DETROIT A preseason media poll predicts Central Michigan will win the Mid-American Conference football championship this season.
The MAC News Media Association preseason poll results were to be announced Tuesday during the conference s annual media day at Ford Field in Detroit.
The two-time defending champion Chippewas are favored to capture the West Division, while Bowling Green is picked to win the MAC East Division with Miami of Ohio close behind in the East Division.
Six teams received votes as potential championship game winners. Central Michigan had 24, with the others split among Ball State (5), Bowling Green (4), Buffalo (1), Miami (1) and Western Michigan (1).
The championship game is Dec. 5 at Ford Field.
Sept. 6 - at Arizona, TBA
Sept. 13 - at Eastern Mich., TBA
Sept. 20 - FRESNO ST., 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 - FLORIDA INT., 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 - BALL ST. 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 - at Michigan, TBA
Oct. 18 - at N. Illinois, TBA
Oct. 25 - CENTRAL MICH., TBA
Nov. 5 - at Akron* (ESPN2/ESPNU) 8 p.m.
Nov. 15 - at Western Mich., TBA
Nov. 21 - MIAMI, 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 - BOWLING GREEN (ESPNU/ESPN Classic), TBA
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
Aug. 30 - at Pittsburgh, TBA
Sept. 6 - MINNESOTA, TBA
Sept. 13 - at Boise St., TBA
Sept. 27 - at Wyoming, TBA
Oct. 4 - EASTERN MICH., TBA
Oct. 11 - at Akron, TBA
Oct. 18 - MIAMI, TBA
Oct. 25 - at N. Illinois, TBA
Nov. 1 - KENT ST., TBA
Nov. 8 - at Ohio, TBA
Nov. 21 - BUFFALO, TBA
Nov. 28 - at Toledo, TBA
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