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2016 MAC Football Power Rankings Week Two

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The NIU power outage continues

Rank Wk 1 Rank Team Record Points (first place votes) Notes from Week Two
1 1 Western Michigan Broncos 2-0 14 (9) Not even an evacuation of the stadium due to weather could stop the Broncos on Saturday, as Corey Davis and friends exploded for 70 points in a rout of North Carolina Central
2 2 Toledo Rockets 2-0 24 (1) The competition wasn't impressive, but the Rockets were, beating down Maine 45-3. The defense did not allow a single point after the first quarter.
3 3 Central Michigan Chippewas 2-0 32 (1) Sure was an interesting week for the Chips. One moment, they were done, the next an Oklahoma State intentional grounding penalty led to a play that definitely shouldn't have been allowed to happen. At least this time Central actually won following a successful hail mary
4 8 Ohio Bobcats 1-1 56 The biggest mover of the week was the Bobcats, following their victory over...Kansas. That says all you need to know about the state of the MAC East
5 4 Akron Zips 1-1 65 A slight fall for the Zips after a more than slight defeat at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers. The Akron offense just wasn't the same Saturday, though, Wisconsin definitely isn't VMI
5 5 Ball State Cardinals 1-1 65 The Cardinals lost by 10 to in-state rival Indiana this weekend, surrendering their bragging rights for their first time in three meetings. The final score looks encouraging, but important to note Mike Neu's squad trailed 30-3 headed into the fourth quarter
7 6 Eastern Michigan Eagles 1-1 82 The Eagles got a taste of their own medicine in Columbia, giving up 60 points a week after scoring 60 of their own. Just when we thought EMU was ready to turn the corner, another game of "wait and see" begins
8 9 Bowling Green Falcons 1-1 83 Bowling Green started hot against North Dakota, leading 14-0 after the first quarter, but was out scored in the final three quarters by the FCS opponent. Not a good look for the defending MAC champs.
9 7 Northern Illinois Huskies 0-2 88 Things are, well, not good in Northern Illinois. The Huskies are 0-2 and were not competitive in their 48-17 loss to South Florida. To top it all off, it looks like NIU will be without Drew Hare due to injury.
10 10 Miami RedHawks 0-2 107

The bad news: the RedHawks fell to Eastern Illinois, an FCS program

The good news: FCS programs went 2-1 against the MAC

actually wait, that's not a good thing

11 11 Kent State Golden Flashes 0-2 118 The Flashes haven't figured out how to move the ball on offense at this point, and it's likely it will stay that way all season. The defense held North Carolina A&T to just 17 points, but the offense could not muster 18, so to overtime they went to learn their fate
12 12 Buffalo Bulls 0-1 124 The rest of the division imploding against supposedly inferior competition was definitely a good look for Buffalo, but the bye week was not enough to erase the damage from the Albany loss.