THE FAVORITEBowling Green returns the most starters in the MAC, including its entire set of skill-position players on offense and the entire secondary on defense. That bodes well in a league where offenses tend to outpace defenses.
THE HOPEFULSCentral Michigan is the two-time defending champ and will be in the hunt for an unprecedented third consecutive title. Miami ( Ohio) and Ball State have playmakers.
GAMES TO WATCH Minnesota at BGSU, Sept. 6
Western Michigan at Central Michigan, Oct. 18
Miami (Ohio) at BGSU, Oct. 18
BSU at C. Michigan, Nov. 19
Miami at Toledo, Nov. 21
PLAYERS TO WATCHOffense | Eugene Jarvis, RB, Kent State
Defense | Barry Church, SS, Toledo
|1. B. Green||1. C. Michigan|
|2. Miami (Ohio)||2. W. Michigan|
|3. Temple||3. N. Illinois|
|4. Buffalo||4. Toledo|
|5. Kent State||5. Ball State|
|6. Akron||6. E. Michigan|