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2016 MAC Preseason Bowl Projections


Where are all the MAC teams going this post-season? What bowls are their destiny? Here are the College Football News preseason predictions and bowl projections looking at where the MAC teams will go.


2016 MAC Preseason Bowl Projections

The MAC sends teams wherever it can. It’s got lots of different bowl tie-ins, but not enough of them. There are more than in the past, but a few deserving MAC teams will almost certainly be left out in the cold.

There’s no set deal for the champion, and two conditional bowls – the Poinsettia and Quick Lane – will be almost impossible to fill. On the plus side, the top teams will get their chances on decent stages.

So with all that in mind, the 2016 preseason MAC bowl projections are …

Not Projected Bowl Eligible: Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami University.
Eligible, but without a home: Buffalo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Mountain West

Toledo vs. Nevada

GoDaddy Bowl vs. Sun Belt

Western Michigan vs. Arkansas State

Miami Beach Bowl vs. American Athletic

Central Michigan vs. Cincinnati

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl vs. Conference USA

Northern Illinois vs. Memphis

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl vs. Sun Belt

Ohio vs. Appalachian State

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Bowling Green vs. Air Force

Quick Lane Bowl

Conditional if ACC or Big Ten can’t fill a spot.