2007–08 Mid-American Conference season

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Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference
Data
Classification NCAA Division I FBS
Established 1946
Members 12
Sports fielded 23 (11 men's, 12 women's)
Region Great Lakes
States 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
New York, Ohio
Headquarters Cleveland, Ohio
Locations
Mid-American Conference map.png

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).

Contents

Teams[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment
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[edit]

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[edit]

Institution BB BKB CC FB Golf Soc Sw Ten TFI TFO W No. Sports Total Avg
Eastern Michigan 10½ 7 12½ 12½ - 11 - 12  10  6 8 77 9.6
Kent State 12½ 13 6 1 11½ - - - 7  8  10 7 61 8.7
Central Michigan 6 7 9 13 - - - - 3  4  12 6 50 8.3
Akron 10½ 7 7 12 - -  9  12 - 7 55½ 7.9
Miami 2 9 11½ 10½ 6 - - - 6 - 7 53½ 7.6
Western Michigan 6 12 - - 2 - 12 - - - 5 37½ 7.5
Ball State - 10½ 9 - 10 - - - 6 44 7.3
Bowling Green 12½ 12 6 - - - - - 6 40 6.7
Ohio 9 8 5 - - - - - 2 6 39 6.5
Toledo 1 8 - - 8 - - - 6 30½ 5.1
NIU 2 - 2 1 4 - 6 - - 8 7 32½ 4.6
Buffalo 1 1 5 9 - 9 2 3  2  4 9 39½ 4.4
Hartwick * - - - - - 8 - - - - - 1 8 8.0
Temple * - - - - - - - - - - 1 7.5
Chicago State * - - - - - - - 4 - - - 1 4 4.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Jacoby standings[edit]

Institution BKB CC FH Golf Gym SB Soc Sw Ten TFI TFO VB No. Sports Total Avg
Miami 12 10½ 8 - - 5 8 11½ 10½  10½  12 9 87 9.7
Ohio 13 12 5 - 12½ -  3½  13 9 85½ 9.5
Kent State 10 12½ 12 13 - -  5½  9 80 8.9
Western Michigan - 8 5 - 12½ 12  12  10 9 70½ 7.8
Eastern Michigan 10 2 - 11 11 9 9  4  10 77 7.7
Toledo - 9 - 1 12 11  4½  9 62½ 6.9
Central Michigan 2 6 - 9 10½ - -  8½  8 54½ 6.8
Bowling Green 13 - 2 12 9 5 2  2  10 10 67½ 6.8
Ball State 10 4 6 3 13 5  4  11 71½ 6.5
Akron 1 12 - - - 3 1 13  13  8 40½ 5.1
Buffalo - - - 2 5 6  7½  8 38½ 4.8
NIU 1 - 3 7 10½ - 1  1  9 40½ 4.5
Missouri State * - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 2.0

* Affiliate status only. Does not qualify for trophy.

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

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[edit]

Basketball (men's)[edit]

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[edit]

2007–08 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     28 7   .800
Akron 11 5   .688     24 11   .686
Ohio 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Miami 9 7   .563     17 16   .515
Bowling Green 7 9   .438     13 16   .448
Buffalo 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
West
Western Michigan 12 4   .750     20 12   .625
Central Michigan 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Toledo 7 8   .467     11 19   .367
Ball State 5 11   .313     6 24   .200
Northern Illinois 3 12   .200     6 22   .214
2008 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Tournament[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

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

Basketball (women's)[edit]

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[edit]

East[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
E1 Bowling Green 13 3 .813 26 8 .765
E2 Miami 12 4 .750 1 23 11 .676
E3 Ohio 10 6 .625 3 20 13 .606
E4 Buffalo 8 8 .500 5 15 15 .500
E5 Kent State 5 11 .313 8 9 21 .300
E6 Akron 2 14 .125 11 7 24 .226
West[edit]
Seed Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
W1 Ball State * 11 5 .688 15 15 .500
W2 Eastern Michigan 11 5 .688 17 12 .586
W3 Western Michigan 9 7 .563 2 13 19 .406
W4 NIU 6 8 .429 4 10 18 .357
W5 Toledo 5 10 .333 14 16 .467
W6 Central Michigan 2 13 .133 6 23 .207

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

Tournament[edit]

  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[edit]

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)[edit]

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[edit]

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

MAC Championship results[edit]

  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[edit]

Cross country (women's)[edit]

