With all the list adding we've done lately, I thought we could use a little more positivity around here and I'd start a list of college basketball analysts that support SU and defend that we are the #1 team in the nation. This is the list of people who have become part of the Ottoman empire and have the support of SU nation. Feel free to add to it.
Dick Vitale - "No one is going to beat Syracuse in the regular season" source
Luke Winn - Has consistently ranked Syracuse #1 in power rankings, includes Boeheim in his list for coaches of the year, and seemingly argues how good our lineup is every week. source
Dana O'Neal - Yes, I'm going to include Dana on my list. She's come full circle on Syracuse and I'm willing to forgive her early season sins. She has defended that we are the best team in the nation and in her recent Big East rankings acknolwedged our bench alone may be better than any other team in the league. source
Jay Bilas - He's been ranking us #1 the last month and a half in his power rankings and called our victory over Pittsburgh "impressive". I got the feeling from the game on Monday that he was a believer. source
Joe Lunardi - Ranked us as a 1-seed since his first bracket of the year. Included us as the overall #1 seed for all but the first bracket. source
Jay Williams - Claimed Syracuse could go undefeated before anyone else. Ranked us #1 in his power rankings while many considered OSU the best team in the nation. He also upset Baylor fans by saying they didn't have National Championship potential and we did. source