Boston College Daily Links: ACC Harlem Shake Power Rankings

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Daily links for February 13, 2013.

Harlem Shake. Behind the times. I had never heard of this Harlem Shake meme until ACC Sports' Ben Swain ranked the conferences Harlem Shake YouTube videos in this week's installment ACCross the Web. However, it didn't take long for me to pick up on the meme. I mean, seriously guys. You are doing it wrong.

Horse head wins every time. First of many conference championships for Louisville. Louisville's Harlem Shake conference title already validates the Cardinals move to the ACC according to Rick Pitino. For BC, just another sport where the Eagles finish at the bottom of the league table.

Hoops Power Rankings. Most conference bloggers have the Eagles hoops team at 11 of 12 in the conference this week which seems fair. BC has been competitive in a ton of losses and does appear better than its 2-8 record indicates.

Here's Tomahawk Nation's take:

This team really is not as bad as their record indicates. Five of their eight conference losses have come by five points or less, including a one-point defeat to Duke on Sunday where they blew an 8 point lead with a minute or two left. But, such is life for a young team in the ACC. They get Wake at home tomorrow, and with the Demon Deacons’ noted struggles on the road, the opportunity is there for a win.

And Virginia's Streaking The Lawn:

BC and VT have been going back and forth for that spot in the ACC basement, and the Eagles escaped after almost taking down Duke at home. Ryan Anderson and Oliver Hanlan are going to have BC going places in the next couple years.

All of the moral victories. All of them.

ACC Sports Journal has their latest ACC Freshman Watch, with Olivi-eh leading the conference once again. Rahon checks in at no. 6.

Olivier Hanlan is Canadian, speaks French and is not yet fully appreciated in the American mainstream. But if he keeps playing the way he's playing, he should eventually grab some national headlines. Perhaps his best feature is his propensity to come through in big games. He scored 22 points against North Carolina a couple of weeks ago and added another 20 against Duke in Sunday's near upset. With Hanlan excelling so early in his career, the future looks bright in Chestnut Hill.

This is just sad. So, so sad. This, however, is very well done. It does beg the question, if basketball is your religion, wouldn't you visit church (NCAA Tournament) more than once in the last nine years? / Providence'd

Moar Beanpot. New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider loves him some Beanpot.

"It feels like more than a year ago because there's been so much hockey between now and then," offered Kreider, who was the 2011 Beanpot Tournament Most Valuable Player. "It's crazy to look back and realize it was a year ago I was playing in that tournament."

He also loves Jerry York. I mean, who doesn't?

"Talk to anyone who has had the opportunity to play for him at BC and they’re extremely grateful for the opportunity he’s given them," said Kreider, who was thrilled to see York break the all-time wins record for NCAA Division 1 coaches this season. "I don’t think we have enough time to really talk about him, but he’s such an amazing leader and coach. He’s finally getting all the accolades and credit he deserves, but you’ll see he’s quick to distribute the credit."

Here's Gaudreau's post-game interview. And Steven Whitney's. And York's.

Finally, Jerry York wins at life. This is worth the 13 minutes it takes to watch. Trust me.

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