Boston College football has not been ranked in the AP Top 25 since December 31st of 2007. Yes, you read that right. Boston College football has not been ranked in the AP top 25 since December 31st, 2007. However, that is poised to change after a 3-0 start to this 2018 football season.
Last night, Boston College traveled to Winston Salem, North Carolina and played a Wake Forest Demon Deacons team that won 8 games last year on the road with only 3 days of prep and beat them 41 to 34. The score was also closer then the game, as Boston College gave away 14 points on bad special teams plays and Wake Forest scored with 90 seconds to go.
This Boston College team has eclipsed 40 points in all three games this year. They have explosive playmakers all over the field. They may have the best running back in the country in AJ Dillon. Anthony Brown has looked elite this year. They probably have 8 to 10 guys that will play on Sunday’s. So, the talent is there. And early on in the year, the results are there.
Steve Addazio has the team buzzing and they entered this week 28th in the AP Poll. So, what needs to happen for them to get ranked? Quite simply, I think they have already done enough and will be ranked regardless of other results this week. But, let’s take a look at the teams ahead of them and what they will face this week.
#19 Michigan – Michigan, who is 1-1 with a loss at ND and a win over Western Michigan, will face SMU at home this week. Have to expect a win here.
#20 Oregon – Oregon has steamrolled two bad opponents this year and they face another in San Jose State. Have to expect an easy win here.
#21 Miami – Miami got blown out by LSU and then blew out Savannah State. This week, they play Toledo and should roll them.
#22 USC – USC beat UNLV easily and then lost to Stanford last week. They play at Texas this week. While Texas isn’t a great team, they could beat USC and open a spot.
#23 Arizona State – Arizona State beat Michigan State last week to jump into the rankings. This week, they face San Diego State on the road. Have to expect a win here.
#24 Oklahoma State – Oklahoma State has beaten two terrible teams so far but have a huge showdown with #17 Boise State this week at home. Could be one of the top games of the week and it is definitely a game OSU can lose.
#25 Michigan State – Michigan State is still ranked despite squeaking by Utah State and losing at Arizona State. This week, they start conference play at Indiana. Indiana isn’t great, but quite frankly, neither is MSU. Regardless of result, BC should be ranked ahead of them after this week.
#26 Utah – Utah has two easy wins so far and have a huge showdown at home against #10 Washington this week. If they win, they will rightfully be ranked ahead of BC. Root against Utah in this game.
#27 Texas A&M – The Aggies are 1 and 1 after a close loss to Clemson. They play LA-Monroe this week and should win easily, but I doubt it gets them back into the rankings.
So, you know what BC has done this year and you see what the teams ahead of them have coming up. Do you think Boston College will be ranked come Monday? Sound off in the comments.