Mich.- Central Michigan is predicted to win the Mid-American Conference
West Division this season. In the preseason polls released by the MAC on
Tuesday, the Chippewas were picked to finish second in the conference behind
the East Division’s Kent State.
Toledo and Eastern Michigan were predicted to finish second
and third, respectively, behind Central Michigan in the West Division, and each
received one vote for the predicted MAC tournament champion.
Kent State, defending MAC tournament champion, was selected
to win the East Division and repeat as MAC tournament champion. The Golden
Flashes were predicted to finish ahead of Miami and Bowling Green.
With 15 letterwinners coming back this season, the Chippewas
look to continue their momentum from last April. Central Michigan closed out
the 2012 season winning 16 of its last 20 games, including 10 straight from
April 29-May 13. The Chippewas were MAC tournament runners-up last spring,
losing to Kent State.
1. Kent State (72 points)
2. Miami (58)
3. Bowling Green (44)
4. Ohio (34)
5. Akron (25)
6. Buffalo (19)
1. Central Michigan (65 points)
2. Toledo (60)
3. Eastern Michigan (54)
4. Western Michigan (36)
5. Ball State (23)
6. Northern Illinois (15)
Kent State (9 votes), Central Michigan (1), Eastern Michigan (1), Toledo (1)