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
- Ohio Bobcats (9) 69
- Miami RedHawks (3) 61
- Bowling Green Falcons 45
- Akron Zips 41
- Buffalo Bulls 20
- Kent State Golden Flashes 16
MAC West Division