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New NCAA Football Polls Released, Riley Dixon Earns ACC Weekly Award

Syracuse doesn't show up in the polls but punter Riley Dixon shows up in the ACC's Weekly Awards.

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All of the major college football polls are in for the week and you're not going to believe this but the Syracuse Orange didn't receive any votes. Go figure.

A bunch of upcoming SU opponents did get listed, however, including Florida State (1/1), Notre Dame (16/15), Clemson (23/24) and Louisville (25/UNR).

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (46) Florida State (57) Oregon
2 Alabama (1) Alabama Alabama
3 Oregon (5) Oklahoma (2) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (2) Florida State
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Georgia (2) Michigan State Georgia
7 Michigan State Ohio State Stanford
8 Ohio State Georgia (1) Baylor
9 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Auburn
10 Baylor Stanford Michigan State
12 LSU (1) LSU Ohio State
13 Stanford Texas A&M LSU
15 Ole Miss Notre Dame Notre Dame
16 Notre Dame Arizona State Wisconsin
17 Arizona State Ole Miss Florida
18 Wisconsin Nebraska Kansas State
19 Nebraska Wisconsin South Carolina
20 Kansas State Kansas State Clemson
21 South Carolina South Carolina Ole Miss
22 North Carolina Missouri Washington
23 Clemson North Carolina Oklahoma State
24 Missouri Clemson Texas
25 Louisville Texas Arizona State

Meanwhile, the ACC handed out their player of the week accolades and Syracuse punter/makeshift quarterback Riley Dixon split the Specialist of the Week honor for his work in SU's 27-26 (2OT) win over Villanova.

Dixon, who also serves as the Orange holder, threw what proved to be the game-winning touchdown pass to Kendall Moore in the second overtime of SU's 27-26 victory against Villanova. On fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Syracuse faked a field goal. Dixon rolled left and threw the first TD pass of his career to give the Orange a 27-20 advantage. The Orange defense rose up on the Wildcats' second OT possession, denying Villanova's potential game-winning, two-point conversion. In addition to the touchdown, Dixon punted five times for 217 yards (43.4 avg.) with a long of 51 yards. He placed two of his kicks inside the 20. ​