CLEVELAND, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) -- The Eastern Michigan University football team was picked to finish fifth in the Mid-American Conference West Division today Oct. 29, in the league's preseason media poll. The squad finished in the same position in the MAC preseason coach's poll released Oct. 28.
Two media representatives from each member school of the conference took part in the voting process for the poll.
The Eagles received 46 points, finishing ahead of Northern Illinois (39). Central Michigan was selected to win the West Division with 119 total points and 10 first-place votes, followed by EMU rivals Toledo (118; 7) , Ball State (93; 4) and Western Michigan (89; 3).