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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 6?

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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.

Poll Updates

Despite the loss this Saturday, the Orange still received 6 votes in the Coaches Top 25 Poll. The N.C. State Wolfpack have moved into the Top 20 and for those of you dreaming of a Syracuse return to the rankings have a sliver of hope should the Orange win the next two home games.

S&P+ Rankings (SBNation)

Syracuse drops nine spots to 60th right between the UAB Blazers and Tennessee Volunteers. The Orange’s next opponent the North Carolina Tar Heels sit in the 98th 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 drops down to 9th in the ACC rankings by ESPN one spot behind the Pittsburgh Panthers and the rationale is pretty honest.

Another disappointing loss for Syracuse, losing in overtime to Pitt. For the Orange to be the program it wants, it has to find ways to put heartbreaking losses aside and move forward.’s Chris Carlson drops the Orange down to 8th in his ACC Power Rankings this week.

An emotional hangover following the Clemson loss may have contributed to Syracuse’s upset loss to Pittsburgh but the game also revealed some deeper concerns that cost the Orange a spot among the conference’s top half.

The Orange came into the season having to replace all three linebackers from last season, including the NFL’s Zaire Franklin and leading tackler Parris Bennett.

In the past two games the lack of depth and experience in the group has been a major issue. Two teams with capable power-run games averaged 279 rushing yards per game.

CBS Sports’ 1-130 has the Orange dropping back to 53rd right behind the Utah State Aggies and just ahead of the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The Athletic drops the Orange 15 spots to 41st in their rankings this week right in front of the Duke Blue Devils.