WESTWOOD, Mass. – It is with great excitement that the NEWMAC reveals the first Football Preseason Coaches' Poll as the Inaugural season looks to kick off later this week. After finishing last season at 5-5, Springfield has been tabbed as the preseason favorites receiving six first place votes.
Earning the No. 2 slot in the poll goes to Merchant Marine Academy who received two first place votes after going 5-4 in 2016. No. 3 WPI, No. 4 Norwich and No. 5 MIT follows while Catholic and Coast Guard, tied at No. 6 with Maine Maritime taking No. 8.
The inaugural season will welcome 43 All-Conference winners from their previous leagues, three All-Region honorees and three major award winners.
The NEWMAC will look forward to September 23rd which will present the opening games of league play. The conference invites all fans to attend one of the four sites of competition which will have a short celebration at the coin flip to honor the first season of NEWMAC football.
August 23, 2017 NEWMAC League Play Kick-Off
Coast Guard at Norwich
MIT at Catholic
WPI at Springfield
Merchant Marine at Maine Maritime
2017 NEWMAC Football Preseason Poll
Rank (First Place Votes)
2. Merchant Marine (2)
T6. Coast Guard
8. Maine Maritime
|Jordan Wilcox, Springfield
||Brice Moore, Merchant Marine
||Dereck Pacheco, WPI
||Austin Roberts, Norwich
|John Roberston, MIT
||Patrick Vidal, Catholic
||Darius Adams, Coast Guard
||Corey Creeger, Maine Maritime