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Boston College Daily Links: BC Hockey Remains Unanimous #1

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Boston College again a unanimous No. 1 in men’s poll (
For the second week in a row, Boston College is the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the Division I Men’s Poll. After that, changes abound in this week’s rankings. Minnesota-Duluth is up one to No. 2, while Michigan also rises one spot to sit third this week. Minnesota jumps to No. 4 from No. 5 and Boston University is up one to No. 5. Union jumps two to No. 6, Miami is up four to No. 7, Ferris State drops from No. 2 to No. 8, Denver remains ninth and Massachusetts-Lowell drops three to come in tenth.

Loss leaves UMass livid (
UMass wore maroon but was seeing red after Boston College’s 3-2 victory last night, a result that catapulted the top-seeded Eagles into the Hockey East semifinals and eliminated the Minutemen from any further playoff consideration. With most of the crowd of 3,946 still filing from Kelley Rink,...

Craig Smith Looking For Right Spot, Working Hard With Blazers (SB Nation Boston)
"They had their spurts," Smith said about his alma mater. "They're just really young. Sometimes it's a process. Next year they should be much better than they were this year." Smith was even able to see his Eagles play this season in Los Angeles, where he met Donahue. "I talked to him after the game." Smith said. "He's a really good guy." Of course, Smith didn't play for Coach Donahue, who didn't come along until the start of last season. Al Skinner, the program's all-time winningest head coach, was Smith's coach. "Skinner is more laid back, ran a strict offense, really stuck to our principles," said Smith. "Donahue, ... he has to kind of force the offense on the younger guys, but at the same time, he's got to get it going in that sense. I think he's doing a pretty good job so far, it's just unfortunate."

2011 ACC postseason top 25: No. 1 Luke Kuechly (Heather Dinich)
In only three seasons, Kuechly became one of, if not the most decorated defender in league history. He won the Lombardi Award, given annually to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker; the Nagurski Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player; the Dick Butkus Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker; and was named the LOTT IMPACT Defensive Player of the Year.

Harvard basketball lands top-100 recruit Zena Edosomwan (BC Blog)
Edosomwan, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward who is ranked in the top 100 by ESPN and, averaged 16.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks and shot 59 percent from the floor during the 2011-12 regular season in leading his team to a 17-9 record. He reportedly turned down scholarship offers from UCLA, California, Texas and Wake Forest, among others (he told one newspaper that he had 42 offers).

Want to watch BU Women's hockey lose in overtime? Of course you do.