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2011 MAC football - underrated?
We have had some bad years in this conference for football, but do you think looking at the overall picture this has shaped up to be a very solid conference this year. Could be the most underrated conference in the country right now.
10-28-2011 01:20 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
Niu over Kansas and Toledo over Syracuse would've sweetened the pot. its definitely a fun year though.
10-28-2011 01:40 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
(10-28-2011 01:40 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Niu over Kansas and Toledo over Syracuse would've sweetened the pot. its definitely a fun year though.

Rockets should have won @Syracuse and OSU.
10-28-2011 06:58 AM
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NIU should have beaten Kansas too. Its been disappointing to see Kansas get blown out to much, I thought they were just better than we thought. I guess thats not the case.
10-28-2011 07:04 AM
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(10-28-2011 06:58 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(10-28-2011 01:40 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Niu over Kansas and Toledo over Syracuse would've sweetened the pot. its definitely a fun year though.
Rockets should have won @Syracuse and OSU.

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, oh what a wonderful Christmas it would be!
10-28-2011 07:27 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
(10-28-2011 07:27 AM)bikechuck Wrote:  
(10-28-2011 06:58 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(10-28-2011 01:40 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Niu over Kansas and Toledo over Syracuse would've sweetened the pot. its definitely a fun year though.
Rockets should have won @Syracuse and OSU.

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, oh what a wonderful Christmas it would be!

You're old.
10-28-2011 08:04 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
The MAC is having an alright season. There is decent parity in the conference. But there is also too much **** in the conference, and alas this team has very little in the way of good out of conference wins as is the case every year.

The MAC brand of football is a good brand of football. But lets not get carried away in the context of how good it is relative to the rest of division I football.
10-28-2011 08:10 AM
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No offense but the MAC has alright seasons because there is 4 good teams in the MAC.

the bottom conferences

Sun Belt, MAC, WAC

look at the bottom teams

MAC has two in the top 10 and 5 in the top 20!
10-28-2011 09:36 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
From presnap...

Alone, the MAC West would be the top-rated non-B.C.S. conference. When including the woeful MAC East, however, the conference as a whole drops to 10th overall, ahead of only the WAC and the Sun Belt. The MAC East is easily the worst division in college football.

http://www.presnapread.com/delving-a-lit...more-28695
10-28-2011 09:51 AM
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(10-28-2011 09:51 AM)BobL Wrote:  From presnap...

Alone, the MAC West would be the top-rated non-B.C.S. conference. When including the woeful MAC East, however, the conference as a whole drops to 10th overall, ahead of only the WAC and the Sun Belt. The MAC East is easily the worst division in college football.

http://www.presnapread.com/delving-a-lit...more-28695

the only good teams in East would be TEMPLE

west

TOLEDO , NIU, WMU

and thats about it
10-28-2011 12:43 PM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
Kent State couldn't win the Illinois Class 6A or above title.
When we have all our schools out of the bottom 10 then it is a good year.
10-28-2011 01:12 PM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
(10-28-2011 09:51 AM)BobL Wrote:  From presnap...

Alone, the MAC West would be the top-rated non-B.C.S. conference. When including the woeful MAC East, however, the conference as a whole drops to 10th overall, ahead of only the WAC and the Sun Belt. The MAC East is easily the worst division in college football.

http://www.presnapread.com/delving-a-lit...more-28695

That is a quote directly from the article, but if you look at the rankings above by division, the CUSA west is ranked higher.
10-28-2011 05:03 PM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
(10-28-2011 07:27 AM)bikechuck Wrote:  
(10-28-2011 06:58 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(10-28-2011 01:40 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Niu over Kansas and Toledo over Syracuse would've sweetened the pot. its definitely a fun year though.
Rockets should have won @Syracuse and OSU.

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, oh what a wonderful Christmas it would be!

No if, ands, or buts(No excuses here). Toledo failed to capitalize on opportunities at the end of both games that would have sealed the deal.
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
Parity reigns in the MAC once you get past the bottom-feeders.. Central Michigan beating NIU is but just one example of that equation at work. There isn't that much that separates CMU, WMU, NIU, Toledo, Temple, Bowling Green and whoever else you want to make an argument over.
10-30-2011 09:08 AM
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RE: 2011 MAC football - underrated?
(10-30-2011 09:08 AM)WhiskeyDick Wrote:  Parity reigns in the MAC once you get past the bottom-feeders.. Central Michigan beating NIU is but just one example of that equation at work. There isn't that much that separates CMU, WMU, NIU, Toledo, Temple, Bowling Green and whoever else you want to make an argument over.

That parity you speak of is just being a deep conference this year. Finally good to see for the MAC! Several good teams not just one or two.
10-30-2011 09:15 AM
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