Boston College Daily Links: Football Power Rankings And Recruiting Updates

Football

Final 2011 ACC power rankings (ESPN ACC Blog)
10. Boston College (4-8, 3-5) – The Eagles regrouped at the end of the season and won three of their final five, despite an abysmal 2-7 start to the season. Coach Frank Spaziani was given another chance to turn things around, and a 24-17 win at Miami in the season finale was the first step.

Early 2012 ACC power rankings (ESPN ACC Blog)
9. Boston College: The Eagles’ strong finish to 2011 left a lot of optimism within the program, and despite the loss of linebacker Luke Kuechly, the defense should still be strong. The return of running back Montel Harris will certainly help, but again the team must adjust to another offensive coordinator.

Long road leads to Oklahoma Sooners offer for Akeel Lynch (ESPN)
There is the road less traveled, and then there is the road three-star running back Akeel Lynch (Athol Springs, N.Y./St. Francis) has taken to put himself in position to play college football. Lynch, a Boston College verbal commit since the summer, is taking an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend, and it's possible that Norman, Okla., will be the end of his long journey.

Anderson planning BC visit (Rivals.com)
Boston College and Maryland have offered the Frederick (Md.) Thomas Johnson all-purpose back and he said Penn State, East Carolina, Duke, Oregon, Marshall and others are showing interest. His dad played for the Nittany Lions so Anderson has always kept a close eye on that program.

Is Boston College ILB Luke Kuechly an elite NFL prospect? (National Football Post)
Impression: He’s not the biggest, strongest or fastest of athletes. But he’s instinctive, plays faster than he times, finds the football in all areas of the game and can really tackle. He’s going to be a bit limited in coverage, but he’s instinctive enough to play on third down in zone and should end up being one of the NFL’s top tackling linebackers for years to come.

P.S.R. 1-120: Final Re-Rankings (Pre-Snap Read)
88. North Texas (5-7, 4-4) 89. Syracuse (5-7, 1-6) 90. Boston College (4-8, 3-5) 91. Hawaii (6-7, 3-4) 92. Kent State (5-7, 4-4)

Hoops

ACC B-Ball Midweek Picks – 1/10-12 (ACC Blogger)
Clemson 60 Boston College 58 (Chestnut Hill) – The Tigers romped over BC 77-69 (Clemson, not as close as score) and 70-47 (ACC Tourney) last season – two very different teams take the court on Conte Forum with fresh faces to ACC play across the board, Boston College coming off a 23-point loss and Clemson a 20-point win from the weekend. The Tigers really played well Saturday against FSU behind a strong effort from big men Milton Jennings and Catalin "Bobo" Baciu, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they struggle on Thursday.

Hockey

Restuccia Achieves 100 Career Point Milestone as No. 4 WIH Tops UNH, 4-2 (BCEagles.com)
Senior forward Mary Restuccia was one of four Eagles to net two points in the fourth-ranked Boston College women’s ice hockey team victory over New Hampshire, 4-2, on Tuesday night on Kelley Rink. The captain assisted two scoring plays, becoming the eighth player in BC history to ever record 100 points in a career.

Hockey East Names Mary Restuccia Athletic Republic Player of the Week (BCEagles.com)
The captain assisted all four of the fourth-ranked Eagles' goals last weekend, leading BC to a 1-1 record. Boston College rattled off three unanswered goals to defeat Clarkson, 3-2, after falling to St. Lawrence, 2-1, the previous day. Restuccia's three helpers in Saturday's win over the Golden Knights marked the 10th three-point game of her career and the first defeat of Clarkson since the 2008-09 season opener.

Ratings Roundup Week 13 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women’s ice hockey team retained its No. 4 ranking in the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week. The Eagles opened the 2012 calendar year with a loss to St. Lawrence, 2-1, and victory over Clarkson, 3-2.

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