As we go into exams and the break, it looks like the NESCAC is taking shape. Although it is sometimes hard to get a good measure during this part of the season, there are four teams that are undefeated. They are Amherst, Williams, Bowdoin, and Tufts. Wesleyan is 7-2, and played Williams very closely at Williams. It is hard to say which of these four unbeaten teams will distinguish themselves once the regular season starts. As Amherst continues to win, I am convinced that Gromacki can win no matter who is on his roster. Tufts looks very strong, and Bowdoin is clearly the class of the Maine teams, having swept the state with wins over both Bates and Colby, along with USM and UNE. I would expect the four unbeaten to battle during the season for the top four spots, but also expect that we will see each of these teams lose at least one game in the league, if not more. It looks like there will be a lot of balance, and none of these teams is a super team. I expect to see some very close games once league play starts in January.