How about a little music at the top of this ballot. Excuse me as I flash back to the mid 1990s:
Yeah, I've probably overvalued the Mid-American Conference as a person who has a direct connection to one MAC school and indirect connections via friends/family to three others. The MACtion this season hasn't been as off the charts as it usually is, but there are some intriguing battles coming up.
The MAC plays midweek a lot once the calendar hits November, starting tonight with Toledo hosting Ball State in a MAC West Division showdown. The Rockets, currently a half game behind Northern Illinois, need a win to keep pace with the Huskies. Ball State already has six wins and is looking to position themselves for an at-large bowl bid.
So three MAC teams crack my top 25. Which means I have as many MAC teams as I do Big Ten teams, and more than I have from the ACC.
I might be losing my mind.
Anyway, here's my full Top 25: