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Toledo, Bowling Green picked to lead MAC

07/23/2014, 12:00am EDT

Falcons selected to win title game in preseason football poll

UT, BGSU football named top in MAC

Bowling Green State University Falcons and the Toledo Rockets have been selected to win their divisions in the Mid-American Conference in a preseason poll. BLADE

DETROIT — The University of Toledo football was picked to win the Mid-American Conference's West Division title, while Bowling Green was picked to win the East.

The Falcons also were the consensus pick to win the MAC Championship game, according to a poll of the league's media.

The Rockets received 11 first-place votes and 114 points to narrowly edge Northern Illinois, which got eight first-place votes and 110 points. Ball State was third in the poll, followed by Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

Bowling Green received 18 first-place votes and 144 points to outdistance Akron (three and 114), Ohio, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami and UMass.

Team (First Place Votes) Points

MAC East Division

1. Bowling Green (18) 144

2. Akron (3) 114

3. Ohio 107

4. Buffalo 87

5. Kent State 72

6. Miami 43

7. UMass 23

MAC West Division

1. Toledo (11) 114

2. Northern Illinois (8) 110

3. Ball State 82

4. Central Michigan (2) 67

5. Western Michigan 44

6. Eastern Michigan 24

2014 Marathon MAC Championship Game Winner: Bowling Green 11; Toledo 6; Central Michigan 2; Northern Illinois 1; Akron 1.

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