VanDelaySports.com says Akron will win the MAC East with a record of 8-4 and 6-2 in the MAC.
The site also picks Chris Kemme as a first-team preseason choice. Dennis Kennedy is the lone second-teamer.
To have just two preseason all-conference players, yet still lose two games, says a lot about Akron's all-around team.
A record of 8-4 might be stretching it, however. Although the schedule only shows two guaranteed losses (@ Ohio State, @ Western Michigan), my prediction stands at 6-6 until the defensive line proves it can stop some of the excellent rushers it will face, at least three serviceable wide receivers work into the rotation and one quarterback emerges.