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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after Week 11?

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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. You’ve seen the latest rankings from the AP and Coaches polls, so let’s take a look at what everyone else is saying.

S&P+ Rankings (SBNation)

Syracuse rises 19 spots to 39th, right between the Temple Owls and Purdue Boilermakers. The Orange’s next opponent the Notre Dame Fighting Irish sits in the 6th spot. This could be a game where Syracuse’s #1 ranked special teams unit makes a meaningful difference.

Also on SBNation, the Orange are listed among nine teams making college football weird and enjoyable with this note:

The Orange became the latest team to demolish Bobby Petrino’s Louisville on Friday night, setting up what might be Notre Dame’s hardest remaining game: a trip to Yankee Stadium while dressed up like the New York Yankees.

With a win (and maybe even with a loss), Cuse can go from no bowl at all over the last four years to a New Year’s Six bowl in Dino Babers’ third year.

Power Rankings: ESPN

Syracuse moves up three spots to 13th in this week’s top 25 Power Rankings.

Please, no more basketball references. This Syracuse football team does a little bit more each week to demonstrate that it’s for real. The Orange won their fourth in a row Friday night, and have scored 40 or more points in all four wins. In fact, they’ve scored at least 40 points in seven of their eight wins this season, and their only two losses are to Pittsburgh in overtime and to No. 2 Clemson in a game the Orange led until the very end. Dino Babers has this program on the move, and the game next week against Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium will be the biggest in years for Cuse.

The Orange bumps up one spot again this week to 2nd in the ACC rankings by ESPN right behind the Clemson Tigers.

Eric Dungey and the Syracuse offense keep chugging along, dominating Louisville and setting up a monster game at Yankee Stadium against Notre Dame this week.’s Chris Carlson keeps the Orange 2nd in his ACC Power Rankings this week as they head into the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Syracuse has met head coach Dino Babers’ quest of being consistently good, regularly beating lesser teams this season. Now, the Orange must show it can be occasionally great. With ranked opponents in its final two games, SU’s schedule is the toughest remaining in the ACC.

Syracuse’s pass defense dominated against Louisville, racking up another six sacks and climbing to No. 2 in the ACC behind Clemson. Now the run defense will be tested the rest of the way.

CBS Sports’ 1-130 moves Syracuse up again this week. The Orange are up to 11th right behind the UCF Knights and just ahead of the Utah State Aggies.

The Athletic pushes the Orange up one place to 13th in their rankings this week in between the Utah State and Texas Longhorns.