The MAAC has been one of the stronger mid-major conferences for a number of years. This year, the MAAC even has an outside chance at getting multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament with Fairfield and Iona being two of the top mid-majors in the nation.
The MAAC will receive more publicity this season between Fairfield and Iona both having some of the best mid-major players. Iona's Scott Machado and Michael Glover were recognized last season as two of the top mid-major players, and Fairfield junior Derek Needham was one of the best mid-major freshman in the nation two seasons ago.
The fight between Fairfield and Iona for first place in the MAAC will be an exciting and interesting one. Both teams are loaded with talent.
Read on for a preview of the MAAC for 2011-12, including a projection of the final standings.
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