MAC Football Schedule 2016: Ranking Every Game

    What are the biggest and best games of the 2016 MAC season? What are the best conference and non-conference games?

    February 22, 2016


    What are the biggest and best games of the 2016 MAC season? What are the best conference and non-conference games?


    Ranking The 2016 MAC Football Schedules

    Ten Best MAC Non-Conference Games

    1. San Diego State at Northern Illinois, Sept. 17
    2. Toledo at BYU, Sept. 30
    3. Western Michigan at Illinois, Sept. 17
    4. Georgia Southern at Western Michigan, Sept. 24
    5. Bowling Green at Memphis, Sept. 24
    6. Bowling Green at Ohio State, Sept. 3
    7. Western Michigan at Northwestern, Sept. 3
    8. Toledo at Arkansas State, Sept. 3
    9. Northern Illinois at South Florida. Sept. 10
    10. Middle Tennessee at Bowling Green, Sept. 17

    Ten Best MAC Conference Games

    1. Toledo at Northern Illinois (in Chicago), Nov. 9
    2. Bowling Green at Northern Illinois, Nov. 1
    3. Toledo at Western Michigan, Nov. 25
    4. Bowling Green at Toledo, Oct. 15
    5. Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, Oct. 8
    6. Western Michigan at Central Michigan, Oct. 1
    7. Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Oct. 15
    8. Bowling Green at Ohio, Oct. 8
    9. Central Michigan at Toledo, Oct. 22
    10. Ohio at Toledo, Oct. 27

    2016 MAC Schedule

    Weekly games ranked on how compelling the matchup appears to be.

    Thursday, September 1

    12. Presbyterian at Central Michigan

    Friday, September 2

    5. Ball State at Georgia State

    Saturday, September 3

    1. Bowling Green at Ohio State
    2. Western Michigan at Northwestern
    3. Toledo at Arkansas State
    6. Texas State at Ohio
    7. Northern Illinois at Wyoming
    8. Kent State at Penn State
    9. Miami Univ. at Iowa
    10. VMI at Akron
    13. Albany at Buffalo
    14. Mississippi Valley State at Eastern Michigan

    Saturday, September 10

    1. Northern Illinois at South Florida
    2. Ball State at Indiana
    3. Central Michigan at Oklahoma State
    4. Ohio at Kansas
    5. Akron at Wisconsin
    6. Eastern Michigan at Missouri
    7. Maine at Toledo
    8. North Dakota at Bowling Green
    9. Eastern Illinois at Miami Univ.
    10. North Carolina A&T at Kent State
    North Carolina Central at Western Michigan

    Saturday, September 17

    1. San Diego State at Northern Illinois
    2. Western Michigan at Illinois
    3. Middle Tennessee at Bowling Green
    4. Akron at Marshall
    5. Ohio at Tennessee
    6. Buffalo at Nevada
    7. Fresno State at Toledo
    8. UNLV at Central Michigan
    9. Eastern Michigan at Charlotte
    10. WKU at Miami Univ.
    11. Eastern Kentucky at Ball State
    12. Monmouth at Kent State

    Saturday, September 24

    1. Georgia Southern at Western Michigan
    2. Bowling Green at Memphis
    3. Appalachian State at Akron
    4. Central Michigan at Virginia
    5. Ball State at Florida Atlantic
    6. Miami Univ. at Cincinnati

    7. Army at Buffalo
    8. Wyoming at Eastern Michigan
    9. Kent State at Alabama
    10. Western Illinois at Northern Illinois
    11. Gardner-Webb at Ohio

    Friday, September 30

    1. Toledo at BYU

    Saturday, October 1

    2. Western Michigan at Central Michigan
    3. Northern Illinois at Ball State
    4. Akron at Kent State
    5. Ohio at Miami Univ.
    6. Buffalo at Boston College
    7. Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green

    Saturday, October 8

    1. Northern Illinois at Western Michigan
    2. Bowling Green at Ohio
    3. Ball State at Central Michigan
    4. Kent State at Buffalo
    5. Miami Univ. at Akron
    6. Toledo at Eastern Michigan

    Saturday, October 15

    1. Bowling Green at Toledo
    2. Central Michigan at Northern Illinois
    3. Western Michigan at Akron
    4. Ball State at Buffalo
    5. Kent State at Miami Univ.
    6. Eastern Michigan at Ohio

    Saturday, October 22

    1. Central Michigan at Toledo
    2. Buffalo at Northern Illinois
    3. Akron at Ball State
    4. Ohio at Kent State
    5. Miami Univ. at Bowling Green
    6. Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan

    Thursday, October 27

    1. Ohio at Toledo
    2. Akron at Buffalo

    Saturday, October 29

    3. Kent State at Central Michigan
    4. Miami Univ. at Eastern Michigan

    Tuesday, November 1

    1. Bowling Green at Northern Illinois
    3. Western Michigan at Ball State

    Wednesday, November 2

    2. Toledo at Akron

    Thursday, November 3

    4. Buffalo at Ohio

    Friday, November 4

    5. Central Michigan at Miami Univ.

    Tuesday, November 8

    2. Western Michigan at Kent State
    6. Eastern Michigan at Ball State

    Wednesday, November 9

    1. Toledo at Northern Illinois (in Chicago)
    3. Bowling Green at Akron

    Saturday, November 12

    5. Miami Univ. at Buffalo

    Tuesday, November 15

    1. Ohio at Central Michigan
    4. Kent State at Bowling Green

    Wednesday, November 16

    2. Ball State at Toledo
    5. Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan

    Saturday, November 19

    3. Buffalo at Western Michigan

    Tuesday, November 22

    2. Akron at Ohio
    4. Northern Illinois at Kent State

    Friday, November 25

    1. Toledo at Western Michigan
    3. Buffalo at Bowling Green
    5. Ball State at Miami Univ.

    6. Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan

    Friday, December 2

    Marathon MAC Championship Game (in Detroit)

    MORE: MAC Team-By-Team Football Schedule

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