With its only losses coming on the road at nationally-ranked opponents, the NEC went 4-2 during Week 1 of the 2013 college football season.* Defending NEC champion Wagner along with Bryant topped Patriot League members.* Duquesne defended its home turf in a double-digit victory over former NEC member UAlbany, which now resides in the CAA.* Meanwhile, Sacred Heart posted a wire-to-wire road win over Marist (Pioneer).

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