Not a whole lot of movement this week because only eight of the MAC's 13 teams played and in those games there were no upsets. Kent and NIU each picked up a fractional point in our average rankings but only enough to tie the team in front of them.
|1||TOL||1.0||1||0||Still everyone's number one pick ahead of a Tuesday nighter against NIU. For a few seasons the Huskies have been the one thing standing between Toledo and a MACC.|
|2||BG||2.0||2||0||Bowling Green can effectively sew up the east division if they get past the Ohio Bobcats. After that games vs the best of the West.|
|3||WMU||4.0||3||0||WMU Keeps on rolling as their win streak has moved to four games. If they get past the Cards next week they will be Bowling again.|
|3||NIU||4.0||4||1||It's early but NIU is *4th* in the MAC West right now. If they can dash the hopes of Toledo once again they are right back in the drivers seat.|
|5||CMU||4.8||5||0||CMU has two weeks to prepare for their matchup with Toledo, a game which might be an early MAC West Championship game.|
|6||BUF||6.0||6||0||A very ugly win for Buffalo in Miami but Lance Leipold has the Bulls at 4-4 with at least three games they have a good shot of winning. Not bad for year one in the FBS.|
|7||OHIO||7.3||7||0||Ohio needed the bye, badly. Riding a two game losing streak into Bowling Green is not a fun place to be for the Bobcats.|
|8||BSU||7.5||8||0||UMass gave the cards a little bit of a game but not enough to drop Ball State in the standings.|
|9||AKR||9.3||9||0||Akron's defense can keep them in any given game but they are inconsistent and have no offense to back them up.|
|10||MASS||10.0||10||0||Well it's official. The UMass stint in the MAC will not include a bowl game. At they are 5-31 since joining the MAC|
|11||EMU||11.3||11||0||MAC Pillow fight of the week coming up with Miami, could be EMU's only shot at a conference win this season.|
|11||KENT||11.3||12||1||Buffalo should not overlook Kent. The Flashes are smarting after getting shut out versus Bowling Green and have had two weeks to prepare.|
|13||MIA||12.8||13||0||Miami had a chance to get their first MAC win versus Buffalo but they lat the Bulls hang on. Next up is Kent.|
With some huge matchups coming up there is going to be big shakeups so think of this weeks Power Rankings as the calm before an oncoming storm.