Comparing the previews & predictions: MAC Football 2007

MAC football fans are used to one thing; a lack of respect from the national media. So when the national magazines are released each summer you can expect that the fans at most MAC schools are a little cautious about any of the bold predictions made. It is because of this lack of sufficient media coverage that two fansites, VanDelay Sports and MAC Report Online, were launched. Both sites aim to provide fans with a different perspective, and certainly a more knowledgeable staff of writers.

Below is a look at a few of the publications out there and how they see the 2007 MAC football playing out. Because of our familiarity with VanDelay Sports, we have included their predictions and links to their 2007 MAC Football Previews as well. The MAC Report Online preview is set to be released on July 12th, so we’ll let you check that one out on your own in case we do not get a chance to come back to it.

Street & Smith
A full 6 pages of 208 total were dedicated to the MAC in the 2007 Street & Smith College Football Preview; not too shabby. Here’s how they see it falling together…

MAC East - Street & Smith

  1. Ohio Bobcats
  2. Miami (OH) RedHawks
  3. Akron Zips
  4. Temple Owls
  5. Kent State Golden Flashes
  6. Bowling Green Falcons
  7. Buffalo Bulls

MAC West - Street & Smith

  1. Central Michigan Chippewas
  2. Western Michigan Broncos
  3. Northern Illinois Huskies
  4. Toledo Rockets
  5. Ball State Cardinals
  6. Eastern Michigan Eagles

 

Lindy’s
Lindy’s gave the MAC a full 9 pages of their 216-page College Football 2007 Preview magazine, and it seems their experts see things playing out a little different than Street & Smith; especially in the MAC East.

MAC East – Lindy’s

  1. Kent State Golden Flashes
  2. Ohio Bobcats
  3. Akron Zips
  4. Miami (OH) RedHawks
  5. Bowling Green Falcons
  6. Buffalo Bulls
  7. Temple Owls

MAC West – Lindy’s

  1. Central Michigan Chippewas
  2. Western Michigan Broncos
  3. Toledo Rockets
  4. Ball State Cardinals
  5. Northern Illinois Huskies
  6. Eastern Michigan Eagles

 

VanDelay Sports
VanDelay is in the process of releasing their team previews currently, but has already released their All-VanDelay preseason team, their predicted out of conference wins and their predicted order of finish for the MAC in 2007. Here’s what they see in ’07…

MAC East – VanDelay Sports

  1. Akron Zips
  2. Ohio Bobcats
  3. Kent State Golden Flashes
  4. Miami RedHawks
  5. Bowling Green Falcons
  6. Temple Owls
  7. Buffalo Bulls

MAC West – VanDelay Sports

  1. Western Michigan Broncos
  2. Ball State Cardinals
  3. Central Michigan Chippewas
  4. Toledo Rockets
  5. Northern Illinois Huskies
  6. Eastern Michigan Eagles

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