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[edit]

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

MAC Championship results[edit]

  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[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]
  • 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[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Ohio 9 1 .900 - 15 4 .789
Kent State 7 3 .700 2 12 8 .600
Miami 6 4 .600 3 8 10 .444
Central Michigan 4 6 .400 5 5 13 .278
Ball State 3 7 .300 6 5 12 .294
Missouri State 1 9 .100 8 2 18 .100

Players of the week[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.
Rankings from AP Poll

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

Players of the week[edit]

Golf (men's)[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  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[edit]

Golf (women's)[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  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[edit]

MAC Championship[edit]

  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[edit]

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

Soccer (men's)[edit]

Tournament[edit]

  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[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Akron 4 0 1 .900 - 13 3 2 .778
Buffalo 3 2 0 .600 9 5 2 .667
Hartwick 2 1 2 .600 5 4 6 .533
Bowling Green 2 2 1 .500 2 6 9 3 .417
NIU 1 3 1 .300 3 6 8 4 .444
Western Michigan 0 4 1 .100 4 7 10 1 .417

Players of the week[edit]

Soccer (women's)[edit]

Tournament[edit]

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[edit]

Seed Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
1 Ball State 9 1 1 .864 - 13 5 1 .711
2 Toledo 8 3 0 .727 14 5 1 .725
3 NIU 6 3 2 .636 10 5 4 .632
4 Bowling Green 6 5 0 .545 10 9 1 .525
5 Eastern Michigan 5 4 2 .545 7 8 4 .474
6 Ohio 5 5 1 .500 4 5 11 3 .342
7 Kent State 5 6 0 .455 7 11 1 .395
8 Miami 4 6 1 .409 5 6 10 3 .395
- Buffalo 4 6 1 .409 5 7 10 2 .421
- Central Michigan 4 7 0 .364 8 10 0 .444
- Western Michigan 2 7 2 .273 4 11 3 .306
- Akron 1 6 4 .273 6 7 6 .474

Players of the week[edit]

Softball[edit]

Standings[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Swimming (men's)[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Eastern Michigan 3 0 0 1.000 6 3 0 .667
Miami 2 1 0 .667 1 6 5 1 .542
Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 2 3 3 0 .500
Ball State 0 3 0 .000 3 4 4 0 .500

MAC Championship results[edit]

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

Players of the week[edit]

Swimming (women's)[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Toledo 7 0 0 1.000 11 2 0 .846
Ohio 6 1 0 .857 1 12 1 0 .923
Eastern Michigan 5 2 0 .714 2 9 3 0 .750
Ball State 4 3 0 .571 3 9 4 0 .692
Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 4 6 4 0 .600
Miami 3 4 0 .429 4 5 6 0 .455
Akron 1 6 0 .143 6 3 7 0 .300
Bowling Green 0 7 0 .000 7 0 7 0 .000

MAC Championship results[edit]

  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[edit]

Tennis (men's)[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Tennis (women's)[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Track and field (men's)[edit]

Indoor MAC Championships[edit]

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

Outdoor MAC Championships[edit]

  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[edit]

Track and field (women's)[edit]

Players of the week[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

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[edit]

  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[edit]

East[edit]
Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Ohio 15 1 .938 25 5 .833
Miami 13 3 .813 2 19 9 .679
Bowling Green 12 4 .750 3 21 10 .677
Kent State 11 5 .688 4 20 9 .690
Akron 2 15 .118 13 10 19 .345
Buffalo 1 15 .063 14 2 31 .061
West[edit]
Team Conference Overall
W L Pct. GB W L Pct.
Western Michigan 12 4 .750 21 10 .677
Central Michigan 10 6 .625 2 21 10 .677
Eastern Michigan 8 8 .500 4 20 14 .588
NIU 7 9 .438 5 14 18 .438
Ball State 4 12 .250 8 5 25 .167
Toledo 1 15 .063 11 4 24 .143

Players of the week[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

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[edit]

Team Conference Overall
W L T Pct. GB W L T Pct.
Central Michigan 5 0 0 1.000 - 16 2 0 .889
Kent State 4 1 0 .800 1 14 5 0 .737
NIU 3 2 0 .600 2 10 7 0 .588
Eastern Michigan 2 3 0 .400 3 15 7 1 .674
Buffalo 1 4 0 .200 4 8 7 1 .531
Ohio 0 5 0 .100 5 6 16 0 .273

Players of the week[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]