The Western Connecticut State University football team was picked to finish last in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in a preseason poll of the league's nine head coaches. SUNY Cortland was picked to win the NJAC.
Western opens its season on Sept. 1 at Widener in Chester, Pa. The Colonials then open their NJAC slate on Sept. 15 at Cortland. Their first home game is Sept. 22 against Rowan.