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MAC News Media Association Knows All

Yeah, right.

The members of that illustrious group have predicted that Miami will finish second in the East Division behind Kent State.

The Flashes received 24 first place votes and 189 points to the RedHawks’ nine and 174 in the annual preseason basketball poll which was announced on Wednesday in Cleveland.

Ball State got the nod in the West Division by a 52 point margin over Western Michigan.  The Cardinals got 29 first place votes.  Northern Illinois got the other four.

Miami was the only team besides the two predicted division winners to receive votes to win the MAC Tournament.  The RedHawks were picked by seven voters.  Kent State was the top pick with 15 and Ball State got 11.

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