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Two Syracuse Football Opponents Now Ranked in Top Ten

Florida State and Notre Dame likely to be ranked in the top ten when they both play the Orange.

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The Syracuse Orange have taken care of business so far this season with wins over Villanova and Central Michigan. That's good because it only gets tougher from here. Case in point, the latest Top 25 polls show three upcoming opponents ranked, two of which are in the top ten (1/1 FSU, 9/9 Notre Dame & 22/24 Clemson).

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (37) Florida State (50) Oregon
2 Oregon (17) Alabama (1) Alabama
3 Alabama (1) Oregon (6) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma (4) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Texas A&M (3) Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 LSU LSU Michigan State
9 Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU
10 Ole Miss UCLA Wisconsin
11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor
12 UCLA Ole Miss Notre Dame
13 Georgia Arizona State UCLA
14 South Carolina Georgia Kansas State
15 Arizona State Stanford Ole Miss
16 Stanford South Carolina South Carolina
17 USC Wisconsin Clemson
18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State
19 Wisconsin Missouri USC
20 Kansas State Kansas State Stanford
21 BYU USC Florida
22 Clemson Nebraska Cincinnati
23 Ohio State BYU Oklahoma State
24 Nebraska Clemson Missouri
25 Oklahoma State North Carolina BYU
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit

Other upcoming opponents that received votes include the Duke Blue Devils, Pittsburgh Panthers, Boston College Eagles and Louisville Cardinals.

Incidentally, Syracuse is currently 30th in Sagarin Ratings, ahead of Washington, Louisville and Virginia Tech. So there's that...