Well, it's not like it's holding them back. I just see it as having their schedule backwards from the ACC and Big Ten. Those programs have the tough games in-conference with a couple of tough non-con games and several easier non-con games. Akron has several easy conference games, a couple of somewhat diffiuclt conference games and a bunch of tough non-con games. As long as the top programs agree to play them, being in the MAC isn't a huge deal. But, if they ever have a down-year and need an automatic big to get in, they could be SOL since I don't think the MAC gets one any more.