DETROIT -- Buffalo and Central Michigan were named the preseason favorites to win their respective divisions Friday morning in a poll of media attending the Mid-American Conference football meetings at Ford Field.
Central Michigan, the heavy favorite in the West division, was followed in the voting by Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Toledo. The Chippewas were also the overwhelming choice to win the MAC championship game.
Defending MAC champion Buffalo was picked to win the East, followed by Temple, Akron, Ohio and Bowling Green.
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