MAC basketball standings 2013: Akron, Ohio dominate league

Jamie Squire

The Zips and Bobcats both won 14 of 16 conference games, but they also both have work to do in order to make the NCAA tournament.

The Akron Zips and Ohio Bobcats were the class of the Mid-American Conference during the regular season -- both teams finished league play with 14-2 records, and both of Ohio's losses came against the Zips. Technically, Akron won the regular season title thanks to that sweep of the Bobcats.

No other schools in the conference seriously challenged for the title -- only Toledo and Western Michigan also cracked the double-digit win barrier, and they finished a distant four games behind the Zips and Bobcats.

Despite their outstanding regular seasons, Akron and Ohio both may need to win the conference tournament in order to make the NCAA tournament. SB Nation bracketologist Chris Dobbertean has only one team from the league in the field of 68. The Zips were the only MAC team in the RPI top 50 as of March 4, and after closing out the year with a loss at home to Kent State on Friday, they could find themselves dropping in the ratings.

Here are the final regular season standings:

Mid-American Conference Standings

East Conf Overall
Akron Zips 14 2 24 6
Ohio Bobcats 14 2 23 8
Kent St. Golden Flashes 9 7 19 12
Bowling Green Falcons 7 9 13 18
Buffalo Bulls
7 9 12 19
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 3 13 8 21
West Conf Overall
Western Michigan Broncos 10 6 19 11
Toledo Rockets
10 6 15 13
Ball St. Cardinals 8 8 15 14
Eastern Michigan Eagles 7 9 14 17
Central Michigan Chippewas
4 12 11 19
Northern Illinois Huskies 3 13 5 24

More from SB Nation:

Vote for the best GIF of the week

Swimsuit model Alyssa Miller joins The Halfy Hour

Just how powerful is Roger Goodell?

Bracketology: No. 1 seeds face tough tests in stretch run

Are advanced stats good for fans?

NFL Mock Draft: New names rising in first round

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.