MAC Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2021

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The College Football News MAC preseason predictions for every game, predicted order of finish, and lookahead to the 2021 season.

MAC Preseason Predictions: East

MAC East Predicted Finish

T1. Ohio*
T1. Kent State
T1. Miami University
4. Buffalo
T5. Akron
T5. Bowling Green

Akron Zips

2021 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 MAC Prediction: 1-7
2018: 4-8 2019: 0-12 2020: 1-5

Sept. 4 at Auburn L
Sept. 11 Temple L
Sept. 18 Bryant W
Sept. 25 at Ohio State L
Oct. 2 Ohio L
Oct. 9 at Bowling Green W
Oct. 16 at Miami University L
Oct. 23 Buffalo L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 Ball State L
Nov. 9 at Western Michigan L
Nov. 20 Kent State L
Nov. 27 at Toledo L
Akron 2021 Preview

Bowling Green Falcons

2021 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2021 MAC Prediction: 1-7
2018: 3-9 2019: 3-9 2020: 0-5

Sept. 4 at Tennessee L
Sept. 11 South Alabama L
Sept. 18 Murray State W
Sept. 25 at Minnesota L
Oct. 2 at Kent State L
Oct. 9 Akron L
Oct. 16 at Northern Illinois L
Oct. 23 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 30 at Buffalo L
Nov. 6 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 Toledo L
Nov. 16 at Miami University L
Nov. 26 Ohio L
Bowling Green 2021 Preview

Buffalo Bulls

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 MAC Prediction: 4-4
2018: 10-4 2019: 8-5 2020: 6-1

Sept. 2 Wagner W
Sept. 11 at Nebraska L
Sept. 18 Coastal Carolina L
Sept. 25 at Old Dominion W
Oct. 2 Western Michigan W
Oct. 9 at Kent State L
Oct. 16 Ohio L
Oct. 23 at Akron W
Oct. 30 Bowling Green W
Nov. 6 OPEN DATE
Nov. 9 at Miami University L
Nov. 17 Northern Illinois W
Nov. 23 at Ball State L
Buffalo 2021 Preview

Kent State Golden Flashes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 MAC Prediction: 5-3
2018: 5-7 2019: 7-6 2020: 3-1

Sept. 4 at Texas A&M L
Sept. 11 VMI W
Sept. 18 at Iowa L
Sept. 25 at Maryland L
Oct. 2 Bowling Green W
Oct. 9 Buffalo W
Oct. 16 at Western Michigan L
Oct. 23 at Ohio L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Northern Illinois W
Nov. 10 at Central Michigan L
Nov. 20 at Akron W
Nov. 27 Miami University W
Kent State 2021 Preview

Miami University RedHawks

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 MAC Prediction: 5-3
2018: 6-6 2019: 8-6 2020: 2-1

Sept. 4 at Cincinnati L
Sept. 11 at Minnesota L
Sept. 18 LIU W
Sept. 25 at Army L
Oct. 2 Central Michigan W
Oct. 9 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 16 Akron W
Oct. 23 at Ball State L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 at Ohio L
Nov. 9 Buffalo W
Nov. 16 Bowling Green W
Nov. 27 at Kent State L
Miami 2021 Preview

Ohio Bobcats

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 MAC Prediction: 5-3
2018: 9-4 2019: 7-6 2020: 2-1

Sept. 4 Syracuse L
Sept. 11 Duquesne W
Sept. 18 at Louisiana L
Sept. 25 at Northwestern L
Oct. 2 at Akron W
Oct. 9 Central Michigan W
Oct. 16 at Buffalo L
Oct. 23 Kent State W
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 Miami University W
Nov. 9 at Eastern Michigan L
Nov. 16 Toledo L
Nov. 26 at Bowling Green W
Ohio 2021 Preview

NEXT: MAC Preseason Predictions: West

MAC Preseason Predictions: West

MAC West Predicted Finish

T1. Western Michigan*
T1. Ball State
T1. Toledo
4. Central Michigan
5. Northern Illinois
6. Eastern Michigan
*WMU will win West tie-breaker

Ball State Cardinals

2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 MAC Prediction: 6-2
2018: 4-8 2019: 5-7 2020: 7-1

Sept. 2 Western Illinois W
Sept. 11 at Penn State L
Sept. 18 at Wyoming L
Sept. 25 Toledo W
Oct. 2 Army L
Oct. 9 at Western Michigan L
Oct. 16 at Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 23 Miami University W
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 at Akron W
Nov. 10 at Northern Illinois W
Nov. 17 Central Michigan L
Nov. 23 Buffalo W
Ball State 2021 Preview

Central Michigan Chippewas

2021 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2021 MAC Prediction: 4-4
2018: 1-11 2019: 8-6 2020: 3-3

Sept. 4 at Missouri L
Sept. 11 Robert Morris W
Sept. 18 at LSU L
Sept. 25 FIU W
Oct. 2 at Miami University L
Oct. 9 at Ohio L
Oct. 16 Toledo W
Oct. 23 Northern Illinois L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 at Western Michigan L
Nov. 10 Kent State W
Nov. 17 at Ball State W
Nov. 26 Eastern Michigan W
CMU 2021 Preview

Eastern Michigan Eagles

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 MAC Prediction: 2-6
2018: 7-6 2019: 6-7 2020: 2-4

Sept. 3 Saint Francis W
Sept. 11 at Wisconsin L
Sept. 18 at UMass W
Sept. 25 Texas State W
Oct. 2 at Northern Illinois L
Oct. 9 Miami University W
Oct. 16 Ball State L
Oct. 23 at Bowling Green L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 at Toledo L
Nov. 9 Ohio W
Nov. 16 Western Michigan L
Nov. 26 at Central Michigan L
EMU 2021 Preview

Northern Illinois Huskies

2021 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 MAC Prediction: 3-5
2018: 8-6 2019: 5-7 2020: 0-6

Sept. 4 at Georgia Tech L
Sept. 11 Wyoming L
Sept. 18 at Michigan L
Sept. 25 Maine W
Oct. 2 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 9 at Toledo L
Oct. 16 Bowling Green W
Oct. 23 at Central Michigan W
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 at Kent State L
Nov. 10 Ball State L
Nov. 17 at Buffalo L
Nov. 23 Western Michigan L
NIU 2021 Preview

Toledo Rockets

2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 MAC Prediction: 6-2
2018: 7-6 2019: 6-6 2020: 4-2

Sept. 4 Norfolk State W
Sept. 11 at Notre Dame L
Sept. 18 Colorado State W
Sept. 25 at Ball State L
Oct. 2 at UMass W
Oct. 9 Northern Illinois W
Oct. 16 at Central Michigan L
Oct. 23 Western Michigan W
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 2 Eastern Michigan W
Nov. 10 at Bowling Green W
Nov. 16 at Ohio W
Nov. 27 Akron W
Toledo 2021 Preview

Western Michigan Broncos

2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 MAC Prediction: 6-2
2018: 7-6 2019: 7-6 2020: 4-2

Sept. 4 at Michigan L
Sept. 11 Illinois State W
Sept. 18 at Pitt L
Sept. 25 San Jose State L
Oct. 2 at Buffalo L
Oct. 9 Ball State W
Oct. 16 Kent State W
Oct. 23 at Toledo L
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Central Michigan W
Nov. 9 Akron W
Nov. 16 at Eastern Michigan W
Nov. 23 at Northern Illinois W
WMU 2021 Preview