Each week, we’ll take a look at what those other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange.
AP and Coaches Poll:
In rankings, the Football Power Index and SP+ rankings put Syracuse 70th this week. The Syracuse offense is 85th in the SP+ while the defense dropped to 52nd. This week’s opponent Clemson Tigers are ranked 2nd overall by SP+ (15th on offense and 4th on defense).
“While Syracuse is almost certainly better than the way it performed against Maryland, concerns about two new offensive tackles, combined with the loss of Eric Dungey’s ability to make plays when things go wrong, are very reasonable at this point.”
The Athletic drops the Orange from 24th to 42nd in their Top 130 Power Rankings in between ACC colleagues N.C. State Wolfpack and Miami Hurricanes. Yes, Clemson is 1st in these rankings too.
Trishton Jackson was selected as part of the ACC Offensive Team of the Week by Pro Football Focus after his performance at Maryland.