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MAC Coaches Poll Is Out, Toledo and Ohio Tops In Each Division

Almost everyone gets a first place vote in the West

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The Mid-American conference did their own coaches poll and a couple of things jumped out at me. In the East there are three distinct tiers. I wonder if the race will hold to such clear cut lines.

In the West, everyone but Eastern Michigan received a first place vote. Ball State received 1 more point than Kent State did, but received a first place vote. I really don’t have a problem with the variety of first place votes because I believe the West will be wild this year.

2017 MAC Head Football Coaches Preseason Poll

Team (First Place Votes) Points

MAC East Division

  1. Ohio Bobcats (9) 69
  2. Miami RedHawks (3) 61
  3. Bowling Green Falcons 45
  4. Akron Zips 41
  5. Buffalo Bulls 20
  6. Kent State Golden Flashes 16

MAC West Division

  1. Toledo Rockets (7) 66
  2. Western Michigan Broncos (2) 58
  3. Northern Illinois Huskies (1) 45
  4. Eastern Michigan Eagles 35
  5. Central Michigan Chippewas (1) 31
  6. Ball State Cardinals (1) 17