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MAC Power Rankings and Weekly Awards

WEEKLY POWER RANKINGS
Akron Will they have their swag heading into the tournament? Or has their confidence been shaken. Will Johnson be able to keep up. He looked tired against Kent. They are the favorite but not the overwhelming favorite they were a month ago.

Buffalo Heading into Cleveland they once again seem to clicking. There is a lot of firepower. If they get some defense and PG play they will challenge for a 3rd straight appearance.

Ohio Jason Carter gets better every game. The Bobcats starting unit is as good as anyones. If they get some quality bench play they have the pieces to win it all.

Western Michigan Having one of the best players in the league makes them dangerous. Having a second makes them contenders. If they youngsters can support Wilder and Haymond look out.

Kent State They are playing well enough defensively to stay in games. Hall makes the offense roll. Edwin is the heart of the team. I am not sure they have the supporting cast or consistency to win it all. But they can spoil someone's dreams.

Ball State Another team that seems to be just a bit short. They play good enough defense to compete in any game. They are going to need to be on fire from behind teh arc all week to win it in Cleveland.

Toledo The Rockets won't win it all but they have two elite players who are capable of beating anyone who comes in and has an off night. Now is the time for Taylor and Williams to showcase their talents.

Bowling Green The Falcons can use the experience to springboard them next year. they can stay loose and play hard and stir up some excitement like they did last season. But there is no chance them win the tournament.

Eastern Michigan The Eagles are a disappointment. But they have a lot of weapons. If Lee, Thompson, Mangum, Toney and Bond get hot they will make some teams work harder than they want. This is an example of good talent doesn't guarantee success.

Northern Illinois They may be able to steal one and get to Cleveland but thats about it. The guards simply let this team down all season. They simply need to play much differently this week than they have all season to make any noise.

Central Michigan They get KSU which is a good matchup for them. Keene and Rayson could have a field day from three. There is no depth and production outside of these two. Winning more than one game is too much to ask for these two.

Miami They will likely have trouble stopping the size and athleticism of Western. They are young and need to come out and stay loose. But in the end they simply haven't shown they have the ability to win this game.

Past Player of the Week
Antonio Campbell Ohio
Marcus Keene Central Michigan
Antonio Campbell Ohio
Marcus Keene Central Michigan
Noah Robotham Akron
Marcus Keene Central Michigan
Jaylin Walker Kent State
Jonathan Williams Toledo
Thomas Wilder Western Michigan
Marcus Keene Central Michigan
Marcus Keene Central Michigan
Blake Hamilton Buffalo
Isaiah Johnson Akron
Thomas Wilder Western Michigan
Jimmy Hall Kent State


Past Freshman of the Week
Michael Weathers Miami
Michael Weathers Miami
Michael Weathers Miami
Reggie Jones Western Michigan
Michael Weathers Miami
Dylan Frye Bowling Green
David DiLeo Central Michigan
Luke Knapke Toledo
Reggie Jones Western Michigan
Michael Weathers Miami
Marcus Weathers Miami
Jason Carter Ohio
Reggie Jones Western Michigan
Eugene German Northern Illinois
Eugene German Northern Illinois


PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Franko House The Cardinals finsihed strong winning two last week. House led the way with 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Marcus Keene

Thomas Wilder

Raven Lee

Isaiah Johnson

Jimond Ivey

Deon Edwin

Jaaron Simmons

Jimmy Hall

Jason Carter

Steve Taylor

Honorable Mention Michael Weathers, Zach Denny, Blake Hamilton, Eugene German, Jason Carter, James Thompson, Marin Maric, CJ Massinburg, Willie Conner, Tucker Haymond



FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jason Carter Carter has done nothing but get better every game. Last week he helped teh Bobcats go 1-1 while averaging a double-double. He posted 17.5 points, 13 rebounds on the week.

Michael Weathers

Eugene German

Marcus Weathers

Dylan Frye

Daniel Utomi

Mitch Peterson

Reggie Jones

Brandon Johnson

Luke Knapke