Ohio Bobcats | MAC (East)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+162), Win Conference (+360)
SSA Model Pick: Division (Medium), Conference (Low)
Times were tough for the Bobcats prior to the arrival of Frank Solich. Entering his 14th season at Ohio, the former Nebraska HC has been successful running the triple option. With 8 starters back on offesne, this might be the best offense Solich has had here and the Bobcats have a serious shot at taking the MAC this season.

Win Total Analysis
8.5 wins (+110/-130)
SSA Model Pick: None
While we like the Bobcats to take the East, they don’t need to win 9+ regular season games to do so. Non-conference games at Virginia and Cincinnati could have the Bobcast 2-2 outside of the conference. Going 6-2 in conference would be good enough to take the East in this scenario, but it would still only be 8 wins. Surprisingly, the value on the Bobcats is in the futures market, not the win total market.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 74.7
Coach: Frank Solich
Returning Starters: 12
National Ranking: 68
Coach Ranking: 53
Talent Ranking: 108

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 28%
Div Win Prob: 49%
Projected Record: 8.5 – 3.5
Conference Record: 5.6 – 2.4

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1Howard98%
Sat, Sep 15@ UVA47%
Sat, Sep 22@ Cinci63%
Sat, Sep 29UMASS76%
Sat, Oct 6@ Kent St87%
Sat, Oct 13@ NIU46%
Sat, Oct 20BG81%
Thu, Oct 25Ball St85%
Thu, Nov 1@ W Mich55%
Wed, Nov 7@ MIA OH58%
Wed, Nov 14Buffalo72%
Fri, Nov 23Akron77%