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Syracuse football: what’s college football saying about the Orange after week 9?

Won’t be long before the Orange can prove it on the field

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 14 Syracuse at Florida State Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange as they prepare to face the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The local writers move Syracuse up one to 8th in their ACC Power Rankings. Syracuse slides in between NC State and Boston College. Virginia Tech is 11th.


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up two spots to 48th with the offense 67th while the defense ranks 40th. The Orange are ranked between Pittsburgh and Rutgers. SP+ has Virginia Tech ranked 66th with their offense 86th and defense 39th.

Syracuse drops one spot in the Football Power Index to 37th between Texas Tech and Iowa. FPI predicts the Orange for 7.4 wins now and gives them a 16% chance to win out and a 95.6% chance of making a bowl game. Virginia Tech ranks 64th in this week’s FPI.

CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse is up one to 46th this week between Memphis and Iowa State. Virginia Tech is 78th this week.

The Athletic

The Orange are down one spot to 65th in The Athletic’s Top 133 Power Rankings placing them in between Texas Tech and Cal. Virginia Tech is 74th.

USA Today

This week Syracuse is up four spots to 70th in the Re-Rank which puts them between Auburn and Wake Forest. Virginia Tech is 80th this week.

AP and Coaches Poll

No rankings for Syracuse or Virginia Tech

ACC Week Nine Scores

Boston College 38 Georgia Tech 23

Pitt 17 Wake Forest 21

Virginia 31 UNC 27

Duke 20 Florida State 38

Clemson 20 Miami 28

ACC Week Ten Schedule

Syracuse vs Virginia Tech

UConn vs Boston College

Florida State vs Wake Forest

Clemson vs NC State

Virginia vs Miami

Duke vs Louisville

Pitt vs Notre Dame

North Carolina vs Georgia Tech