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.
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 injury to Eric Dungey essentially sealed Syracuse’s fate early against Notre Dame. The late field goal proved the only highlight.
Syracuse.com’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.