Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange.
In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse starts the year in the 64th spot with the offense 77th while the defense ranks 53rd. The Orange are ranked between Memphis and Virginia. This week’s opponent the Louisville Cardinals are 39th with their offense 32nd and defense 50th.
The Football Power Index has Syracuse in 60th between Boston College and Army. Louisville is 36th in the FPI.
ESPN’s ACC columnists Andrea Adelson and David Hale released pre-season power rankings which have Syracuse 10th in between Virginia and Boston College writer Mark Schlabach has the Orange finishing with a 4-8 record, 2-6 in the ACC.
The local writers all think the Orange will win enough to make a bowl game this year.
In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse is 89th between Indiana and North Texas. CBS has Louisville ranked 41st this week.
The Orange starts the season 85th in The Athletic’s Top 131 Power Rankings placing them in between San Jose State and Arizona this week. Louisville is 64th in this power ranking.
They also asked their college football staff to weight in on odds and eight of ten said take the under on 4.5 wins for Syracuse. Feel free to bookmark that one just in case
AP and Coaches Poll
No voted for either team this week
ACC Week Zero Scores
Duquense 7 Florida State 47
Florida A&M 24 North Carolina 56
ACC Week One Schedule
West Virginia vs Pitt
VMI vs Wake Forest
Virginia Tech vs Old Dominion
Temple vs Duke
NC State vs East Carolina
Rutgers vs Boston College
North Carolina vs App State
Richmond vs Virginia
Bethune-Cookman vs Miami
Louisville vs Syracuse
Florida State vs LSU