CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference has announced the preseason swimming and diving polls, as voted on by MAC coaches, with the Miami RedHawks women’s team the favorite to repeat as MAC champions this season.

The RedHawk women, who are under new head coach Mark Davis this season, are predicted to win their 18th Conference Championship after winning the MAC and finishing 6-0 in conference competition last season.

Bowling Green State University is picked to finish second with Ohio, Buffalo and Toledo rounding out the top five teams in the Women’s Poll.

Eastern Michigan, Akron and Ball State are predicted to finish sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.

The women’s team begins their season on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Nixon Aquatic Center against Purdue.