyramid, constructed of teams from outside the Big Seven: that's the major six conferences, plus the upgraded Atlantic 10 this year. The Mountain West is determined to monopolize this thing, however. See today's rankings for the latest proof.
So who's gone where? Why? What does it mean? Who benefits and who suffers? I'm laying it out for you here, just as conference play gets underway and these programs begin playing in new sheds on the road, fledgling rivalries just out of the box, still smelling like plastic. Try your best to not be confused; try your worst to get as frustrated as possible.