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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 12?

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NCAA Football: Syracuse at Notre Dame Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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. After the loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Syracuse dropped to 19th in the AP and Coaches polls, but let’s take a look at what everyone else is saying.

S&P+ Rankings (SBNation)

Syracuse drops 9 spots to 48th, right between the Troy Trojans and Ohio University Bobcats. The Orange’s next opponent the Boston College Eagles are in the 60th spot.

Power Rankings: ESPN

Syracuse slides back nine spots to 22nd in this week’s top 25 Power Rankings.

It’s tough to know what to make of what really happened in Yankees Stadium, given that the Orangemen played most of the game without quarterback Eric Dungey. Backup Tommy DeVito (14-of-31 for 105 yards and two interceptions) simply couldn’t get it done against one of the nation’s best defenses. That’s no big failure, but it’s certainly a disappointment for a program that had been pointing toward Saturday as a litmus test under head coach Dino Babers. The Orange will have to forget about Saturday quickly as they travel next week to Boston College for the regular-season finale. It remains to be seen if Dungey will be able to return.

The Orange remain 2nd in the ACC rankings by ESPN right behind the Clemson Tigers.

The injury to Eric Dungey essentially sealed Syracuse’s fate early against Notre Dame. The late field goal proved the only highlight.’s Chris Carlson keeps the Orange 2nd in his ACC Power Rankings this week but cautions that the spot is tenuous.

Syracuse’s hold on this spot is tenuous with both Pittsburgh and Duke mounting reasonable cases. The ranking also assumes Eric Dungey is available, which seems like an iffy proposition at the moment.

Syracuse has beaten just two bowl-eligible teams this season but it also hasn’t lost to a team outside the Top 25.

One of those things should change this weekend.

CBS Sports’ 1-130 moves Syracuse down six spots to 18th Ithis week. The Orange are behind the Penn State Nittany Lions and just ahead of the Iowa St. Cyclones.

The Athletic pushes the Orange drops seven places to 20th in their rankings this week in between the Utah Utes and Mississippi St. Bulldogs.