As the clear-cut best teams in the conference and armed with double byes to the semifinals (actually a triple-bye), Akron and Ohio are the clear favorites to win the MAC. However, Akron just lost their starting PG, Alex Abreu, which should make Ohio the odds-on favorite. Kent State and Western Michigan get the two double byes as the 3rd and 4th seeds and are dark horse candidates. Look for the Golden Flashes, especially, as they appear on Akron’s half of the bracket.
|6||Bowling Green State||80.2||64.1||22.9||3.5||0.6|
North Carolina Central is a decent favorite, but the conference is very balanced behind them. Last year’s tournament cinderella Norfolk State, who knocked off Missouri as a 15-seed, is the top seed here and the most likely team to knock of NC Central.
|2||North Carolina Central||76.9||59.8||39.6|
|7||North Carolina A&T||76.1||20.2||11.8||5.0|
|12||South Carolina State||12.3||2.8||0.2||0.1|
Next up: Big East, Mountain West, and WAC.