ATHENS, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference coaches' preseason poll has been released with Ohio swimming and diving ranked fifth, the league announced today.
Akron was unanimously chosen to win the MAC after winning their fourth-consecutive conference title last year. Buffalo was picked to follow the Zips, along with Eastern Michigan and Miami. Picked to finish behind the Bobcats were Bowling Green, Toledo, and Ball State.
The Bobcats finished the 2016-17 season at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a fifth-place finish and a total of 304 points scored. Akron was named champion with a final total of 750 points earned.
The Bobcats plan to kick off this season with an intra-squad scrimmage at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 10 a.m.
2017-18 MAC Women's Swimming and Diving Coaches' Preseason Poll
1. Akron (8)
3. Eastern Michigan
6. Bowling Green
8. Ball State
2016-17 MAC Tournament Champion: Akron (8)