Syracuse got back on track this past week with two road wins, one of which was against the No. 6 team in the nation. For that they were rewarded with a bump in the rankings, moving up to No. 12 in the AP this week.
Despite have two more wins and one less loss than Georgetown, the Orange will go into Wednesday's big showdown one spot below the No. 11 Hoyas. Other Big East squads include No. 4 Pitt, No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 9 Villanova, No. 10 UConn, No. 16 Louisville and No. 25 West Virginia. The Orange play Louisville on Saturday and West Virginia nest Monday.
In the Coaches Poll, the Orange move to No. 13 with Purdue ahead of them. Other Big East teams include No. 4 Pitt, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 UConn, No. 10 Villanova, No. 11 Georgetown and No. 15 Louisville.
The Orange are No. 18 in the RPI with a SOS of 31.