Boston College Daily Links: Eagles In The NFL, Power Rankings

September 8, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Boston College Eagles wide receiver Harrison Jackson (3) reacts to a touchdown by wide receiver Spiffy Evans (7) during the second half against the Maine Black Bears at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

BC defense makes statement in win (BostonHerald.com)
"We made a point of coming out in the second half and really putting the foot on their neck," said BC junior linebacker Steele Divitto, who finished with five solo tackles. "Everyone responded when we had them down. That was the statement that we wanted to make."

Eagles In The NFL - Week One (BCEagles.com)
Find out how the Eagles in the pros fared in week 1 of the 2012 NFL season. Matt Ryan finished with a disappointing 4 TDs on Sunday.

ACC Power Ranking: Florida State and Clemson continue to lead (CBSSports.com)
8. Boston College (1-1): The Eagles gave Miami all they wanted in the opener and rolled over Maine 34-3 in Week 2. A trip to Northwestern is a good test for this improving team. Last week's power ranking: 10. Next up: at Northwestern, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Big 10 Network).

ACCSports.com Football Power Rankings, Sept. 10 (ACC Sports Journal)
12. Boston College (1-1, 0-1). Chase Rettig is making an early case for being the most improved player in this conference. A week after throwing for 441 yards on Miami, the junior fired three touchdown passes without any picks in the Eagles’ 34-3 rout of Maine.

ACC power rankings: Week 3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
12. Boston College (1-1, 0-1; LW: No. 11): The Eagles bounced back from their loss to Miami with a 34-3 drubbing of Maine, but that’s what they were supposed to do. We’ll find out how much progress they’ve really made when they travel to Northwestern -- a team they lost at home to a year ago.

ACC > Big Ten? Check the power rankings (ESPN ACC Blog)
The ACC has three teams ranked in the AP top 13 and has a 15-3 nonconference record. None of those losses were to underdog teams. In fact, two were to ranked teams (Miami to Kansas State and Duke to Stanford) and the third was NC State to Tennessee. That result was disappointing, yes, but not unexpected as the Vols were the favorites to win.

ACC Meeting Expectations In 2012! (Tomahawk Nation)
It is still early. Real early. But Lou Ciaccia pointed out something very interesting on Twitter today: The ACC has won every non-conference game in which it has been favored to win. For a conference that has seriously struggled with playing other conferences, that is a huge achievement. The ACC is 15-3 overall in the non-conference, 14-0 as a favorite, and 1-3 as an underdog.

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