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Owls remain 2nd in MAC East power rankings

Owls Inq Temple ranks second in the Mid-American Conference East Division power rankings behind only Ohio University.

Owls remain 2nd in MAC East power rankings

Mid-American Conference East Division Power Rankings

Here’s how MAC East Division teams rank after the 12th week of the season.

1.       Ohio University (8-3, 4-2 MAC) – The Bobcats face Miami of Ohio in a meaningless regular-season finale on Tuesday. The division champions should rest some key players to avoid injuries heading into next week’s league championship.

2.       Temple (7-4, 4-3) – The Owls are back on a winning streak. While nice, Temple can’t pat itself on the back. The Owls might have to defeat Kent State Friday to get a bowl invite.

3.       Kent State (5-6, 4-3) – Congrats to the Golden Flashes for winning four consecutive games. Now, all Kent State needs is a victory over Temple to become bowl eligible.

4.       Miami of Ohio (4-7, 3-4) – Are the RedHawks this season’s biggest disappointment in the MAC? They go from conference champions to failing to qualify for a bowl.

5.       Bowling Green (4-7, 2-5) – The Falcons extended their losing streak to three games after letting a victory slip away against Ohio. Bowling Green can end the season on a good note with a victory Friday over Buffalo, though.

6.       Buffalo (3-8, 2-5) – The Bulls’ 51-10 victory over Akron was impressive. Tailback Branden Oliver rushed for a career-best 235 yards. Where was the Bulls' offense in other games?

7.       Akron (1-10, 0-7) – The Zips will probably lose their 22d MAC game in three seasons on Saturday at Western Michigan. Ouch!




About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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