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UMass football picked last in early poll

It could be a tough season ahead for the UMass football team as it moves up to the top level of college football.

UMass was predicted to finish last in the Mid-American Conference’s East Division in a media poll that was revealed at Tuesday’s MAC media day at Ford Field in Detroit. Ford Field is the site of the league’s championship game.

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The poll predicts the title game will be a matchup of Ohio from the East and Toledo from the West. Ohio was a unanimous choice to win the East Division and a clear-cut choice to win the overall championship.

Ohio opens its season at Penn State. UMass open its season at UConn Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Ohio comes to Gillette Stadium Sept. 29.

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