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    It should be noted there is so much parity in the top half of this league, the top 5 can finish in any order, here’s my early take


    1. Ashland. Looks to rebound from 2021, schedule this year not nearly as brutal
    2. ODU. Never count the Panthers out, solid group of players and coaching
    3. Tiffin. Life after a five year starting QB begins now, big shoes to fill.
    4. Findlay. New head coach, lots of talent, need to get through and early brutal schedule in Sept and Oct
    5. Hillsdale. Again, this team could finish in the top 3, excellent team.
    6. Northwood. Nwood is a welcome addition and they are very happy to leave the brutal GLIAC.
    7. Walsh. Solid D, no O; playing on campus for the first time ever this fall.
    8. Lake Erie. Made huge strides going 5-6 last fall, then canned their coach. Made no sense.
    9. KWC. Another coaching change after making small strides.






  • #2
    Originally posted by GLIAC Fan View Post
    It should be noted there is so much parity in the top half of this league, the top 5 can finish in any order, here’s my early take


    1. Ashland. Looks to rebound from 2021, schedule this year not nearly as brutal
    2. ODU. Never count the Panthers out, solid group of players and coaching
    3. Tiffin. Life after a five year starting QB begins now, big shoes to fill.
    4. Findlay. New head coach, lots of talent, need to get through and early brutal schedule in Sept and Oct
    5. Hillsdale. Again, this team could finish in the top 3, excellent team.
    6. Northwood. Nwood is a welcome addition and they are very happy to leave the brutal GLIAC.
    7. Walsh. Solid D, no O; playing on campus for the first time ever this fall.
    8. Lake Erie. Made huge strides going 5-6 last fall, then canned their coach. Made no sense.
    9. KWC. Another coaching change after making small strides.




    I think you are undervaluing Lake Erie. I have heard good things about Coach Boldin, and I really think they may surprise some people. They have a very nice OOC schedule with three winable games (NMU on a long late season road trip to Painesville, McKendree, and Southwest Baptist). They can probably beat Walsh and KWC. If they steal one from Northwood or Hillsdale (like they did last year) I could see a 6 win team that finishes in the top half of the conference. For Lake Erie, that is a big big deal.

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    • #3
      1. Ashland. easier schedule, same explosive offense.

      2. Findlay. The reigning champs get a new head coach and one heck of a ooc schedule as a reward.

      3. ODU. the Panthers are always a tough team

      4. Tiffin. Extremely talented but will be interesting to see how they fair with a new qb

      5. Walsh. sleeper team, phenomenal defense and a potentially explosive offense, first time playing on campus is a nice bonus.

      6. Hillsdale. still a very good team, 3-6 are for the most part interchangeable

      7. Northwood. First year in the conference, definitely a feeler year. they must be grateful to be out of the GLIAC

      8. Lake Erie. 5-6 last fall but binned the coach that got them there. smh

      9. KWC. slipping to the bottom after a coaching change but high upside for the coming future.

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      • #4
        1. Ashland. Something tells me this is the year Ashland breaks through.
        2. Hillsdale. Best WR and maybe best LB in the league. If they can win the games they are suppose to they will be a contender.
        3. Findlay. Can't drop the defending champ lower than 3rd even with a new coach.
        4. ODU. Could be a surprise team. Should be in the mix at the end.
        5. Tiffin. Could actually be the most talented team. Just don't remember seeing them without the QB they had for what seems like the last 10 years.
        6. Walsh. Another interesting team and actually these top 6 teams are good enough to win the title. Does Walsh have the best returning defense?
        7. Lake Erie. Probably could of made another jump this year but let the coach go that led them to respectability. Big drop off after top 6 teams.
        8. KWC. Who knows. Program needs some discipline.
        9. Northwood. Should of just stayed in the GLIAC and saved some gas money.

