Akron Zips | MAC (East)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+1050), Win Conference (+3300)
SSA Model Pick: None
Before Terry Bowden took over at Akron the Zips struggled. They have turned into a competitive team in the MAC. While the Zips somehow found their way to the MAC title game last season they are not an elite team in this conference.

Win Total Analysis
4.5 wins (+105/-125)
SSA Model Pick: Over (High Confidence)
There will be a lot of new faces on offense and the defense has a new coordinator this year. While the Zips are unlikely to reach 7 regular season wins this season, going over 4.5 should be doable. You’ll have to sweat this one out as a tough non-conference slate will leave the Zips at 1-3 to start the season, but they’ll find 4 wins in their final 8 games.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 64.6
Coach: Terry Bowden
Returning Starters: 14
National Ranking: 108
Coach Ranking: 94
Talent Ranking: 126

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 2%
Div Win Prob: 7%
Projected Record: 5.1 – 6.9
Conference Record: 3.7 – 4.3

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1@ Nebraska14%
Sat, Sep 8Morgan St98%
Sat, Sep 15@ NW10%
Sat, Sep 22@ Iowa St10%
Sat, Oct 6MIA OH46%
Sat, Oct 13@ Buffalo37%
Sat, Oct 20@ Kent St70%
Sat, Oct 27C Mich61%
Thu, Nov 1NIU35%
Sat, Nov 10@ E Mich42%
Sat, Nov 17BG61%
Fri, Nov 23@ Ohio23%