I think MAC should just join the conference with Northwestern, morris, and all the other recently changed schools to DIII. They obviously aren't committed to many of their programs at this time. But hey, that's just one man's opinion.
Thoughts for each team next year:
St Ben's: They lost a lot in the seniors, but they still have Anna Heikenen, and it's finally her team. She should be the MVP this year.
Carleton: Lost a lot with their senior class, can the freshman, with a lot of talent, pick up tammy's system
Concordia: You can't replace Mandy Pearson, but I have a feeling they will be just fine next year.
St. Mary's: Rattunde is finally gone. They have a lot of size, but Moran will have to pull it together this year for them to succeed.
St. Kate's: Depends on what personality they take this year. If the players and coaches can get on the same page, watch out, if not, same old kates
St. Thomas: They can only get better.
Augsburg: May have a decent freshman class, with a young hard working coach. Expect them to be much tougher, but still beatable.
St. Olaf: All that offense, no defense. If they learned to play it, they might be pretty good.
Gustavus: Needs the youngsters, that are now veterans to play that way. Must lead the freshman in order to succeed.
And last but not least
Bethel: Finally recruited in the much needed size they need to be competitive. They have maybe the top point guard now that mandy is gone, and a phenomanal two guard who may challenge for MVP. If everyone learns and accepts their role, be careful of what Bethel could do.