Temple picked third in MAC East Division

Temple has been picked to finish third in the East Division in the Mid-American Conference’s preseason poll. The poll, which was determined by the media, was released during Tuesday’s MAC Media Day event at Ford Field in Detroit.

The Owls received four first-place votes and a total of 88 points en route to finishing behind Miami of Ohio (eight first-place votes, 97 points) and Ohio (eight, 96) in the East.

Toledo (eight, 83) was picked to win the West. Northern Illinois (five, 81) was picked second, followed by Western Michigan (two, 76).

 

The complete poll follows:

Team (First Place Votes)        Points

MAC East Division                

1.      Miami (4)                  97

2.      Ohio (8)                     96

3.      Temple (4)                 88

4.      Kent State                  57

5.      Bowling Green          48

6.      Buffalo                      37

7.      Akron                        25

MAC West Division

1.      Toledo (8)                 83

2.      Northern Illinois (5)   81

3.      Western Michigan (2) 76

4.      Central Michigan (1)  55

5.      Ball State                   27

6.      Eastern Michigan       24

- Keith Pompey

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