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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 7?

When is a loss not as bad to the rest of the world, we found out

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Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange. Apparently playing the #1 team means people actually pay attention to more than the score


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up seven spots to 98th in the rankings between the Utah State Aggies and San Jose State Spartans. This week’s opponent the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 71st.

The Football Power Index drops Syracuse eighteen spots to 105th between the Ball State Cardinals and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Wake moves up one to 44th (#Brand) in this week’s FPI.

Syracuse stays at the bottom in this week’s ACC Power Rankings but provided some optimism due to the play at Clemson. Wake jumps up to 7th in this week’s power rankings.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Pinstripe Bowl - Michigan State v Wake Forest Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse moves up to the 98th spot this week between Ball State and the Central Michigan Chippewas. CBS has Wake 51st this week.

The Athletic

Syracuse drops to 75th in The Athletic’s Top 101 Power Rankings. Dropping 17 spots while 22 teams were added means the Orange’s performance was noticed. Syracuse is placing between the Duke Blue Devils and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Wake holds the 35th spot in these rankings this week.

AP and Coaches Poll

Wake received five votes in the Coaches Poll this week.

Around the ACC

Week 7 Results

NC State 21 UNC 48

Florida St 16 Louisville 48

Notre Dame 45 Pitt 3

Virginia Tech 16 Wake Forest 23

Georgia Tech 27 BC 48

Virginia 14 Miami 19

Week 8 Schedule

BC @ Clemson

Notre Dame @ Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech @ Louisville

Charlotte @ Duke

North Carolina @ Virginia