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Mid American Conference Media Poll Picks UB at 4th in the East

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Despite one of the divisions more tepid schedules the media members at hand for this years MAC media games picked the Bulls to finish behind Bowling Green, Akron, and Ohio in the Eastern Division.  Bowling Green was also selected to win the 2014 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game.

In the East Division, Bowling Green was selected with 144 total points followed by second-place Akron with 114 points.  In the West Division, it was a narrow margin as only four points separated the top two spots with Toledo gathering 114 points, followed by second-place Northern Illinois with 110 points.

Obviously the members of the conference media pool see a UB team without Mack, Neutz, Oliver, and Johnson as being at best a middle of the pack squad. It will be up to Joe Licata, his offensive line, and a defense led by Adam Redden to prove them wrong.

Buffalo finished fourth with 87 points, followed by Kent State, Miami and UMass

In the west Toledo racked up 11 first-place votes in the to propel the Rockets to first place with 114 points.  Toledo welcomes back 45 veterans and 17 starters from last year's team. As always there are a couple of CMU true believers in the poll. Yet despite their two first place votes the Chips still end up 4th in the west.

Rank Team #1 Points
MAC East Division
1. Bowling Green (18) 144
2. Akron (3) 114
3. Ohio 107
4. Buffalo 87
5. Kent State 72
6. Miami 43
7. UMass 23
MAC West Division
1. Toledo (11) 114
2. Northern Illinois (8) 110
3. Ball State 82
4. Central Michigan (2) 67
5. Western Michigan 44
6. Eastern Michigan 24