Coaches around the New England Football Conference have picked Maine Maritime Academy to finish 7th in this final year of the NEFC. Western New England is picked as the team to beat.

The NEFC is disbanding after this season because several teams, including MMA, is moving to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference(NEWMAC) beginning next year. Other school are moving to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).

In Castine, coach Chris McKenney's Mariners are coming off a 3-6 season (2-5 NEFC).

MMA features a punishing rushing offense and leading runner James Ferrar returns for his junior year. He averaged 108 yards a game last fall(972 total yards), scoring seven TDs. He was named first team all-conference.

The Mariners open their season with a home game, September 3rd vs Maritime(NY).

Rank College Points*
1. Western New England 59 (5)
2. Salve Regina 56 (2)
3. Endicott College 50 (1)
4. Curry College 31
MIT 31
6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 30
7. Maine Maritime Academy 20
8. Nichols College 12