Central Michigan picked to finish last in Mid-American Conference preseason media poll

A Mid-American Conference trophy and helmets sit on stage before MAC Media Day on July 23 at Ford Field.

The Mid-American Conference released its preseason media poll Tuesday morning, and it's not pretty for the Chippewas.

Central Michigan was picked to finish last in the MAC West Division, holding the lowest amount of points among all teams in the conference. 

Shockingly, first-year coach Jim McElwain's squad earned one first-place vote.

Ohio unanimously earned 24 first-place votes to take the MAC East Division. Miami (Ohio) and Buffalo followed behind. The Bobcats were also selected to win the MAC Championship.

In the MAC West, Toledo earned the top slot with 15 first-place votes ahead of Western Michigan (5) and Northern Illinois (3).

MAC Media Day is set to begin promptly at 11 a.m.

Here's the complete MAC preseason media poll:

MAC East Division
1. Ohio (24 first-place votes) 144
2. Miami 107
3. Buffalo 100
4. Kent State 62
5. Akron 54
6. Bowling Green 37

MAC West Division
1. Toledo (15) 127
2. Western Michigan (5) 112
3. Northern Illinois (3) 103
4. Eastern Michigan 83
5. Ball State 43
6. Central Michigan (1) 36