They're not Kent State or Akron, but they've every bit a chance to win the MAC. As long as D.J. Cooper keeps improving.
With nobody on the roster for more than a second year, excessive turnover is going to hurt Toledo. But probably not as bad as the last three years.
For the second consecutive year, Toledo's top scorer transfers as an underclassman. Malcolm Griffin (and also J.T. Thomas) will have a new home next year.
The most lopsided matchup of the MAC first round features last year's MAC champion against a team that has won two conference games in two years. It won't be pretty.
The MAC East race took another plot twist with Ohio pulling even with Bowling Green, Akron starting to look dominant, and Miami stepping back. Also, it's a two-horse race between Ball State and WMU...
With home losses by Bowling Green and Buffalo, the MAC East is again a sordid, muddled affair. Western Michigan also remains hot, but lost one of their top players to injury, so knowledge needs to...
Akron's decimation of Central Michigan was strangely reminiscent of Kent State's defeat of Toledo four hours earlier. While both were on TV, it was basically a rerun.
The MAC East began its expected dominance over the West with two road victories by Buffalo and Bowling Green.
Between WMU's buzzer-beating tip-in, Buffalo's 18-point comeback, Akron's "upset" of BG, and Ball State's tough road win, the MAC didn't get much clearer on Saturday.
Nothing makes sense anymore in MAC basketball. Toledo beats a winning-record team, Buffalo schools Kent State, and BG receives an eight-figure endowment.