The Mid-American Conference preseason poll was released ahead of MAC Media Day on Tuesday morning.
Western Michigan was picked to finish second in the MAC West division, only behind the Toledo Rockets.
Ohio was picked to come out on top in the MAC East to face Toledo in the MAC Championship game. Ohio was also picked to win the conference, with 13 overall first-place votes.
Toledo received seven first-place votes, WMU with two, Northern Illinois with one, and Central Michigan also received one first-place vote.
MAC Media Preseason Poll