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MAC Football Power Rankings: Toledo still No. 1, Ohio still top-5

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Not a good weekend for the MAC, so there's very little movement in these polls.

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It wasn't a very good Saturday for the MAC yesterday. The only teams to win their out-of-conference games were Toledo, Bowling Green and Akron. Some games were close, but losing close games doesn't always bump you up in these power rankings. And away we go:

Rank Team Points (First place picks) Preseason Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
1 Toledo 13 (11) 1 2 1 1
2 Bowling Green 27 (1) 3 4 2 3
3 Northern Illinois 35 2 1 3 2
4 Ohio 56 7 7 4 4
5 Western Michigan 61 4 3 5 5
6 Ball State 76 5 5 7 6
7 Central Michigan 78 10 9 6 8
8 Buffalo 101 8 8 8 7
9 Akron 106 9 11 11 10
10 Massachusetts 118 6 6 9 9
11 Kent State 127 12 13 12 12
12 Eastern Michigan 145 13 12 10 11
13 Miami 149 12 10 13 13

Honestly, I was expecting to Toledo to be our unanimous first place team in the rankings, but it looks like there's somebody that thinks otherwise. The Rockets (3-0) won last night by easily taking care of the Arkansas State Red Wolves 37-7. Bowling Green flips with Northern Illinois at 2/3 again after the Falcons beat their second Big Ten opponent and the Huskies suffering a loss against Boston College.

It just seemed like a bunch of teams around the conference were close in their games but couldn't pull out with wins. The Ohio Bobcats stuck around with Minnesota, Central Michigan was in a one-possession game in the fourth quarter at Michigan State before losing by 20, Ball State suffered only a 5-point loss to Northwestern, Buffalo's loss to Nevada was only by 3, Kent State lost in double overtime to Marshall. If a couple of these ended in wins, then our rankings wouldn't be so stagnant to last week's.

But out-of-conference games just about done, so now we'll see some more movement on these polls in the coming weeks.

Voters: Alex Alvarado, Brandon Fitzsimons, Brandon Hickey, Keith Scheessele, James Jimenez, Matthew Gritzmacher, Norman Miller, Justin Coffin, Russ Johnson, Chris Manning, Nick Fries, Matt Hammond