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What’s College Football saying about Syracuse after Week 7?

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Syracuse v Pittsburgh Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Obviously the only website you read is TNIAAM. But did you know other websites also exist? And they have opinions about our football team, too!

Each week, we’ll take a look at what those other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange.

S&P+ Rankings (SBNation)

Syracuse moves up two spots to 58th right between the Arizona State Sun Devils and Baylor Bears. The Orange’s next opponent the North Carolina Tar Heels sit in the 90th spot. After a week off it’s an important game for Syracuse to win as they push towards the final two wins for bowl eligibility.

ACC Power Rankings: ESPN

Syracuse slides up one spot to 8th in the ACC rankings by ESPN one spot behind the Boston College Eagles and yes frustrating is one word we’d use to describe our emotions this week

Pitt missed two easy field goals against Notre Dame on Saturday. That’s gotta be frustrating for the Orange, who lost to the Panthers a week earlier when Alex Kessman drilled three field goals, including a 55-yarder.

ESPN also announced their mid-season All-American team which included Syracuse kicker Andre Smzyt and this is what they had to say about his selection.

What a story Szmyt has been for Syracuse. A preferred walk-on, the redshirt freshman stepped in for four-year starter Cole Murphy and has been about as good as a place-kicker can be for the Orange, who are off to a 4-2 start. Szmyt is 16-of-17 on field-goal attempts and 3-of-3 on kicks of 50 yards or longer.

Andre Cisco was named to the All-Freshman mid-season team (ESPN+)

Cisco has turned heads all season helping the Orange to a 4-2 start this season. He not only leads the team in interceptions with four, but is also tied for most in all of college football. He has added 19 tackles and three PBUs to the stat sheet.’s Chris Carlson moves the Orange up to 7th in his ACC Power Rankings this week pointing out that Syracuse is two defensive plays from being 1st.

It will be interesting to see how Syracuse defends the run after its week off. The Orange have surrendered an average of 279 rushing yards in the team’s two losses. North Carolina owns one of the ACC’s worst defenses and selection of quarterbacks but the Tar Heels do average 5.2 yards per carry.

CBS Sports’ 1-130 has the Orange moving up to 51st right behind the Memphis Tigers and just ahead of Arizona State.

The Athletic drops the Orange 2 spots to 43rd in their rankings this week right behind Arizona State and just in front of the Army Black Knights.