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

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NCAA Football: Albany 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. The Orange beat Albany convincingly but is that enough to alter the media perception?


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up five to the 84th spot with the offense 100th while the defense ranks 57th. The Orange are ranked between Colorado and Northwestern. This week’s opponent the Liberty Flames are 45th this week with their offense 29th and defense 66th.

The Football Power Index has Syracuse up nine spots to 82nd between Florida State and Colorado. Liberty is 65th in the FPI.

Syracuse rises one spot to 11th in the local paper’s weekly ACC Power Rankings. The Orange are in between Miami and Georgia Tech.

It’s not worth getting too excited about thumping Albany in a pick-your-score matchup, but the Orange is the only team this low on the list with a road win and whose only losses have come against Power-Five opponents. On the other hand, the two teams Syracuse has beaten have a combined record of 0-6.

CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse is up two spots to 79th between California and Air Force. CBS has Liberty ranked 27th this week.

The Athletic

The Orange move up three spots to 92nd in The Athletic’s Top 130 Power Rankings placing them in between Louisiana Tech and Hawaii this week. Liberty is 28th in these rankings.

AP and Coaches Poll

Liberty is right outside the top 25 in both polls.

ACC Week Three Scores

UCF 35 Louisville 42

BC 28 Temple 3

Albany 24 Syracuse 62

Michigan St 38 Miami 17

Virginia Tech 21 West Virginia 27

Western Michigan 44 Pitt 41

Georgia Tech 8 Clemson 14

Florida State 14 Wake Forest 35

Northwestern 23 Duke 30

Virginia 39 North Carolina 59

Furman 7 NC State 45

ACC Week Four Schedule

Wake Forest vs Virginia

Liberty vs Syracuse

Missouri vs BC

New Hampshire vs Pitt

Richmond vs Virginia Tech

Central Connecticut vs Miami

Clemson vs NC State

Louisville vs Florida State

Kansas vs Duke

UNC vs Georgia Tech