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.