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Way-Too-Early Polls Not Too Kind To Syracuse. Good.

The Orange are expected to be a Top 25 team next season…barely.

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Please try your best not to take Way-Too-Early college basketball polls too seriously. They're based largely on what people saw this season and come without the benefit of knowing how good back-ups and incoming freshmen truly are.

That said, feel free to use them as a barometer for what people's expectations for the Syracuse Orange will be headed into the next season. By all accounts, it looks like expectations are way down from where we've been.

Good. We do our best work then.

Scott Gleeson, USA Today: No. 20

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN: No. 21

Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo! Sports: No. 21 (kinda)

Rob Dauster, CBT: No. 22

Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead: No. 28

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports: NR

C.J. Moore, Bleacher Report: NR