Preview 2017: CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players

Preview 2017: CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players

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Preview 2017: CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players

CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players


Who are the best and brightest stars of the MAC going into the 2017 season? Welcome to the CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players.


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EAST: Akron | BGSU | Buffalo
Kent State | Miami Univ. | Ohio

WEST: Ball State | CMU | EMU
No. Illinois | Toledo | WMU

2017 All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players

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2017 CFN Preseason MAC Offensive Player of the Year

QB Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

Who was the most efficient quarterback in college football last year? Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. Who was No. 2? It was Woodside, who led the nation with 45 touchdown passes averaging close to ten yards per throw.

While he’s not all that big, he’s got a great deep arm, spreads the ball around well, and helped the Rockets keep up in game after game as a consistent star. As the leader of – likely – the MAC’s best team, and with WMU’s Zach Terrell gone, this should be Woodside’s season.

2017 CFN Preseason MAC Defensive Player of the Year

LB Quentin Poling, Sr. Ohio

But watch out for Buffalo linebacker Khalil Hodge, among a slew of other linebackers and several great defensive backs. The 6-0, 235-pound Poling was a decent pass rusher with four sacks, and was a regular in the backfield to go along with 109 tackles. He’s been one of the MAC’s top defenders for the last few years. If Ohio is going to get back to the MAC title game, he’ll once again be one of the main reasons.

2017 CFN All-MAC Offense

QB – Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

RB – Jarvion Franklin, Sr. Western Michigan

RB – James Gilbert, Jr. Ball State

WR – Cody Thompson, Sr. Toledo

WR – Corey Willis, Sr. Central Michigan

TE – Tyler Conklin, Sr. Central Michigan

OL – John Keenoy, Jr. Western Michigan

OL – Tim McAuliffe, Sr. Bowling Green

OL – Chukwuma Okorafor, Sr. Western Michigan

OL – Max Scharping, Jr. Northern Illinois

OL – Luke Shively, Jr. Northern Illinois

2017 CFN All-MAC Defense

DE – Joe Ostman, Sr. Central Michigan

DT – Darius Copeland, Sr. Akron

DT – Jon Cunningham, Sr. Kent State

DE – Anthony Wimbush, Sr. Ball State

LB – Malik Fountain, Jr. Central Michigan

LB – Khalil Hodge, Jr. Buffalo

LB – Quentin Poling, Sr. Ohio

CB – Heath Harding, Sr. Miami Univ.

S – Javon Hagan, Soph. Ohio

S – Brandon Mayes, Sr. Northern Illinois

CB – Darius Phillips, Sr. Western Michigan

2017 CFN All-MAC Special Teams

PK – Louie Zervos, Soph. Ohio

P – Joe Davidson, Sr. Bowling Green

KR – Maurice Thomas, Jr. Miami Univ.

PR – Darius Phillips, Sr. Western Michigan

2017 CFN All-MAC Top 30 Players

1. QB Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

2. LB Quentin Poling, Sr. Ohio

3. RB James Gilbert, Jr. Ball State

4. QB Gus Ragland, Jr. Miami Univ.

5. OT Max Scharping, Jr. Northern Illinois

6. CB/KR Darius Phillips, Sr. Western Michigan

7. LB Khalil Hodge, Jr. Buffalo

8. CB Heath Harding, Sr. Miami Univ.

9. OT Chukwuma Okorafor, Sr. Western Michigan

10. WR Cody Thompson, Sr. Toledo

11. CB Shawun Lurry, Sr. Northern Illinois

12. RB Jarvion Franklin, Sr. Western Michigan

13. WR Corey Willis, Sr. Central Michigan

14. LB Malik Fountain, Jr. Central Michigan

15. S Javon Hagan, Soph. Ohio

16. CB Jerrell Foster, Sr. Kent State

17. RB Jamauri Bogan, Jr. Western Michigan

18. DE Joe Ostman, Sr. Central Michigan

19. LB Robert Spillane, Sr. Western Michigan

20. LB Ulysses Gilbert, Jr. Akron

21. WR Scott Miller, Jr. Bowling Green

22. LB Asantay Brown, Sr. Western Michigan

23. DE Anthony Wimbush, Sr. Ball State

24. LB Ja’Wuan Woodley, Sr. Toledo

25. LB Ishmael Hargrove, Sr. Buffalo

26. S Brandon Mayes, Sr. Northern Illinois

27. QB Brogan Roback, Sr. Eastern Michigan

28. CB Amari Coleman, Sr. Central Michigan

29. S Jason Beck, Sr. Eastern Michigan

30. LB Junior McMullen, Jr. Miami Univ.

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