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MAC Basketball Power Rankings: Through Week 4

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Last week, we saw Eastern Michigan catapult their way up to #1 in our power rankings. But after a loss to Dayton, they had to step down with the Akron Zips playing as well as they are.

Rank Team Previously Last Week
1 Akron Zips 3 W- Arkansas Pine-Bluff, W- Western Illinois
2 Western Michigan 2 L- Northeastern
3 Eastern Michigan 1 W- Marygrove, L- Dayton
4 Toledo 4 W- Cleveland St., W- Chicago St.
5 Buffalo 5 L- St. Bonaventure, W- Robert Morris
6 Bowling Green 6 L- WKU, W- Alabama A&M
7 Central Michigan 7 L- Bradley, W- SIU-Edwardsville
8 Ohio 8 L- St. Bonaventure
9 Kent State 9 W- Kennesaw St
10 Northern Illinois 10 L- DePaul
11 Ball State 11 L- EIU, W- Indiana State
12 Miami 12 L- Dayton, L- IPFW

One way that you could look at this week is that the MAC had three teams not lose a game during Week 4: Akron, Toledo and Kent State. The only one that moved up in the rankings was Akron.

Eastern Michigan is a tough buy for a lot of us, and understandably so. The other top teams are scheduling harder teams early on, and there's a lot of merit in how closely some of us treat strength of schedule.

What's up with Ohio though? A loss to the Bonnies and the Bobcats are now 2-3 on the season. That's got me scratching my head.

But really, just a poor week for MAC shooty hoops. Once more teams start winning bigger games, then we'll see teams move in these polls, but we can't do that on weeks like these.