The 2022 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament is set to get underway Thursday, March 10th. Last year’s MAC Basketball Tournament saw Ohio secure their seventh conference tournament championship, with an 84-69 blowout win over Buffalo. With none of the teams near the bubble, the automatic bid for the champion will be as crucial as ever. Toledo will look to defend their regular season title while Ohio and Ball State look to secure their MAC-leading eighth tournament championship.

The following contains the MAC Tournament bracket, standings and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.

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MAC Basketball Standings

TeamConf. RecordOverall RecordSeed
Toledo17-325-61 seed
Kent State16-421-92 seed
Ohio14-623-83 seed
Akron14-621-94 seed
Buffalo13-619-105 seed
Ball State9-1014-166 seed
Miami (OH)8-1214-177 seed
Central Michigan6-127-228 seed
Bowling Green6-1413-18N/A
Northern Illinois6-149-21N/A
Eastern Michigan5-1510-21N/A
Western Michigan4-168-23N/A

MAC Basketball Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 10-12
TV Schedule: ESPN+ (Quarterfinals); CBSSN (Semifinals); ESPN2 (Championship)
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse – Cleveland, OH
Byes: None
Defending Champion: Ohio

MAC Tournament Bracket


  • (1) Toledo 72, (8) Central Michigan 71
  • (4) Akron 70, (5) Buffalo 68
  • (2) Kent State 85, (7) Miami (OH) 75
  • (3) Ohio 77, (6) Ball State 67


  • (4) Akron 70, (1) Toledo 62
  • (2) Kent State 67, (3) Ohio 61


  • (4) Akron 75, (2) Kent State 55

Akron advances to NCAA Tournament

Credit: Kurt Steiss/The Blade

MAC Basketball Breakdown

This year, the MAC will hope to see more of the same craziness that made the conference tournament so fun last season. In the 2021 MAC Tournament fifth-seeded Ohio went through three of the top four seeds to win the tournament. With no byes for any teams, everyone is on a level playing field. Toledo will look to defend their regular season crown and win their first conference tournament since 1980. Ohio will look to repeat and claim their eighth tournament championship.

Of the eight total teams in the MAC Tournament, only Toldeo finished the regular season with a top-100 ranking in the College Basketball Net. Toledo enters the MAC Tournament with a No. 65 overall net ranking. Only Ohio and Buffalo even crack the top-125 ranking in the College Basketball Net at No. 111 and No. 116 respectively.

The MAC basketball preseason poll didn’t do a good job predicting the outcome of the conference. Buffalo received 11 of 12 first-place votes to win the conference and ended up finishing fifth. Toledo was slated to finish third and ended up being overachievers as they won the regular season title. Western Michigan was a big underachiever as they were predicted to finish ninth but ended up in 12th.

Team Stats | 2022 MAC Basketball Tournament

(1) Toledo Rockets

Net Ranking: 65 (No. 1 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 74 (No. 1 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 112.4 (No. 31)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 101.5 (No. 132)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.49 (No. 235)

(2) Kent State Golden Flashes

Net Ranking: 130 (No. 4 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 136 (No. 4 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 101.5 (No. 215)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 98.9 (No. 85)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.43 (No. 234)

(3) Ohio Bobcats

Net Ranking: 111 (No. 2 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 119 (No. 2 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 105.0 (No. 144)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 100.7 (No. 120)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -5.70 (No. 297)

(4) Akron Zips

Net Ranking: 147 (No. 5 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 151 (No. 5 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 105.5 (No. 141)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 104.1 (No. 190)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -6.12 (No. 312)

(5) Buffalo Bulls

Net Ranking: 116 (No. 3 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 123 (No. 3 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 108.1 (No. 89)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 104.2 (No. 191)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.83 (No. 220)

(6) Ball State Cardinals

Net Ranking: 263 (No. 7 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 264 (No. 7 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 102.4 (No. 194)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 110.3 (No. 300)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -4.91 (No. 277)

(7) Miami (OH) RedHawks

Net Ranking: 247 (No. 6 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 260 (No. 6 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 104.2 (No. 164)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 111.9 (No. 327)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -4.42 (No. 266)

(8) Central Michigan Chippewas

Net Ranking: 318 (No. 11 in MAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 320 (No. 11 in MAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 96.9 (No. 302)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 111.0 (No. 313)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.23 (No. 182)

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