MAC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the best of the MAC for 2016.

The balance of power in the MAC clearly resides in the West Division this season, as 38 of the selections on Athlon’s projected all-conference team for 2016 come from the league’s top three teams – Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan. The Rockets lead the MAC with 15 selections, while the Huskies check in at No. 2 with 12. Bowling Green takes the top spot among East Division programs with 10 selections on Athlon’s All-MAC team.  

 

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the MAC last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2016.

 

Related: 2016 MAC Predictions

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

MAC 2016 Team Previews

East Division
 

National

Rank:

98 97 113 118 112 91
West Division
 

National

Rank:

116 88 124 80 79 69

 

 

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2016 National College Football Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 128 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 

 

 

Athlon's 2016 All-MAC Team

 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Zach Terrell

WMU 

Cooper Rush

CMU 

Drew Hare

NIU 

Thomas Woodson

Akron 

RB

Kareem Hunt

Toledo 

Jamauri Bogan

WMU 

Warren Ball

Akron 

Darian Green

Ball State 

RB

Joel Bouagnon

NIU 

Terry Swanson

Toledo 

A.J. Ouellette

Ohio 

Fred Coppet

BGSU 

AP

Jerome Lane (WR)

Akron 

Jordan Johnson (RB)

Buffalo 

Shaq Vann (RB)

EMU  

Alfonso Smith (RB)

Miami 

WR

Corey Davis

WMU 

Jesse Kroll

CMU 

Marcus McGill

Buffalo 

JoJo Natson

Akron 

WR

Kenny Golladay

NIU 

Sebastian Smith

Ohio 

KeVonn Mabon

Ball State 

Jordan Reid

Ohio 

WR

Ronnie Moore

BGSU 

Cody Thompson

Toledo 

Rokeem Williams

Miami 

Corey Willis

CMU 

C

Tim McAuliffe

BGSU 

John Keenoy

WMU 

James O'Hagan

Buffalo 

Mitch Palmer

Miami 

OL

Jacob Bennett

BGSU 

Mike Ebert

Toledo 

Josh Ruka

NIU 

Reno Reda

Kent State 

OL

Taylor Moton

WMU 

Zach Hovey

Miami 

Troy Watson

Ohio 

Ryan Hunter

BGSU 

OL

Levon Myers

NIU 

Drake Miller

Ball State 

Logan Dietz

BGSU 

Paul Perschon

Toledo 

OL

Storm Norton

Toledo 

Darien Terrell

EMU 

Max Scharping

NIU 

Chukwuma Okorafor

WMU 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team
Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

J.T. Jones

Miami 

Ikeem Allen

Miami 

Luke Maclean

EMU 

Brandon Crawford

Buffalo 

DL

Jamal Marcus

Akron 

Treyvon Hester

Toledo 

Terrance Bush

BGSU 

Earl Moore

Toledo 

DL

Josh Posley

Ball State 

Pat O'Connor

EMU 

Tarell Basham

Ohio 

Kurt Laseak

Ohio 

DL

Terence Waugh

Kent State 

Se'Von Pittman

Akron 

Keion Adams

WMU 

Joe Ostman

CMU 

LB

Quentin Poling

Ohio 

Brandon Berry

Buffalo 

Sean Folliard

NIU 

Jeremi Powell

Toledo 

LB

Austin Valdez

BGSU 

Blair Brown
Ohio 

Paul Moses

Miami 

Elcee Refuge

Kent State 

LB

Sean Wiggins

Ball State 

Jaylen Coleman

Toledo 

Trenton Greene

BGSU 

Caleb Bailey

WMU 

CB

Shawun Lurry

NIU 

Darius Phillips

WMU 

Heath Harding

Miami 

DeAndre Scott

Akron 

CB

Demetrius Monday

Kent State 

Boise Ross

Buffalo 

Najee Murray

Kent State 

Amari Coleman

CMU 

S

Asantay Brown

WMU 

Tony Annese

CMU 

Ryan Williamson

Buffalo 

Martez Hester

Ball State 

S

Nate Holley

Kent State 

DeJuan Rogers

Toledo 

Brandon Mayes

NIU 

Zach Guiser

Akron 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Christian Hagan

NIU 

Jameson Vest

Toledo 

Brian Eavey

CMU 

Morgan Hagee

Ball State 

P

Joe Davidson

BGSU 

Austin Barnes

EMU 

Kyle Schmidt

Ball State 

Nick Ellis

Toledo 

KR

Aregeros Turner

NIU 

KeVonn Mabon

Ball State 

Darius Phillips

WMU 

Diontae Johnson

Toledo 

PR

Corey Jones

Toledo 

JoJo Natson

Akron

Corey Lacanaria

Ball State 

Shawun Lurry

NIU 

 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-MAC Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Akron

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Ball State

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Bowling Green

Offense: 3

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 1 

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Buffalo

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Central Michigan

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Eastern Michigan

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Kent State

Offense: 0

Defense: 3

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Miami

Offense: 0 

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Northern Illinois

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3 

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Ohio

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Toledo

Offense: 2 

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3

Defense: 3

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 2

Western Michigan

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

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