That's The Thing About Making Predictions...

I know a lot of Syracuse Orange fans are over the whole complaining about ESPN & Others' opinions about SU, but this was just too much fun to pass up.

ESPN Writer roundtable: December 13, 2011.

1. Syracuse is the latest new No. 1. Name the date of the Orange's first loss:

Eamonn Brennan: I'll go with Jan. 7 at home versus Marquette.

Andy Katz: My prediction is the Orange don't lose until Marquette visits the Carrier Dome on Jan. 7.

Jason King: I'll go with a Jan. 7 home game against Marquette.

Myron Medcalf: I'll go with Jan. 7, when the Orange face Marquette at home.

Dana O'Neil: Dec. 17 at NC State.

Try again, folks.

The only ESPN expert who didn't think Syracuse was going to lose already is Diamond Leung, though he's got some fairly scary reasoning for thinking the Orange could get snake-bitten soon.

Jan. 11 at Villanova. I think Syracuse comes off the high of beating Marquette and then gets surprised by the Wildcats, who aren't having their best season thus far but should be improved by then. It happens.

The good news? Villanova are most certainly not improved by now. Though, the theory remains...

Credit where credit is due to Andy Karz who is now a true believer.

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