MAC Power Rankings: Ball State Ascends

Sep 8, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; Ball State Cardinals quarterback Keith Wenning (10) passes during the second quarter of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE
Rank Squad Change Comment
1 Ohio The Bobcats should be a little concerned it took a last minute interception to seal a win but struggled as they may Ohio is now over the "hard" part of their schedule
2 Toledo 1 They handled Bowling Green pretty well and with NIU struggling a bit against Army Toledo is starting to look a bit secure atop the west
3 Ball State 3 It pains me to say this but the Cardinals might be for real this season. They are 1-0 in conference and have a win over a Big10 team, despite a near collapse.
4 Northern Illinois -1 While it was on the road this is still a game that NIU had hoped to dominate in. Instead the Huskies get out of west point with a 1 point 4th quarter comeback win
5 Western Michigan It's not a shameful loss, but still WMU had a crack at about the most moribund program in the BigTen and came up short.
6 Bowling Green -2 If Bowling Green is the clear number two in the east than Toledo just exposed how weak the division is this season.
7 Kent Enjoyed A week off waiting for Buffalo
8 Buffalo Enjoyed A week off waiting for Kent
9 Miami Kept it interesting for a half but Miami it still looking like a team that is rebuilding. The Good news is that Dysert is not making any big mistakes so far.
10 Akron Akron made Buffalo's 56 points on Morgan state seem merciful. The zips put up 700 plus yards of offense on the Bears, most of it in the air
11 Central Michigan Idle
12 UMass 1 A 13-63 loss against Michigan moves them slightly ahead of Eastern Michigan who lost to Purdue 16-54
13 Eastern Michigan -1 Well it didn't take long for EMU to go from MAC West Dark Horse Candidate to possibly the worst team in the conference.
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