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ESPN’s FPI doesn’t like Syracuse football’s odds in 2022

Early odds don’t look too good

NCAA Football: Liberty at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time Syracuse Orange fans. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart put one hand on your hip and shake your fist in anger because once again your beloved Orange are being slighted by some computers .

ESPN’s Football Power Index was released yesterday and Syracuse starts off 62nd with an early projection for a 4.8-7.2 record. Only three ACC teams start below Syracuse: Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Duke. The FPI gives the Orange a 30% chance of winning 6 games and a 0.2% chance of winning the Atlantic Division.

Here’s where the 2022 Syracuse opponents find themselves in the FPI rankings (Wagner is not ranked as a FCS team):

So that Clemson/ND/Pitt stretch doesn’t look very appealing does it? While a lot can (and will) happen between now and the kickoff of the season, it does show the importance for Syracuse to get off to a fast start. The Orange are still facing some challenging opponents but they are getting them at home and it’s going to be crucial to take advantage before hitting a challenging final two months.