In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse drops one place to 66th with the offense dropping nine to 80th while the defense moves up 15 places to 50th. The Pittsburgh Panthers are 53rd this week- 114th in offense and 11th in defense.
ESPN’s ACC power rankings have the Orange 12th in the league ahead of only the Virgnia Tech Hokies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pitt is 4th this week so a win by Syracuse would push them up a bit in this ACC list.
“Syracuse is one of just two teams in the ACC without a Power-Five win, dropping it to a season-worst ranking. Even worse, the Orange has averaged 12 points against that peer competition and is now the front-runner for the most disappointing team in the ACC.”
The Athletic dropped the Orange two spots again this week to 63rd in their Top 130 Power Rankings keeping them in between the N.C. State Wolfpack and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Pitt is ranked 42nd this week.
Trishton Jackson, Evan Adams and Dakota Davis were listed as second team honorees on the PFF College ACC Team of the Week.