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Syracuse opponents rise in rankings while Florida State falls

One less ranked opponent on the SU schedule (for now), according to one poll.

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Still no votes for the Syracuse Orange in this week’s college football polls.

Finally, all of Syracuse’s opponents had games and FSU’s loss to NC State dropped them from the AP Poll. It was business as usual for everyone else, so here’s how things shook out:


No. 2/No. 2 Clemson Tigers

You can expect this to stay constant. The Tigers took down the Boston College Eagles 34-7 with 482 total yards. A light day of work for Dabo and the gang.

No. 14/No. 13 Miami Hurricanes

The ‘Canes finally played there second game of the season after canceling one and postponing another. They rolled through Toledo at home 52-30. Running back Mark Walton rushed for over 200 yards. They sat tight in the AP and went up one in the Coaches.

No. 17/No. 18 Louisville Cardinals

Up two spots in both polls, the Cardinals stomped on Kent State 42-3. This week they have the equally as daunting task of beating Murray State.

Kent State v Louisville Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

No. 25/No. 22 LSU Tigers

Minimal changes for LSU after a rough go with Syracuse on Saturday. This is the one game in the rearview, but if we’re using it to project future returns for the Orange, a strong effort down in Death Valley seems to indicate some good things going forward.

NR/No. 25 Florida State Seminoles

Free fallin’. FSU lost to NC State 27-21 at home. They are now 0-2 and not much is looking good for them. They barely hang on to a numbered spot in the coaches poll.

Also receiving votes: NC State, Wake Forest

After a big upset over Florida State, NCSU is just outside the top 25 and could jump up with a win over the Orange at home on Saturday. While Wake Forest is 4-0, their opponents haven’t been all that impressive. Still, four wins are four wins and they’re also knocking on the door of the polls a little further down.