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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 5?

Well it could be worse....

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

Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange. Are things looking up after Syracuse’s performance against Bye Week University.


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse drops five spots to 91st in the rankings between the Temple Owls and Southern Miss Eagles. This week’s opponent the Liberty Flames are 77th.

The Football Power Index drops Syracuse six spots to 87th between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Charlotte 49ers. Liberty is 102nd in the FPI.

Syracuse drops to the bottom in this week’s ACC Power Rankings. The reason being the mounting injuries which have taken a lot of talent out of the Orange line-up.

FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl - Liberty v Georgia Southern Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse drops to the 57th spot this week between the Tulane Green Wave and the Louisville Cardinals. CBS has Liberty ranked 47th this week.

The Athletic

Syracuse drop thirteen spots to 58th in The Athletic’s Top 77 Power Rankings placing them in between Duke and UTSA. Liberty is 53rd this week.

AP and Coaches Poll

Liberty received votes in both polls this week which should remind you that voters look at record and not opponents.

Around the ACC

Week 5 Results

Louisville 27 Georgia Tech 46

NC State 38 Virginia 21

Virginia Tech 45 UNC 56

Pitt 30 Boston College 31

Florida State 26 Notre Dame 42

Miami 17 Clemson 42

Week 6 Schedule

Pitt @ Miami

Clemson @ Georgia Tech

Louisville @ Notre Dame

Duke @ NC State

Virginia @ Wake Forest

UNC @ Florida State

BC @ Virginia Tech