|1||TOL||1.2||2||1||Nearly a unanimous pick as the #1 MAC team after they dispatched #18 Arkansas. I'm guessing if they knock off Iowa State this week the last holdout goes their way next week.|
|2||NIU||2.6||1||-1||NIU needs to get over the slow starts or they may find themselves on the wrong end of a deficit. For now though they only find themselves out of first because of Toledo's win|
|3||OHIO||3.6||7||4||Ohio won the Battle of the Bell and moved up four spots. Conrad throws them out as his number one pick most everyone else had them after Bowling Green.|
|4||BG||3.8||5||1||Maryland provided a little resistance to Bowling Green but in the end the Falcons won easily and move up a spot. Terps fans call it "our worst loss in years" but it's not a huge surprise|
|5||WMU||5.0||3||-2||Throttled by Georgia Southern WMU is now off to an 0-2 start. They have Murray State next week and then Ohio State. A 1-3 start for Fleck is very probable.|
|6||BUF||6.2||4||-2||The good news for Buffalo is that they won't face a front seven like Penn State again this year. The bad news is that now there is a lot of film in how to stifle their offense.|
|7||CMU||7.6||8||1||Central Michigan's Cooper rush may give the Chips a shot at some MAC West upsets this season.|
|8||BSU||7.8||5||-3||It's not that they lost. It's how they lost 49 to 3 at the half. We will have a better idea of who the Cards are after they play EMU this week.|
|9||EMU||9.2||12||3||First road non conference win in a log time for EMU when combined with a near win verse ODU in week one it's starting to look like there is life inYpsi|
|10||AKR||9.8||11||1||Akron loses and gains a spot, that is how bad UMass and Miami were this week.|
|11||MASS||10.6||10||-1||Last season UMass gave Colorado a fight this season the Minutemen were supposed to be a stronger squad yet they got Killed in their season opener.|
|12||MIA||11.6||9||-3||Miami had one of MAC harder OOC games this season but to be shut out does not bode well for the RedHawks|
|13||KENT||12.0||13||0||Kent's blowout of Delaware State did not get them out of the cellar. But Miami's drop puts the Hawks in shooting distance.|
So how are teams moving around after three polls?
Big Gainers -
The team with the most positive momentum seems to be EMU though Ohio is certainly a big gainer after starting 2-0 with not only two G5 wins but one against their hated rival.
Big Losers -
Ball State is clearly in a spiral. They did not have a very impressive win vs VMI and then had a game against Texas A&M. We don't know who Ball State is but we will get a better idea this week.
Game to watch - From ranking perspective it has to be Ball State at EMU. A loss in Ypsi will move the Cards into the bottom third and move the Eagles to 2-1 with the sole loss coming in the waning moments versus a G5 squad.