The Chippewas, who were co-2009 West Division champions, have won three division titles in the last nine years.
Central Michigan (10 first-place votes, 113 points) edged Northern Illinois (four first-place votes, 102 points) and Eastern Michigan (three first-place votes, 94 points) atop the division.
Akron (19 first-place votes, 190 points) is projected to win the East and received a league-high 19 votes as the favorite to win the 2010 MAC Tournament.
MAC Preseason Media Poll
1. Akron – 190 points (19)
2. Kent State – 108 points (3)
3. Buffalo – 97 points (1)
4. Miami -- 78 points
5. Bowling Green – 54 points (1)
6. Ohio – 32 points
1. Central Michigan – 113 points (10)
2. Northern Illinois – 102 points (4)
3. Eastern Michigan – 94 points (3)
4. Ball State – 87 points (3)
5. Western Michigan – 79 points (4)
6. Toledo – 29 points
(First place votes in parentheses)
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