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Boston College Daily Links: Eagles Stock Down (Duh)

Week 5 upset watch (ESPN ACC Blog)
Wake Forest at Boston College: In case you’re confused, the upset is if BC wins. The Demon Deacons are coming off a bye week and the Eagles are feeling much better after their first win of the season. Wake Forest, though, already has an Atlantic Division win, and another would do wonders for their positioning in the conference race and their bowl hopes. BC, though, needs to beat an opponent on its level. The Eagles made strides against Massachusetts, but can they put it all together for an ACC win?

September ACC stock report (ESPN ACC Blog)
The Atlantic Division: Memo to Wake Forest: The door is still open. Florida State, which considered by some to be a national title contender this season, has now taken the backseat to Clemson in the Atlantic Division standings. NC State has more players in the trainer’s room than it does the starting lineup, and Boston College started the season 0-3 for the first time since 1991. And the Terps? Well … 

Talent/Recruiting narrative is pretty hollow (Eagle in Atlanta)
Monday on my drive home, I heard Mike Mayock tell the guys on 790 The Zone that BC's problems are because of Jags's disinterest in recruiting. We've heard this in the past and will hear it again, but it just doesn't hold up on many levels. I am not trying to be a Jags apologist again but I can't let another Spaz excuse slide. I won't even get into if talent was the reason we lost to Duke, Northwestern and UCF. Instead just look at recruiting. If we are losing because of talent, the current staff needs to only look in the mirror.

3-point stance: Kiffin's defense struggling (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Year after year, Clemson has gotten to the brink of championship contention and backed away. After victories over Auburn and Florida State, No. 13 Clemson has a chance to start 5-0 for the first time since 2000 but must win at No. 11 Virginia Tech to do so. "Our schedule has helped us," Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said. "We haven’t had a chance to think about the last game because we’ve had to focus on the next game." So what happens next week at home vs. a struggling Boston College?

ACC power rankings: Week 5 (ESPN ACC Blog)
12. Boston College (1-3, 0-1; LW: No. 12): The Eagles rallied together for their first win of the season and in the process made the statement that they haven’t given up. The next step is to get their first conference win, and they’ll have home-field advantage on Saturday against Wake Forest.

No. 13 Men's Soccer Defeats Brown, 2-0 (
Freshman Diego Medina-Mendez and junior Charlie Rugg scored second half goals to lead the No. 13 Boston College men's soccer team to a 2-0 win against Brown Tuesday night at Stevenson Field.

Men's Hockey Chosen To Repeat As League Champions (
"We're honored to be chosen first, but now it's time to 'fasten your seat belt' since it is not an easy road ahead," head coach Jerry York said.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Pegs WIH No. 5 in Preseason Poll (
With the release of the USA Today/USA Hockey MagazinePreseason Poll on Tuesday, the Boston College women’s ice hockey team was regarded as the nation’s fifth-best team. The ranking, which ties this year’s USCHO preseason poll as the program’s highest ever, signals the sixth time in seven years that the Eagles have been recognized as one of the country’s top 10 teams heading into the season.

Sailing Placed Third At St. Mary's College Intersectional (
The sailing team placed third in the St. Mary's College of Maryland Intersectional this past weekend. The Eagles had 95 points, while second place finisher St. Mary's had 90. Connecticut College placed first with 78 points.

Eric Hoffses on Twitter @EAHoffses
BC coach Steve Donahue had an in-home visit with 3 star forward Chris Reyes today

Gene DeFilippo on Twitter @BCGeneD
Had the chance to see BC grad Alex Albright this afternoon in his new Dallas apartment. He was ecstatic over the Cowboys MNF win