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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Conference Power Rankings: Mid-American Conference

Wally Szczerbiak is no longer here to help provide
excitement for MAC fans in March.  Luckily Ohio is having
some fans talk of an at-large bid thanks to a hot start.
In the 1990's the MAC was one of the best mid-major conferences often sending multiple schools to the NCAA Tournament. In the last decade they've been passed by the MVC, WCC, and arguably the Colonial, too.  In fact the conference hasn't earned multiple bids since 1999 when Kent St. (11) and Miami (10) - who had All-American Wally Szczerbiak - each qualified. I'm not trying to pile on but in the past ten NCAA Tournaments (2002-2011) the conference has gone 5-10 with three of those wins coming from Kent St. in 2002.

Unfortunately I've been unable to catch any MAC games except for the Northern Illinois-Purdue tilt which was quite possibly the biggest mismatch I've ever seen between two Division I teams.  Follow this link to an accurate assessment by people who actually follow MAC basketball.

MAC Power Rankings
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