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MAC West rankings: Toledo in control

Central Michigan moves up to 3rd place

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Toledo is 5-0 in the MAC and has control of the MAC West Division.

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There is still not a ton of movement in the Mid-American Conference West division rankings. As conference play continues there is a pretty defined hierarchy right now. Here is how the MAC West stacks up:

1) Toledo (Last week: 1) – The Rockets won a MAC West showdown against Northern Illinois. The 27-17 win gave Toledo control of the MAC West with three games left. The Rockets are at MAC East leader Ohio on Wednesday.

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2) Northern Illinois (Last week: 2) – The Huskies lost at Toledo last week, harming their chances at a MAC West title. They host Ball State on Thursday.

3) Central Michigan (Last week: 4) – The Chippewas earned a big 35-28 win over Western Michigan last week and sit third in the MAC West standings. They host Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.

4) Western Michigan (Last week: 3) – The Broncos lost a heartbreaker to Central Michigan last week and suffered their second conference loss. They host Kent State on Wednesday.

5) Eastern Michigan (Last week: 5) – The Eagles routed Ball State last week 56-14 in a battle of winless teams in the conference. They face Central Michigan on Wednesday.

6) Ball State (Last week: 6) – The Cardinals got blown out by Eastern Michigan last week in a battle of last-place teams. Ball State will go to Northern Illinois on Thursday.

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