2008–09 Mid-American Conference season

The 2008–09 Mid-American Conference season is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I conference. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) sponsors 23 sports (11 men's and 12 women's). The MAC is made up of 12 full-time members and five affiliate members.

Mid-American Conference
MAC
Established1946
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFBS
Members12
Sports fielded
  • 23
    • men's: 11
    • women's: 12
RegionGreat Lakes
HeadquartersCleveland, Ohio
CommissionerRick Chryst (since 1999)
Websitehttp://www.mac-sports.com/
Locations

The 2008–09 season is the 63rd season in existence.

Member schools

There are twelve schools with full membership:

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 22,352
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 24,818

Five schools have affiliate membership status:

InstitutionNicknameLocationFoundedAffiliationEnrollmentSport
Chicago State University Cougars Chicago, Illinois 1867 Public 7,131 Men's tennis
Florida Atlantic University Owls Boca Raton, Florida 1964 Public 26,245 Men's soccer
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.

Reese standings

InstitutionBBBKBCCFBGolfSocSwTenTFITFOWNo. sportsTotalAvg
Kent State10½9512½12 8 12770½10.07
Central Michigan56811½ 4 610646½7.75
Eastern Michigan12½11½11 9 104861½7.69
Ohio12675886467.67
Ball State613686457.50
Western Michigan2611½512536½7.30
Akron555112 7 12749½7.07
Miami11½1527466.57
Bowling Green1312½12638½6.42
NIU71184744½6.36
Buffalo112½694 2 44955½6.17
Toledo986315.17
Temple *17.50
Hartwick *7177.00
Florida Atlantic *3133.00
Chicago State *2122.00

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Jacoby standings

InstitutionBKBCCFHGolfGymSBSocSwTenTFITFOVBNo. sportsTotalAvg
Miami6131012½12½108799.9
Central Michigan711¼652¼8.7
Western Michigan210¼13755¼7.9
Toledo10½7131058637.9
Kent State1212½1227557.9
Ohio610½75712857½7.2
Akron1225135856½7.1
Eastern Michigan11½11¼105852¾6.6
Bowling Green13182850¾6.3
Ball State12236110949¼5.5
Buffalo11710¼1734¼4.9
NIU11731½4.5
Missouri State *3133.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Sports

Basketball (men's)

2008–09 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Bowling Green115 .688  1914  .576
Buffalo115 .688  2112  .636
Miami106 .625  1713  .567
Akron106 .625  2313  .639
Kent State106 .625  1915  .559
Ohio79 .438  1517  .469
West
Ball State79 .438  1417  .452
Central Michigan79 .438  1219  .387
Western Michigan79 .438  1021  .323
Eastern Michigan610 .375  824  .250
Northern Illinois511 .313  1020  .333
Toledo511 .313  725  .219
Conference 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 parenthesis.[1]

Basketball (women's)

Standings

Through March 8, 2009

* Receives E3 seed based on 2–0 head-to-head record vs. Miami.

Tournament

Cross country (men's)

Eastern Michigan won its fourth consecutive MAC Championship in 2008. The All-MAC team consisted of Ryan Bloom (Buffalo), Josh Karanja (Eastern Michigan), Sammy Kiprotch (Central Michigan), Aiman Scullion (Kent State), Kevin Silver (Miami), Pat Sovacool (Miami) and Curtis Vollmar (Eastern Michigan).[2]

Sovacool of Miami was the only runner to qualify for the NCAA Championship. He finished 65th overall.[3]

In the preseason poll voted by the MAC head coaches, Eastern Michigan was chosen to win the 2008 men's MAC Cross Country Championship.[4] EMU had won the past three MAC Championships and had five All-MAC runners returning.[4]

MAC Championship results

  1. Eastern Michigan, 42 points
  2. Miami, 56
  3. Kent State, 61
  4. Central Michigan, 103
  5. Ohio, 122
  6. Buffalo, 169
  7. Akron, 179
  8. Toledo, 186
  9. Bowling Green, 270

Players of the week

Cross country (women's)

MAC Championship results

  1. Miami, 39 points
  2. Akron, 81
  3. Ohio, 107
  4. Central Michigan, 141
  5. Bowling Green, 147
  6. Toledo, 165
  7. Buffalo, 177
  8. Kent State, 184
  9. Western Michigan, 218
  10. Eastern Michigan, 238
  11. Ball State, 251
  12. NIU, 355

Players of the week

Field hockey

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Kent State91.900154.789
Miami73.7002146.700
Central Michigan64.6003711.389
Ohio64.6003911.450
Ball State19.1008216.111
Missouri State19.1008614.300

