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Not Everything Is MACtion ‘Five Stat’ Standings

Eastern Michigan v LSU Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The Not Everything Is MACtion weekly standings are based on a formula that believes dominating in 5 key stats will lead a team to MAC wins.

Standings

  1. Eastern Michigan 1-0 at Missouri
  2. Central Michigan 1-0 at Oklahoma State
  3. Toledo 1-0 vs. Maine
  4. Ohio 0-1 at Kansas
  5. Western Michigan 1-0 vs. North Carolina Central
  6. Ball State 1-0 at Indiana
  7. Akron 1-0 at Wisconsin
  8. Northern Illinois 0-1 at South Florida
  9. Kent State 0-1 vs. North Carolina A&T
  10. Miami (Ohio) 0-1 vs. Eastern Illinois
  11. Buffalo 0-1 BYE
  12. Bowling Green 0-1 vs. North Dakota

Small sample size, Big 10 games, and FCS opponents means it’ll be a few weeks until an accurate estimate of the season is unveiled. However based solely on week 1, EMU is on top, and BGSU is on the bottom. Will it last? Probably not, however week 1 is for the anarchists, so enjoy it.

*Game of the Week: Ohio at Kansas & Ball State at Indiana.

Despite the WMU win at Northwestern, the MAC was underwhelming losing 3 games to FCS and G5 opponents. A win or two against bottom tier P5 schools should help the conference’s reputation.

The Five Key Stats

Points/Game

  1. Eastern Michigan: 61
  2. Ohio: 54
  3. Central Michigan: 49

10. Buffalo: 16
11. Kent State: 13
12. Bowling Green: 10

Yards/Play

  1. Akron: 8.6
  2. Central Michigan: 7.57
  3. Toledo: 7.32

10. Buffalo: 4.91
11. Kent State: 4.04
12. Bowling Green: 3.39

Turnover Margin

1. Eastern Michigan: +1
2. Ohio: +1
3. Central Michigan: +1
4. Western Michigan: +1

11. Miami: -3
12. Buffalo: -4

3rd Down Conversion %

1. Toledo: 70.59%
2. Eastern Michigan 45.45%
2. Central Michigan 45.45%

9. Buffalo 29.41%
9. Kent State 29.41%
11. Northern Illinois 27.78%
12. Bowling Green 18.75%

Point Differential

  1. Eastern Michigan: +47
  2. Central Michigan: +46
  3. Akron: +23

10. Kent State: -20
11. Miami: -24
12. Bowling Green: -67