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Zips football: MAC coaches put UA second in East

By George Thomas Published: August 25, 2014

The Mid-American Conference football coaches released their pre-season poll Monday and selected the Akron Zips to finish second in the league’s East Division behind Bowling Green.

They selected the Northern Illinois Huskies to take first in the West Division.  The Huskies won nine first place votes from the MAC’s coaches while Bowling Green picked up 11 first place nods.

Earlier this summer the media predicted Bowling Green (East) and Toledo (West) would win their respective divisions. The Zips' season opens Thursday with them taking on Howard.  Below find the coaches' results:

MAC East Division

Bowling Green (11)  83

Akron (1)                  64

Ohio                          63

Buffalo                      52

Kent State                 34

Miami                        25

UMass                       15


MAC West Division

Northern Illinois (9)  68

Toledo (3)                  61

Ball State                   47

Central Michigan       38

Western Michigan      23

Eastern Michigan       15


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