Football

2008 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
Buffalo x$  5 3     8 6  
Bowling Green  4 4     6 6  
Temple  4 4     5 7  
Ohio  3 5     4 8  
Akron  3 5     5 7  
Kent State  3 5     4 8  
Miami  1 7     2 10  
West Division
Ball State x  8 0     12 2  
Central Michigan  6 2     8 5  
Western Michigan  6 2     9 4  
Northern Illinois  5 3     6 7  
Toledo  2 6     3 9  
Eastern Michigan  2 6     3 9  
Championship: Buffalo 42, Ball State 24
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions

Ball State started the 2008 football season 12–0, going undefeated in conference play and defeating Indiana and Navy in out of conference games. BSU was ranked as high as 12th in the Associated Press Poll and 13th in the Coaches' Poll. They were also ranked 12th at one point in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings. However, Ball State was upset by Buffalo in the MAC Championship game, lost their bowl game vs. Tulsa and finished unranked in each of the polls.

In regular season non-conference games, the MAC defeated BCS opponents #25 Pittsburgh (Bowling Green won 27–17), Syracuse (Akron won 42–28), Indiana (Ball State won 42–20 and Central Michigan won 37–34), Illinois (Western Michigan won 23–17) and Michigan (Toledo won 13–10).

Despite having a successful non-conference record and gaining five bowl bids, the MAC finished the bowl season poorly. The MAC was the only conference to not win a bowl game and finished 0–5.

Golf (women's)

MAC Championship

1. Kent State (1217)
2. Eastern Michigan (1256)
3. Akron (1297)
3. Western Michigan (1297)
5. Toledo (1305)
6. Ball State (1313)
7. Ohio (1318)
8. NIU (1366)
9. Bowling Green (1401)

Soccer (men's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Akron6001.0001724.826
NIU411.7501164.619
Buffalo312.66721244.700
Hartwick222.5003757.553
Western Michigan240.33343141.194
Florida Atlantic141.2505131.289
Bowling Green060.00064132.263

Soccer (women's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Toledo821.7731651.750
Central Michigan623.68211253.675
Eastern Michigan623.68211355.630
Bowling Green632.6361264.636
Western Michigan641.59127111.395
NIU542.545965.575
Ball State551.50039101.475
Miami560.4556121.342
Ohio452.4555103.361
Kent State371.31856111.361
Akron272.273792.444
Buffalo092.0914104.278

Swimming (men's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Eastern Michigan301.00052.714
Miami21.667147.364
Buffalo12.333243.571
Ball State03.000314.200

MAC Championship results

  1. Eastern Michigan, 1046.5 points
  2. Buffalo, 639.5
  3. Miami, 588
  4. Ball State, 267

Swimming (women's)

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLPct.GBWLPct.
Miami61.857102.833
Eastern Michigan52.714174.636
Toledo52.714165.545
Ohio43.571293.750
Buffalo43.571283.727
Akron25.286466.500
Ball State16.143527.222
Bowling Green16.143527.222

MAC Championship results

  1. Miami, 639½ points
  2. Ohio, 611½
  3. Toledo, 568½
  4. Eastern Michigan, 497½
  5. Akron, 347
  6. Buffalo, 335
  7. Bowling Green, 305½
  8. Ball State, 200½

Track and field (men's)

Indoor MAC Championships

  1. Kent State, 159 points
  2. Eastern Michigan, 132
  3. Akron, 109
  4. Central Michigan, 64
  5. Buffalo, 61

Track and field (women's)

Indoor MAC Championships

1. Akron, 126 points
2. Kent State, 101
3. Miami, 73
3. Ball State, 73
5. Western Michigan, 62
6. Buffalo, 52
7. Central Michigan, 44½
8. Ohio, 42½
9. Eastern Michigan, 42
10. Toledo, 35
11. Bowling Green, 11
12. NIU, 1

Volleyball

Tournament bracket

  November 18
Campus sites
November 21
SeaGate Centre
November 22
SeaGate Centre
November 23
SeaGate Centre
                                     
8 Toledo 3  
9 Akron 1  
  8 Toledo 0  
    1 Western Michigan 3  
     
       
  1 Western Michigan 3  
  5 Bowling Green 1  
5 Bowling Green 3  
12 Buffalo 1  
  5 Bowling Green 3
    4 Central Michigan 1  
     
       
  1 Western Michigan 1
  2 Ohio 3
7 Ball State 3  
10 Eastern Michigan 0  
  7 Ball State 0
    2 Ohio 3  
     
       
  2 Ohio 3
  3 Miami 1  
6 NIU 3  
11 Kent State 2  
  6 NIU 2
    3 Miami 3  
     

Standings

Wrestling

Standings

TeamConferenceOverall
WLTPct.GBWLTPct.
Kent State5001.0001340.765
Central Michigan410.80011731.833
Ohio320.6002991.500
Buffalo140.20049110.450
Eastern Michigan140.20047110.389
NIU140.2004580.385

See also

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