Here's my 2 cents on NEWMAC from Brandeis playing so many of those teams this season--
In short, there are three teams that have a chance of taking NEWMAC. In my opinion, those three teams are Mt. Holyoke, Clark, and Springfield. Brandeis faced Clark in scrimmage, and Mt. Holyoke in the Brandeis tip-off. Clark's Ashley Auclair is a great athlete who can score and help lead the Cougars to victory, but I liked Mt. Holyoke more. Mt. Holyoke has Christine Godin, and that big 6'2" center in Jonee Billy. If Jonee Billy can stay healthy, then Mt. Holyoke may have a chance of winning their first NEWMAC tournament and getting to the NCAAs this season.
So, although most people would pick either Clark or Springfield to win NEWMAC, I will pick Mt. Holyoke as my pick to be NEWMAC champion this season.
Babson, WPI, and Wellesley are good teams, but they need to improve their games. Coast Guard seems to have had a hot start to their season, but I don't really have an opinion on how good they are-- Coast Guard may be a sleeper team. Wheaton (MA) will be hard pressed to win 9 games because their starters always get into foul trouble. MIT is simply too overmatched.
That's my take on NEWMAC.