New England Football Conference coaches pick MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to repeat as champions this fall. Maine Maritime Academy is picked for seventh place.

MIT won its first ever NEFC title and then defeated Husson University in a thrilling overtime NCAA playoff game.

MMA in Castine is coming off a 3-6 season and another NCAA Division III rushing title. The Mariners averaged almost 394 yards per game on the ground last fall.

Coach Chris McKenney's team opens the season September 5th at Maritime (NY).

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1.   MIT                                 61 points (6 1st place votes)

2.   WNE                              56           (2 1st place votes)

3.   Salve Regina                   41

3.   Endicott                          41

5.   Curry                              30

6.   U.S. Coast Guard            25

7.   MMA                              23

8.   Nichols                           11

 NOTE:  Both Maine Maritime Academy and MIT announced earlier this year that they leave the NEFC for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference(NEWMAC) when that conference offers football for the first time in 2017.