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        • #5
          As and Ashland fan I wouldn't put them as the preseason favorite. Ashland has some major weaknesses that I'm not sure they have addressed. There offense last year was terrible. Yes losing your veteran QB to injury is never easy to deal with mid season but the lack of development in the program is a serious problem. Mix with the fact that Coach Owens has been running a horrific offense for years now that he wont change doesn't help. It also still remains to be seen if Owen's with actually deploy a special teams unit this year or if he will continue to run his first team offense out there to cover punts. Nothing like watching your starting offensive line try to run down a punt returner. This is going to be a huge year for AU and Lee Owens coaching staff. They have all the resources in the world, great stadium, indoor facility, large donor group pumping money into the program. Its time to start developing talent and win games.

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          • #6
            Best WR is NOT at Hillsdale !!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wolfman44 View Post
              Best WR is NOT at Hillsdale !!!
              Name a receiver that is hands down better than Isaac TeSlaa in the conference. I believe he would be the best WR in the GLIAC which makes him by far the best WR in the GMAC. A 6’4” kid that is one of the strongest players on the team and fast. Hard to find strong, fast, 6’4” receivers in this league that can actually run routes and catch. Let me know who you have as a top WR.

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              • #8
                Lowe -Tiffin 1st team GMAC ,Brown-Lake Erie 1st Team GMAC, Wolf-Ohio Dominican- 3 time All American at WJ. Isaac had a Breakout season last yr for sure but I think its a stretch to say he is " Hands Down The Best WR in The GMAC"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wolfman44 View Post
                  Lowe -Tiffin 1st team GMAC ,Brown-Lake Erie 1st Team GMAC, Wolf-Ohio Dominican- 3 time All American at WJ. Isaac had a Breakout season last yr for sure but I think its a stretch to say he is " Hands Down The Best WR in The GMAC"
                  Lowe is good but I saw him play. He is 5’10” maybe and 175 pounds. Marcus Brown is good at 6’2” and 185 pounds, and your last guy a DIII transfer? Enough said on that one as he will be lucky to see the field. Isaac is 6’4” and 205 pounds and much physically stronger than Lowe and Brown. All good players no chance I would take them ahead of the Hillsdale kid. Line them up side by side this isn’t close.

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                  • #10
                    UR Right D3 Plyrs cant compete.LOL

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wolfman44 View Post
                      UR Right D3 Plyrs cant compete.LOL
                      Well DIII players compared to DII players for the most part there is a HUGE difference. Now if you seen this kid play than say it and how good he is when you saw him but pulling stuff off stats and the internet without seeing someone play is just another guy reading the internet. By the way this DIII player who I am sure is good was not a 3 year all American. He was named all American by 3 different publications his freshman year but has not made all American since. Sounds like he had a great freshman year and leveled off with no all American honors his sophomore or junior seasons. Kid might turn out to be great but putting him in the elite WR is a huge stretch.

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                      • #12
                        2022 GMAC Preseason Coaches Poll

                        1. Findlay –56 (4 First Place Votes)

                        2. Tiffin – 54 (3)

                        3. Ashland – 52 (2)

                        4. Ohio Dominican – 45

                        5. Hillsdale – 42

                        6. Northwood – 22

                        7. Kentucky Wesleyan –21

                        8. Lake Erie –16

                        8. Walsh - 16

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                        • #13
                          I will beat the Lake Erie drum again. I think they will finish higher than that 8th place spot, maybe even up to the 4, 5 or 6 area. Returning good number of vets from a much improved team last year. They fell off down the stretch due to Murphy losing the locker room, and Coach Boldin seems to have a much better feel of the situation there. They beat Hillsdale last year (albeit on HC's 4th string QB i think), and took Ashland down to a missed extra point. Lake Erie is a team on the rise, especially if they can swing an upset over Hillsdale, ODU, or Northwood.

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                          • #14
                            It's awesome to see teams so close at the top of the preseason poll. That parity is what makes the GMAC so fun to follow from a neutral perspective.

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