Looking ahead: Boston College

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

I guess you have to win for it to actually be a three-peat, but it looks like it’s going to be the third straight year the Eagles head to the ACC championship game. Unfortunately for BC, odds are it’s also probably the third straight year they go home with nothing to show for it. While it won’t make for a blockbuster ACC championship game, it would be a remarkable accomplishment for coach Frank Spaziani and the program in his first year considering all the obstacles they had to overcome. In order for that to happen, though, the Eagles need to finish off Maryland in College Park in the season finale, and get at least one more win at either Virginia or home against North Carolina. They also need Clemson to lose.

Best case scenario: The Eagles come out of the bye week and reel off three straight wins at Virginia, against UNC and at Maryland and get their tickets to Tampa.

Worst case scenario: BC falters against the Terps, and Clemson continues to play like it did against Wake Forest. Should they need it, Clemson would have the head-to-head advantage over BC.

Prediction: Boston College will get to Tampa, but will lose and fall again in the bowl selection process to the Music City Bowl because the ACC runner-up can’t drop any lower. Spaziani is named ACC Coach of the Year.