2007–08 Mid-American Conference season

The 2007–08 Mid-American Conference season was its 62nd season in existence. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) competed at Division I in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It sponsored 23 sports (11 men's and 12 women's).

Mid-American Conference
Data
ClassificationNCAA Division I FBS
Established1946
Members12
Sports fielded23 (11 men's, 12 women's)
RegionGreat Lakes
States5 – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
New York, Ohio
HeadquartersCleveland, Ohio
Locations

Teams

InstitutionNicknameLocationFoundedAffiliationEnrollment
East Division
University of Akron Zips Akron, Ohio 1870 Public 24,704
Bowling Green State University Falcons Bowling Green, Ohio 1910 Public 22,882
University at Buffalo Bulls Buffalo, New York 1846 Public 28,054
Kent State University Golden Flashes Kent, Ohio 1910 Public 34,056
Miami University RedHawks Oxford, Ohio 1809 Public 20,126
Ohio University Bobcats Athens, Ohio 1804 Public 20,437
West Division
Ball State University Cardinals Muncie, Indiana 1918 Public 20,113
Central Michigan University Chippewas Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 26,788
Eastern Michigan University Eagles Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 Public 22,974
Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb, Illinois 1895 Public 25,313
University of Toledo Rockets Toledo, Ohio 1872 Public 19,706
Western Michigan University Broncos Kalamazoo, Michigan 1903 Public 24,433

Four schools have affiliate membership status:

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Sport
Chicago State University Cougars Chicago, Illinois 1867 Public 7,131 Men's tennis
Hartwick College Hawks Oneonta, New York 1797 Private 1,520 Men's soccer
Missouri State University Lady Bears Springfield, Missouri 1905 Public 17,425 Field hockey
Temple University Owls Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1884 Public 34,218 Football

Reese and Jacoby trophies

The Reese and Jacoby trophies are awarded to the top men's and women's athletic departments in the Mid-American Conference.

Points are awarded based on each school's finish, with the overall total divided by the number of sports sponsored by each school. An institution may count either indoor track and field or outdoor track and field but not both.[1]

Reese standings

InstitutionBBBKBCCFBGolfSocSwTenTFITFOWNo. SportsTotalAvg
Eastern Michigan10½712½12½-11-12 10 68779.6
Kent State12½136111½---7 8 107618.7
Central Michigan67913----3 4 126508.3
Akron10½7712-- 9 12-755½7.9
Miami2911½10½6---6-753½7.6
Western Michigan612--2-12---537½7.5
Ball State-10½9-10---6447.3
Bowling Green12½126-----6406.7
Ohio985-----26396.5
Toledo18--8---630½5.1
NIU2-214-6--8732½4.6
Buffalo1159-923 2 4939½4.4
Hartwick *-----8-----188.0
Temple *----------17.5
Chicago State *-------4---144.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Jacoby standings

InstitutionBKBCCFHGolfGymSBSocSwTenTFITFOVBNo. SportsTotalAvg
Miami1210½8--5811½10½ 10½ 129879.7
Ohio13125-12½-  13985½9.5
Kent State1012½1213--  9808.9
Western Michigan-85-12½12 12 10970½7.8
Eastern Michigan102-111199 4 10777.7
Toledo-9-11211  962½6.9
Central Michigan26-910½--  854½6.8
Bowling Green13-212952 2 101067½6.8
Ball State10463135 4 1171½6.5
Akron112---3113 13 840½5.1
Buffalo---256  838½4.8
NIU1-3710½-1 1 940½4.5
Missouri State *--2---------122.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Sports

Baseball

The 2008 baseball season begins in February 2008 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in June 2008. Kent State is the defending East division and conference tournament champion and finished 0-2 in the 2007 NCAA baseball tournament. Eastern Michigan won the MAC West division.

Standings

Basketball (men's)

The 2007-08 men's basketball season begins in November 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in March 2008. Miami won the 2007 conference tournament, defeating East division champion Akron in the finals. Miami was seeded 14th in the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and lost to 3rd seed Oregon in the first round. Toledo is the defending West division champion.

Kent State was picked by the MAC News Media Association to win the East Division and Western Michigan was picked to win the West Division. Kent State was picked to win the MAC Tournament.

