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MAC Power Rankings and Weekly Awards

Buffalo The Bulls looked better than everyone else OOC. The loss of Caruthers will hurt but his return later will be an added boost. The addition of Wes Clark should more than make up for his loss temporarily. He and Massinburg may be the leagues best 1-2 punch.

Ball State They are playing really well winning 8 straight heading into MAC play. The stronger Trey Moses plays the better this team is. The Cardinals are one of the deepest teams in the league and can win in a lot of ways.

Toledo Betterthan expected because Fletcher has played our of his mind. There success will come down to the defensive end again. If they can consistently play good defense, they will be challengers.

Western Michigan A little disappointing OOC but they have the leagues top talent and a veteran MAC team. Someone will need to step up offensively in conference. They will be fine starting next week.

Ohio They are playing at a high level now but their long term success will rely on the health of Jason Carter who has only suited up 3 times. If he can't shake the injury bug it will hurt. Mickle has played well. There is very little depth that Phillips is turning to so another injur could be devastating.

Eastern Michigan Minnie has fit in perfectly and Eastern has one of the better front courts in the league. Thompson could challenge for POY if his Eagles steal a few games this seaosn. He is a double-double machine.

Northern Illinois They need Jaylen Key to return healthy. If he continues to be out, there may not be enough firepower or depth for the Huskies to win consistently. German, Bradley, and Thorpe need someone to step up.

Kent State Another disappointing team OOC. They will have a hard time winning if the rely on DeLaRosa all season. Jalen Avery must shoot more. Pippen must be consistent.

Central Michigan The schedule was set up to win a lot, and they did. I am not sure they can susatin this. They have some nice players but no Marcus Keene. I do see them potentially being a 500 team in the West.

Akron They have played well and the defense has been there at times. The surprise is the scoring they are getting from Utomi and Duvivier. If they can maintain, the Zips will move up the standings.

Bowling Green I am not sold yet on this team based on their OOC schedule. But they have all the pieces to be a surprise team in the league. They can play inside and outside. If they defend and learn to win on the road, they could be an upper division team.

Miami They are talented but young. They will struggle at times to score during the MAC grind. There have been pleasant surprises and disappoinments from the returners. This seems to be a yearly thing that the Redhawks are hoping for significant improvement during conference play.

Past Player of the Week

Past Freshman of the Week


Honorable Mention