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NCAA Basketball: Final Four-Practice Day Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Now we’re down to the Final...I mean Fantastic... ummm how about the Fabulous Four? Ok, that should work. Your votes have narrowed it down to the top four Syracuse Orange men’s basketball teams and we’ve got a couple of interesting battles today.

Here’s how we initially seeded the squads.

1. 2003 (30-5)

2. 2010 (30-5)

3. 1987 (31-7)

4. 2012 (34-3)

5. 1996 (29-9)

6. 2013 (30-10)

7. 1989 (30-8)

8. 1975 (27-9)

9. 2000 (26-6)

10. 2004 (23-8)

11. 1980 (26-4)

12. 1979 (26-4)

13. 1984 (23-9)

14. 2014 (28-6)

15. 2009 (28-10)

16. 2011 (27-8)

Let’s meet the teams and how they got here:

The top seed 2003 squad won the Hanson Region while holding their opponents to only two votes in two rounds. Led by Craig Forth and Kueth Duany as well as some freshman named Melo the 2003 would appear to be the heavy favorite to win another title. Standing in their way is the the fourth seed 2012 team which pulled away for a surprisingly easy win in the Andreas Region over John Wallace’s 1996 team. Can the depth of the 2012 Orange overcome the heavy favorite?

Poll

Who wins semifinal #1?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    1. 2003 (30-5)
    (168 votes)
  • 26%
    4. 2012 (34-3)
    (61 votes)
229 votes total Vote Now

Our second semi pits the 2nd seed 2010 team which won the Bing Region with an easy victory over the 1989 Syracuse team. Wes Johnson and Andy Rautins look to compete for the crown as they take on the #3 seed 1987 Orange. The 1987 team won the Cohen Region by receiving the 2nd-highest vote total last round. Derrick Coleman and Sherman Douglas are looking to stop the 2010 squad short of their goal. While it seems clear who wins the first semi this one seems to be completely up for grabs...

Poll

Who wins semifinal #2?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    2. 2010 (30-5)
    (87 votes)
  • 62%
    3. 1987 (31-7)
    (145 votes)
232 votes total Vote Now

It’s time to make your choice to take this down to the last two. Polls will be open until 8 p.m. ET so get your vote in time.