Standings

2007–08 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Kent State133 .813  287  .800
Akron115 .688  2411  .686
Ohio97 .563  2013  .606
Miami97 .563  1716  .515
Bowling Green79 .438  1316  .448
Buffalo313 .188  1020  .333
West
Western Michigan124 .750  2012  .625
Central Michigan88 .500  1417  .452
Eastern Michigan88 .500  1417  .452
Toledo78 .467  1119  .367
Ball State511 .313  624  .200
Northern Illinois312 .200  622  .214
2008 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Tournament

Players of the week

The following are the MAC men's basketball players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Basketball (women's)

The 2007-08 women's basketball season begins in November 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Tournament in March 2008. East division champion Bowling Green defeated West champion Ball State in the finals of the conference tournament. Bowling Green, which entered the 2007 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament ranked 18th and 20th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press Poll, respectively, was seeded 7th and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, defeating 10th seeded Oklahoma State and 2nd seeded Vanderbilt along the way.

Standings

East
SeedTeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
E1Bowling Green133.813268.765
E2Miami124.75012311.676
E3Ohio106.62532013.606
E4Buffalo88.50051515.500
E5Kent State511.3138921.300
E6Akron214.12511724.226
West
SeedTeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
W1Ball State *115.6881515.500
W2Eastern Michigan115.6881712.586
W3Western Michigan97.56321319.406
W4NIU68.42941018.357
W5Toledo510.3331416.467
W6Central Michigan213.133623.207

* Received W1 seed based on 2-0 head-to-head record vs. Eastern Michigan.

Tournament

  First Round
Sun/Mon, March 9/10
Quarterfinals
Tuesday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 14
Final
Saturday, March 15
                                     
       
  W1 Ball State 60  
    W5 Toledo 65  
E4 Buffalo 50
W5 Toledo 53  
  W5 Toledo 66  
  E2 Miami 70  
       
       
  E2 Miami 65
    W3 Western Michigan 60  
W3 Western Michigan 84
E6 Akron 54  
  E2 Miami 67
  E3 Ohio 56
       
       
  E1 Bowling Green 76
    E5 Kent 62  
W4 NIU 67
E5 Kent 75  
  E1 Bowling Green 66
  E3 Ohio 68 *  
       
       
  W2 Eastern Michigan 62
    E3 Ohio 76  
E3 Ohio 68
W6 Central Michigan 65  

* double overtime

Players of the week

The following are the MAC women's basketball players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Cross country (men's)

The 2007 men's cross country season began in August 2007 and concluded with the NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship in November 2007. Eastern Michigan won the team championship, placing three runners in the top 5. Miami was the runner up. Josh Perrin of EMU won the individual championship. The win was EMU's third consecutive team championship.

Nine of the ten MAC teams competed in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Eastern Michigan finished 7th, followed by Miami (9th), Kent State (10th), Central Michigan (12th), Ohio (14th), Akron (18th), Toledo (29th). Bowling Green did not place. Buffalo competed in the Northeast Regional and finished 18th. No teams qualified to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Josh Karanja (Eastern Michigan), Craig Leon (Ohio) and Pat Sovacool (Miami) qualified for the individual championship. Leon finished 106th, Sovacool 135th and Karanja 150th.

Champions

  • Team: Eastern Michigan
  • Individual: Josh Perrin, Eastern Michigan (24:33)

MAC Championship results

  1. Eastern Michigan, 31 points
  2. Miami, 50
  3. Central Michigan, 98
  4. Ohio, 116
  5. Akron, 120
  6. Kent State, 130
  7. Buffalo, 180
  8. Bowling Green, 241
  9. Toledo, 258

Players of the week

Cross country (women's)

The 2007 women's cross country season began in August 2007 and concludes with the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship in November 2007. Ohio won its second team championship in as many years. Laura Neufarth of Miami won the individual championship.

Champions

  • Team: Ohio
  • Individual: Laura Neufarth, Miami (17:35)

MAC Championship results

  1. Ohio, 56 points
  2. Akron, 58
  3. Miami, 77
  4. Toledo, 89
  5. Ball State, 135
  6. Central Michigan, 174
  7. Bowling Green, 218
  8. Western Michigan, 224
  9. Kent State, 230
  10. Buffalo, 232
  11. Eastern Michigan, 286
  12. NIU, 289

Players of the week

Field hockey

Ohio captured the Mid-American Conference regular season championship, finishing 2 games better than second place Kent State. Ohio also won the MAC tournament championship, defeating Miami 3-2 in overtime. The victory marked the first time an Ohio field hockey team has won the regular season and tournament championships two years in a row. Ohio was ranked 15 in the final STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

Ohio defeated American University 3-2 in the NCAA Women's Field Hockey Championship Opening Round game. Ohio lost to #6 ranked Michigan Wolverines 1-0 in overtime in the First Round of the tournament.

