MAC PRE-SEASON POLLS
October 30, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
CLEVELAND - The Akron Zips and the Toledo Rockets have been selected to win their respective divisions in the 2013-14 MAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll. The poll was announced prior to the league's preseason media teleconference and was determined by a 25-member MAC News Media Panel.
The Zips also garnered 14 votes to win the MAC Men's Basketball Tournament. Ten of the league's top men's basketball players were also selected to the preseason All-MAC teams for the East and West Divisions as announced by the league office.
The Zips were followed in the East Division preseason predictions by Buffalo, while Ohio was selected to finish third and Kent State fourth. Miami was selected fifth and Bowling Green sixth to round out this year's selections. The Zips also received 14 votes to once again win the MAC Tournament Title.
Western Michigan followed Toledo in the preseason rankings in second, while Eastern Michigan was selected to finish third. Ball State was picked to place fourth, while Central Michigan and Northern Illinois rounded out the West Division selections. Toledo also received seven votes to win the MAC Tournament Title.
The East Division All-MAC squad is comprised of Buffalo's Javon McCrea, Akron's Demetrius Treadwell, Miami's Will Felder, Buffalo's Will Regan and Akron's Quincy Diggs.
2013-14 East Division Predicted Order of Finish 1. Akron - 143 Votes (18 first place votes) 2. Buffalo - 120 Votes (6 first place votes) 3. Ohio - 94 Votes 4. Kent State - 91 Votes (1 first place vote) 5. Miami - 42 Votes 6. Bowling Green - 35 Votes
2013-14 East Division Preseason All-MAC Team Javon McCrea, Buffalo Demetrius Treadwell, Akron Will Felder, Miami Will Regan, Buffalo Quincy Diggs, Akron
2013-14 West Division Predicted Order of Finish 1. Toledo - 149 Votes (24 first place votes) 2. Western Michigan - 108 Votes 3. Eastern Michigan - 101 Votes (1 first place vote) 4. Ball State - 89 Votes 5. Central Michigan - 50 Votes 6. Northern Illinois - 28 Votes
2013-14 West Division Preseason All-MAC Team Rian Pearson, Toledo Julius Brown, Toledo Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan Majok Majok, Ball State Glenn Bryant, Eastern Michigan
MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Winner: Akron (14); Toledo (7); Buffalo (1)