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What’s college football saying about Syracuse football after week 3?

Time to start turning the narrative around by getting a win.

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NCAA Football: Clemson at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, we’ll take a look at what those other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange.


Mark Schlabach ESPN’s bowl predictions (well Mark Schlabach’s) have the Orange heading to Annapolis for the Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman to face the Temple Owls.

In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moved up to 66th with the offense 84th in the SP+ while the defense moved up one spot to 51st. This week’s opponent In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up to 66th with the offense ranked 84th and defense 51st. Next week’s oppponent Western Michigan Broncos are ranked 77th overall by SP+ (41st on offense and 104th on defense).

Chris Carlson drops the Orange two spots to 10th in his ACC Power Rankings this week moving them behind the Miami-Florida Hurricanes.

“The defense looked better against Clemson than it did against Maryland, so there’s room for some optimism going forward. The offense is going to have to figure things out quickly. Only Akron has surrendered more sacks than Syracuse’s 14 this season. The Orange is also averaging just 2.4 yards per carry.”

CBS Sports’ 1-130 drops Syracuse to 56th this week between the Houston Cougars and the N.C. State Wolfpack. Western Michigan checks in at 70th in the CBS rankings.

The Athletic drops the Orange from 42nd to 66th in their Top 130 Power Rankings in between the Marshall Thundering Herd and Nevada Wolf Pack. Western Michigan is ranked 79th this week.