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.
|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.