Tournament

The conference tournament took place November 1 through November 3 in Oxford, OH.

  November 1
Oxford, OH
November 2
Oxford, OH
November 3
Oxford, OH
                           
       
  1 Ohio 3  
    4 Central Michigan 0  
4 Central Michigan 1
  5 Ball State 0  
    1 Ohio 3
  3 Miami 2
  3 Miami 3  
6 Missouri State 1  
2 Kent State 2
    3 Miami 3  
     
All-tournament team
  • Torrie Albini, F, Ohio
  • Taylor Florence, F, Miami
  • Danielle Gaynor, MF, Miami
  • Louise Gerike, GK, Central Michigan
  • Nikki Gnozzio, D, Ohio
  • Jessie Martin, GK, Ohio
  • Anna McComb, MF, Kent State
  • Rachel Miller, F, Kent State
  • Alyssa Nye, F, Miami
  • Kim Sihota, MF, Central Michigan

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Ohio91.900-154.789
Kent State73.7002128.600
Miami64.6003810.444
Central Michigan46.4005513.278
Ball State37.3006512.294
Missouri State19.1008218.100

Players of the week

Awards

  • Player of the Year: Jessie Martin, Ohio
  • Coach of the Year: Kathleen Schanne, Kent State
  • Freshman of the Year: Rachel Miller, Kent State
  • All MAC, First Team
    • Rachelle Coetzee, Ohio, Midfielder, Senior
    • Lauren Cruz, Ball State, Midfielder, Senior
    • Kim Erasmus, Central Michigan, Midfielder, Sophomore
    • Taylor Florence, Miami, Forward, Senior
    • Nikki Gnozzio, Ohio, Forward, Sophomore
    • Sarah Johnson, Missouri State, Defense, Junior
    • Brooke MacGillivary, Ball State, Forward, Sophomore
    • Jessie Martin, Ohio, Goalkeeper, Junior
    • Rachel Miller, Kent State, Forward, Freshman
    • Charlotte Muller, Kent State, Midfielder, Senior
    • Alyssa Nye, Miami, Forward, Senior

Football

2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
Div  Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L    W L 
East Division
Miami xy  4 2     5 2     6 7  
Bowling Green x  4 2     6 2     8 5  
Buffalo x  4 2     5 3     5 7  
Ohio  3 3     4 4     6 6  
Temple  3 3     4 4     4 8  
Akron  2 4     3 5     4 8  
Kent State  1 5     1 7     3 9  
West Division
Central Michigan xy$  4 1     6 1     8 6  
Ball State x  4 1     5 2     7 6  
Eastern Michigan  3 2     3 4     4 8  
Western Michigan  2 3     3 4     5 7  
Toledo  2 3     3 5     5 7  
Northern Illinois  0 5     1 6     2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth.

The 2007 MAC football season began in August 2007 and concludes with the 2008 GMAC Bowl on January 6, 2008.

Players of the week

Golf (men's)

MAC Championship

  1. Eastern Michigan
  2. Kent State
  3. Ball State
  4. Toledo
  5. Akron
  6. Miami
  7. Ohio
  8. Bowling Green
  9. NIU

Players of the week

Golf (women's)

MAC Championship

  1. Kent State (1177)
  2. Eastern Michigan (1228)
  3. Toledo (1232)
  4. Western Michigan (1272)
  5. Ball State (1277)
  6. Ohio (1297)
  7. NIU (1308)
  8. Bowling Green (1310)

Gymnastics

MAC Championship

  1. Kent State, 195.675 points
  2. Eastern Michigan, 193.800
  3. Central Michigan, 193.675
  4. NIU, 193.375
  5. Western Michigan, 192.500
  6. Ball State, 192.100
  7. Bowling Green, 192.025

Players of the week

The following are the gymnastics players of the week. Number of awards won this season are in parentheses.

