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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 2?

Certainly not as many positive vibes as last week.

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While this is “obviously” the only site you go to for Syracuse Orange-related news, other outlets also have opinions about the team. Each week, we’ll round up some of the discussion points involving the Orange and bring them to you. So let’s dive into the post-week two talking points

  • The Orange are 12th in the weekly ESPN ACC Power Rankings. David Hale understands the missed opportunity on Saturday for SU:

“The loss to Middle Tennessee essentially nixes bowl hopes for Syracuse unless the Orange can pull a few major upsets. The most frustrating part is that it was such a winnable game for Dino Babers’ crew, but self-inflicted wounds cost them big.”

  • Syracuse fell to 78th (from 66th) in the All-American 130, and is now wedged between Southern Miss and Hawaii. Boston College is a few spots ahead.
  • The drop wasn’t quite as steep for the Orange in Bill Connelly’s updated S&P+ rankings. SU went from 53rd to 59th, just shy of California and just ahead of Mark Coyle’s “special place” of Minnesota. Far more troubling in those rankings is that LSU, Florida State and Clemson are all among Bill’s top five right now.
  • Jeff Sagarin’s ratings place the Orange at 80th, which is just a little more depressing than the All-American’s rankings since it’s stats-based and not just an opinion poll.

Bowl projects have basically vanished. But see any other national opinions on Syracuse? Share them below.