The switch to the new College Football Playoff will have a profound impact on the so-called Group of Five conferences. The American Athletic, Mountain West, MAC, Conference USA, and Sun Belt conferences–those not included in the Power 5–are now guaranteed a spot in a New Year’s Day bowl as the highest-ranked champion. At first glance, that sounds like a good thing, but some fear it’ll only widen the gap between the haves and have-nots. Yes, the smaller conferences will have an easier route to a bigger bowl game, but it’s highly unlikely they’ll get a shot at a playoff...Read More
The MAC has become arguably the most entertaining league in college football over the past few seasons. Weeknight MACtion is one of the highlights of the college football season as MAC teams regularly put on fun, thrilling displays of football. The conference features outstanding young coaches like Toledo’s Matt Campbell and underrated talent like Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Kent State running back Dri Archer. The 2012 season was the best yet for the MAC. Both Kent State and Northern Illinois were regulars in the top 25 polls, and the conference placed a team in a BCS bowl...Read More
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