MAC West Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014 #2

MAC West Preseason Backwards Countdown 2014

Starting Monday May 26 – June 7 we will attempt to rank the teams in the Mid American Conference.  On June 7th we will reveal the projected finish from top to bottom 1-13

RECAP West Countdown

2. Ball State (7-5)                 2014 Prediction(9-3)

3. Toledo  (7-5)                     2014 Prediction(9-3)

4. Central Michigan  (6-6)     2014 Prediction(6-6)

5. Western Michigan (2-10)  2014 Prediction(5-7)

6. Eastern Michigan (1-11)   2014 Prediction (1-10)

  • Comparison of our original 6 voters (5/9/14) compared to the new poll with 17 people (5/25/14)
  • Our original 6 voters the outcome was remarkably different than when we added an additional 11 posters that shared votes from the MAC board members (additional votes from 5/24 and 5/25).  After tabulating the results and without disclosing the difference in the two polls you will be surprised with the outcome (6/7/14).  Hope everyone enjoys the poll and  gets pumped to battle on the field in August.   So we started the backwards Countdown for the 2014 Preseason ranking with the East and now present the WEST.

Introducing MAC West # 2

Ball State Football Logo   Ball State football pictures

2). Ball State (10 – 3) MAC   Pete Lembo (15–10) heads into his 4th year.  If there ever was a coach that new the formula to win you would need to look no further than the Captain of the Cardinals.  Lembo is one of only seven head coaches that have won nine or more games at three or more schools.   Now all he has to do is find a Quarterback to replace Keith Wenning.  Last year the receipt for success was throw throw and throw again.  That formula leads the team to a 10-3 season in 2013.  Ball State plays in the 25,500 seat Scheuman Stadium.  The Cardinals have an all time record of   421–381–32 (.524)  Last year the Cardinals played both North Texas and NIU close before falling to them in 2014.  Their bowl loss to Arkansas State was the black eye that left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.  This year the only true challenge is Iowa for OOC and a mix of conference games.   However the season will be a question mark till they secure a Quarterback that can duplicate last year’s results.

2014 Ball State Cardinals Football Schedule  Predictions (9-3)

Date   Opponent Predictions  
Saturday
Aug. 30
Colgate Raiders
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA W
Saturday
Sept. 6
at Iowa Hawkeyes
Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 13
Indiana State Sycamores
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA W
Saturday
Sept. 20
at Toledo Rockets
Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
TBA L
Saturday
Sept. 27
Open Date
Saturday
Oct. 4
at Army Black Knights
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
12:00 p.m. ET
CBSSN
W
Saturday
Oct. 11
Western Michigan Broncos (HC)
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 18
at Central Michigan Chippewas
Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI
TBA W
Saturday
Oct. 25
Akron Zips
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA W
Saturday
Nov. 1
Open Date
Wednesday
Nov. 5
Northern Illinois Huskies
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
L
Wednesday
Nov. 12
at UMass Minutemen
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2/ESPNU
W
Saturday
Nov. 22
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
TBA W
Friday
Nov. 28
at Bowling Green Falcons
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
Time TBA
ESPNU/ESPN3
W

 

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