@OhioFootball Picked First In East In MAC Preseason Media Poll

@OhioFootball Picked First In East In MAC Preseason Media Poll

CLEVELAND – In conjunction with the Mid-American Conference Football Media Day, the league announced their preseason media poll which had the Bobcats picked atop the East Division.

Ohio garnered 11 first-place votes in the East Division.  The Bobcats return 39 letter-winners and 17 starters from last year's 8-6 team that won the MAC East Division, dropped a narrow 29-23 decision to Western Michigan in the 2016 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game and suffered a 31-29 setback to Troy in the 2016 Dollar General Bowl.  Ohio Head Coach Frank Solich is in his 13th year in leading the Ohio football program and is the third-winningest coach in MAC history with 88 career wins.

Toledo was picked to finish atop the MAC West Division.

Team (First Place Votes) Points

MAC East Division    

1. Ohio (11) 131

2. Miami (12) 129

3. Bowling Green (1) 88

4. Akron 79

5. Buffalo 41

6. Kent State 36

MAC West Division

1. Toledo (22) 142

2. Western Michigan (1) 107

3. Northern Illinois (1) 89

4. Eastern Michigan 74

5. Central Michigan 62

6. Ball State 30

2017 MAC Championship Game Winner: Toledo (21); Western Michigan (1); Bowling Green (1); Miami (1).