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Buffalo Bulls Football: 2016 MAC Preseason Power Rankings

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Football season is less than a week away but one thing we haven't looked at as a site is where we think the rest of the conference stacks up. This year's preseason rankings have WMU at the #1 spot . Check out the full rankings below:

Rank Team Score LW CH Comment
1 WMU 1.0 - - The consensus #1 pick by our editors, WMU boasts plenty of firepower through the likes of Zach Terrell and Corey Davis to win the MAC
2 TOL 2.0 - - Toledo spent much of last season ranked all for naught. This year, they have a new head coach but bring back plenty of talent to win it this time.
3 NIU 3.0 - - NIU has made the MAC Championship game for the last six years and are within striking distance of a seventh straight appearance.
4 BG 4.3 - - The defending MAC Champs are a big question this year now that Dino Babers is off to Syracuse. Regardless, our editors still have them pretty high.
5 CMU 5.3 - - Returning Jesse Kroll and Cooper Rush will be huge for a Chippewas team that went 7-6 last season.
6 OHIO 6.0 - - Frank Solich has his work cut out for him now that his starting QB JD Sprague has left the team.
7 AKR 6.8 - - Akron looks to improve on a year where they made only their second bowl appearance ever.
8 BUFF 7.8 - - Although it's Leipold's second season with the Bulls, our editors place Buffalo in a familiar place from last season.
9 KENT 9.5 - - Kent is probably the dark horse in this back half of the standings. The Golden Flashes return many key pieces to a strong defensive unit.
10 BALL 9.8 - - With a new coaching staff on hand, Ball State is set up for some growing pains.
11 M-OH 11.3 - - They were once a strong program but the RedHawks continue to go on a backwards trajectory.
12 EMU 11.5 - - EMU continues to be the poster child of mediocrity in the MAC.