Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Mid-American Conference

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Mid-American Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Miami University–OxfordOxford, OH 77 RedHawks
2 Ohio UniversityAthens, OH 115 Bobcats
3 University at Buffalo–SUNYBuffalo, NY 121 Bulls
4 Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN Tier 3 Cardinals
5 Bowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OH Tier 3 Falcons
6 Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti, MI Tier 3² Eagles
7 Kent State UniversityKent, OH Tier 3 Golden Flashes
8 Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI Tier 3 Broncos
9 Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant, MI Tier 4 Chippewas
10 Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL Tier 4 Huskies
11 University of AkronAkron, OH Tier 4 Zips
12 University of ToledoToledo, OH Tier 4 Rockets
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • ²Universities Master's (Midwest)