It is a difficult situation. It seemed that when the rule was you were AA the next year then teams stepped up to it and built for it. Whereas now the teams that make the major and should be starting to be AA instead pickup more AA players or merge with another A team and stay A.
So do we put the onus on the team to build for AA or put the onus on the committee to try and determine if they are A or AA when most likely they won't be a true AA team.
If they came back with the exact same roster (which never happens) then they obviously should probably be A. But teams don't stand pat but also stand to lose players if they don't move up.