Monday, July 25, 2011

My 2011 MAC Presason Poll

MAC Media Day takes place on Tuesday and last night I filled out my preseason poll. Here is what I came up with.
I know putting CMU fourth won't win me any friends, but CMU still has a lot to prove. They need to show that they can win the close games instead of lose them this year.
I like Toledo for their play-making ability and their experience, as they return a total of 20 starters, including the kickers. Western Michigan also has a lot of returners this season and a good quarterback in Alex Carder. NIU has the tradition, but they have so many changes going on, I don't see them being able to contend.
In the East, I like Ohio because of Frank Solich, and his coaching experience in a division that is very up in the air.
For the MAC Champ, give me Toledo. I think this is the year all those risky recruits will pay off for Tim Beckman.

East Division:
1st- Ohio
2nd- Miami
3rd- Temple
4th- Kent State
5th- Bowling Green
6th- Akron
7th- Buffalo

West Division:
1st- Toledo
2nd- Western Michigan
3rd- Northern Illinois
4th- Central Michigan
5th- Ball State
6th- Eastern Michigan

2011 MAC Football Championship winner: Toledo

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