Soccer (men's)

Tournament

  November 13
Campus sites
November 16
Akron, OH
November 18
Akron, OH
                           
       
  1 Akron 2 †  
    5 NIU 1  
4 Bowling Green 0
  5 NIU 3  
    1 Akron 1 †
  2 Buffalo 0
  3 Hartwick 1 *  
6 Western Michigan 1  
2 Buffalo 1
    3 Hartwick 0  
     

* Hartwick advances 4-2 on penalty kicks
† Double overtime

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Akron401.900-1332.778
Buffalo320.600952.667
Hartwick212.600546.533
Bowling Green221.5002693.417
NIU131.3003684.444
Western Michigan041.10047101.417

Players of the week

Soccer (women's)

Tournament

November 4
Campus sites
November 9
Muncie, IN
November 11
Muncie, IN
         
1 Ball State 1
8 Miami 0
1 Ball State 0
4 Bowling Green 0 **
4 Bowling Green 2 *
5 Eastern Michigan 1
4 Bowling Green 2
2 Toledo 2 ‡
3 NIU 1
6 Ohio 0
3 NIU 0
2 Toledo 0 †
2 Toledo 4
7 Kent State 3

* Overtime
** Bowling Green advances 3-0 on penalty kicks
† Toledo advances 4-3 on penalty kicks
‡ Toledo wins championship 3-2 on penalty kicks

Standings

SeedTeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
1Ball State911.864-1351.711
2Toledo830.7271451.725
3NIU632.6361054.632
4Bowling Green650.5451091.525
5Eastern Michigan542.545784.474
6Ohio551.50045113.342
7Kent State560.4557111.395
8Miami461.40956103.395
-Buffalo461.40957102.421
-Central Michigan470.3648100.444
-Western Michigan272.2734113.306
-Akron164.273676.474

Players of the week

Softball

Standings

Players of the week

Swimming (men's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Eastern Michigan3001.000630.667
Miami210.6671651.542
Buffalo120.3332330.500
Ball State030.0003440.500

MAC Championship results

  1. Eastern Michigan, 589 points
  2. Miami, 315.5
  3. Buffalo, 200
  4. Ball State, 111

Players of the week

Swimming (women's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Toledo7001.0001120.846
Ohio610.85711210.923
Eastern Michigan520.7142930.750
Ball State430.5713940.692
Buffalo340.4294640.600
Miami340.4294560.455
Akron160.1436370.300
Bowling Green070.0007070.000

MAC Championship results

  1. Ohio, 679.5 points
  2. Toledo, 605.5
  3. Eastern Michigan, 575
  4. Miami, 538
  5. Buffalo, 341
  6. Bowling Green, 333.5
  7. Akron, 246
  8. Ball State, 175.5

Players of the week

Tennis (men's)

Players of the week

Tennis (women's)

Players of the week

Track and field (men's)

Indoor MAC Championships

1. Eastern Michigan, 207 points
2. Akron, 124
3. Kent State, 98
4. Central Michigan, 47
4. Buffalo, 47

Outdoor MAC Championships

  1. Akron, 182 points
  2. Eastern Michigan, 182
  3. Kent State, 153
  4. Miami, 192.5
  5. Central Michigan, 85.5
  6. Buffalo, 79

Players of the week

Track and field (women's)

Players of the week

Volleyball

The 2007 Mid-American Conference volleyball season begins in August and ends with the NCAA Tournament in November. The MAC Tournament begins November 13 on campus sites and concludes with the finals November 18 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH.

Tournament

  November 13
Campus sites
November 16
SeaGate Centre
November 17
SeaGate Centre
November 18
SeaGate Centre
                                     
8 NIU 3  
9 Ball State 1  
  8 NIU 1  
    1 Ohio 3  
     
       
  1 Ohio 3  
  5 Kent State 1  
5 Kent State 3  
12 Buffalo 0  
  5 Kent State 3
    4 Bowling Green 0  
     
       
  1 Ohio 0
  3 Miami 3
7 Eastern Michigan 3  
10 Akron 0  
  7 Eastern Michigan 3
    2 Western Michigan 1  
     
       
  7 Eastern Michigan 0
  3 Miami 3  
6 Central Michigan 3  
11 Toledo 2  
  6 Central Michigan 0
    3 Miami 3  
     

Standings

East
TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Ohio151.938255.833
Miami133.8132199.679
Bowling Green124.75032110.677
Kent State115.6884209.690
Akron215.118131019.345
Buffalo115.06314231.061
West
TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Western Michigan124.7502110.677
Central Michigan106.62522110.677
Eastern Michigan88.50042014.588
NIU79.43851418.438
Ball State412.2508525.167
Toledo115.06311424.143

Players of the week

Wrestling

Central Michigan was picked to win the MAC Championship by the league coaches. Kent State was picked to finish second. The 2008 MAC Championships will be held March 8 through 9, 2008 at Kent State.

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Central Michigan5001.000-1620.889
Kent State410.80011450.737
NIU320.60021070.588
Eastern Michigan230.40031571.674
Buffalo140.2004871.531
Ohio050.10056160.273

Players of the week

See also

References

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