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MAC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 10

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A new team takes over the number one spot after Toledo's loss at home.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another new team rises to the number one spot after a tough loss.

This time it's the Buffalo Bulls' turn to take over the pole position; well deserved after holding serve at home this week.

Rank Team Record Previously Last Week
1 Buffalo 12-4 (3-1) 2 W - Northern Illinois, W - Miami
2 Akron 12-5 (3-1) 4 W - Bowling Green, W - Central Michigan
3 Western Michigan 12-5 (3-1) 6 W - Ball State, W - at Toledo
4 Toledo 10-7 (2-2) 1 W - at Ohio, L - Western Michigan
5 Bowling Green 11-4 (3-1) 3 L - at Akron, W - Ball State
6 Central Michigan 12-3 (2-2) 5 W - Miami, L - at Akron
7 Kent State 12-5 (3-1) 9 W - Eastern Michigan, W - Ohio
8 Eastern Michigan 12-5 (1-3) 7 L - at Kent State, W - Northern Illinois
9 Ball State 7-8 (2-2) 8 L - at Western Michigan , L - at Bowling Green
10 Northern Illinois 7-8 (1-3) 10 L - at Buffalo, L - at Eastern Michigan
11 Miami 6-11 (1-3) 12 L - at Central Michigan, L - at Buffalo
12 Ohio 5-10 (0-4) 11 L - Toledo, L - at Kent State

Akron certainly has a case to be the number one team, as the Zips' home wins were stronger than Buffalo's. Western Michigan picked up the biggest win of the week, winning at Savage Arena.

Two other MAC East teams are 3-1 in Kent State and Bowling Green, and each is probably a tad underrated. Yes, the Falcons looks out of sorts against Akron, but the Zips have been invincible in MAC home games so far. Kent State has beaten Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois and Ohio, which aren't the best wins in the conference so far. But, they're winning games they should, and that is paramount to having a competitive season within the conference.

It's also surprising to see Ohio in dead last. With the success of the program, a solid new head coach, and guys like Maurice Ndour and Javarez Willis, it's baffling that they haven't won a single game.

Thoughts?