MAC Regular Season Champions

MAC Regular Season Champions

Full list of Mid-American Conference (MAC) men’s basketball regular season champions, including head coach, by year. From 1997 through 2020, the conference has awarded regular season title honors to the winner(s) of each of the two divisions. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. See also: MAC Tournament Champions

Season Champion(s) Head Coach(es)
1946-47 Butler Tony Hinkle
Cincinnati John Wiethe
1947-48 Cincinnati (2) John Wiethe (2)
1948-49 Cincinnati (3) John Wiethe (3)
1949-50 Cincinnati (4) John Wiethe (4)
1950-51 Cincinnati (5) John Wiethe (5)
1951-52 Miami (OH) Bill Rohr
Western Michigan Bill Perigo
1952-53 Miami (OH) (2) Bill Rohr (2)
1953-54 Toledo Jerry Bush
1954-55 Miami (OH) (3) Bill Rohr (3)
1955-56 Marshall Jule Rivlin
1956-57 Miami (OH) (4) Bill Rohr (4)
1957-58 Miami (OH) (5) Dick Shrider
1958-59 Bowling Green ^ Harold Anderson
1959-60 Ohio Jim Snyder
1960-61 Ohio (2) Jim Snyder (2)
1961-62 Bowling Green (2) Harold Anderson (2)
1962-63 Bowling Green (3) Harold Anderson (3)
1963-64 Ohio (3) Jim Snyder (3)
1964-65 Ohio (4) ^ Jim Snyder (4)
1965-66 Miami (OH) (6) Dick Shrider (2)
1966-67 Toledo (2) Bob Nichols
1967-68 Bowling Green (4) Bill Fitch
1968-69 Miami (OH) (7) Tates Locke
1969-70 Ohio (5) Jim Snyder (5)
1970-71 Miami (OH) (8) Darrell Hedric
1971-72 Ohio (6) ^ Jim Snyder (6)
1972-73 Miami (OH) (9) Darrell Hedric (2)
1973-74 Ohio (7) Jim Snyder (7)
1974-75 Central Michigan Dick Parfitt
1975-76 Western Michigan (2) Eldon Miller
1976-77 Central Michigan (2) ^ Dick Parfitt (2)
1977-78 Miami (OH) (10) Darrell Hedric (3)
1978-79 Toledo (3) ^ Bob Nichols (2)
1979-80 Toledo (4) Bob Nichols (3)
1980-81 Ball State Steve Yoder
Bowling Green (5) John Weinert
Northern Illinois John McDougal
Toledo (5) Bob Nichols (4)
Western Michigan (3) Les Wothke
1981-82 Ball State (2) Steve Yoder (2)
1982-83 Bowling Green (6) John Weinert (2)
1983-84 Miami (OH) (11) Darrell Hedric (4)
1984-85 Ohio (8) Danny Nee
1985-86 Miami (OH) (12) Jerry Peirson
1986-87 Central Michigan (3) Charlie Coles
1987-88 Eastern Michigan Ben Braun
1988-89 Ball State (3) Rick Majerus
1989-90 Ball State (4) Dick Hunsaker
1990-91 Eastern Michigan (2) Ben Braun (2)
1991-92 Miami (OH) (13) Joby Wright
1992-93 Ball State (5) Dick Hunsaker (2)
Miami (OH) (14) Joby Wright (2)
1993-94 Ohio (9) Larry Hunter
1994-95 Miami (OH) (15) Herb Sendek
1995-96 Eastern Michigan (3) Ben Braun (3)
1996-97 Bowling Green (7) Jim Larrañaga
Miami (OH) (16) Charlie Coles (2)
1997-98 Akron Dan Hipsher
Ball State (6) Ray McCallum
1998-99 Miami (OH) (17) Charlie Coles (3)
Toledo (6) Stan Joplin
1999-00 Ball State (7) Ray McCallum (2)
Bowling Green (8) Dan Dakich
Toledo (7) Stan Joplin (2)
2000-01 Central Michigan (4) Jay Smith
Kent State Gary Waters
2001-02 Ball State (8) Tim Buckley
Kent State (2) Stan Heath
2002-03 Central Michigan (5) Jay Smith (2)
Kent State (3) Jim Christian
2003-04 Kent State (4) Jim Christian (2)
Western Michigan (4) Steve Hawkins
2004-05 Miami (OH) (18) Charlie Coles (4)
Toledo (8) Stan Joplin (3)
Western Michigan (5) Steve Hawkins (2)
2005-06 Kent State (5) Jim Christian (3)
Northern Illinois (2) Rob Judson
2006-07 Akron (2) Keith Dambrot
Toledo (9) Stan Joplin (4)
2007-08 Kent State (6) Jim Christian (4)
Western Michigan (6) Steve Hawkins (3)
2008-09 Ball State (9) Billy Taylor
Bowling Green (9) Louis Orr
Buffalo Reggie Witherspoon
Central Michigan (6) Ernie Zeigler
Western Michigan (7) Steve Hawkins (4)
2009-10 Akron (3) Keith Dambrot (2)
Central Michigan (7) Ernie Zeigler (2)
Kent State (7) Geno Ford
2010-11 Kent State (8) Geno Ford (2)
Western Michigan (8) Steve Hawkins (5)
2011-12 Akron (4) Keith Dambrot (3)
Eastern Michigan (5) Rob Murphy
2012-13 Akron (5) Keith Dambrot (4)
Ohio (10) Jim Christian (5)
Western Michigan (9) Steve Hawkins (6)
2013-14 Buffalo (2) Bobby Hurley
Toledo (10) Tod Kowalczyk
Western Michigan (10) Steve Hawkins (7)
2014-15 Buffalo (3) Bobby Hurley (2)
Central Michigan (8) Keno Davis
Kent State (9) Rob Senderoff
2015-16 Akron (6) Keith Dambrot (5)
Ball State (10) James Whitford
Central Michigan (9) Keno Davis (2)
2016-17 Akron (7) Keith Dambrot (6)
Ball State (11) James Whitford (2)
Western Michigan (11) Steve Hawkins (8)
2017-18 Buffalo (4) Nate Oats
Toledo (11) Tod Kowalczyk (2)
2018-19 Buffalo (5) Nate Oats (2)
Toledo (12) Tod Kowalczyk (3)
2019-20 Akron (8) John Groce
Ball State (12) James Whitford (3)
Northern Illinois (3) Mark Montgomery
2020-21 Toledo (13) Tod Kowalczyk (4)
2021-22 Toledo (14) Tod Kowalczyk (5)
2022-23

^ prior to the first MAC Tournament in 1980, the conference would hold a one-game playoff to decide the conference champion in the event that two teams finished tied with the best record. The listed champion in 1959, 1965, 1972, 1977 and 1979 were the winners of this one-game playoff.

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