Teel Time: With NFL decisions made, Virginia Tech, Florida State rank as ACC favorites in 2012 (dailypress.com)
Boston College (4-8, 3-5): The Eagles endured their worst year since 1995 and first bowl absence since 1998. But even with Kuechly heading to the NFL, Boston College figures to return a conference-high 19 starters. Plus, Montel Harris, on pace to become the ACC’s career rushing leader, is expected back for a redshirt senior season after missing 2011 with a knee injury.
BC’s on plus side (BostonHerald.com)
"I am really proud of the guys," BC coach Steve Donahue said. "I really thought we did similar things that we did Thursday (against Clemson), and it was a great carryover."
Sully's Court: Unexpected development, BC is rising (The Boston Globe)
Boston College: What a great week for Steve Donahue and the Eaglets, two tough, close wins at home against Clemson and Virginia Tech. It wasn’t that long ago when I wondered if they could even win one league game.
Conference Power Rankings: ACC (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
11. Boston College: Who’d have thunk it? The freshman-laden Eagles followed a two-point win over Clemson with a two-point win over Virginia Tech. You’ve got to respect what Steve Donahue is building in Chestnut Hill.
ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Jan. 16 (ACC Sports Journal)
11. Boston College (7-10, 2-1). So much for the Eagles getting embarrassed once ACC play started. The youth-laden team already has two ACC wins after edging Clemson (59-57) and Virginia Tech (61-59) at home. A visit from Wake on Saturday gives the Eagles a good chance at a third.
Three To Look Back At/Three To Look Forward To, Jan. 16 (ACC Sports Journal)
I See You: Dennis Clifford. The freshman center is making our recruiting analyst, Brick Oettinger, look good. Clifford, whom Brick felt was a late-blooming sleeper, has scored 15 points in each of the Eagles’ two ACC wins. And he makes me think of this every time he makes a good play.
Calvin Leslie Back In Starting Lineup For BC Game (Backing The Pack)
Calvin Leslie had some sort of incident in practice that caused Mark Gottfried to take him out of the starting lineup on Saturday, but now everything's cool and I wouldn't expect anything like this to happen again until it happens again. Ankle willing, Leslie will be back in the starting five on Thursday night, according to Gottfried.
Super Early Conference Check (Backing The Pack)
Half the league is scoring less than a point per trip, which I really hope doesn't hold up. Small sample size rules the numbers at this point, of course, so it's hard to speculate on that one. But I insist it not hold up. I can't deal with that holding up.