Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin, when told that bracketologist Joe Lunardi had U.C. on the outside looking in unless they scored a win against a tournament team, responded by knocking the A10. He said rhetorically, "You mean to tell me that Syracuse wouldn't win the A10?"
They might or they might not. Syracuse is on par talent wise with XU and Dayton, but not superior. One thing is for sure, Cincinnati wouldn't win the A-10.
By the way, XU and Dayton are collectively 2-0 vs. Big East (Cincinnati & Marquette).