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Syracuse football: what’s college football saying about the Orange heading into bowl season?

Wrapping up 2023

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NCAA Football: Syracuse Press Conference 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. Let’s check out what they said after championship weekend.


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse slides up two spots to 68th with the offense 81st while the defense ranks 52nd. The Orange are ranked between Jacksonville State and Georgia Tech. USF ranks 102nd, 63rd in offense and 123rd in defense.

Syracuse stays at 55th in the Football Power Index between Rutgers and Arkansas. USF is 106th.

CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse is up three spots to 73rd this week between Washington State and South Alabama. USF is 97th.

The Athletic

The Orange hold at 67th in The Athletic’s Top 133 Power Rankings placing them in between UCF and TCU. USF is 87th.

USA Today

This week Syracuse stays at 78th in the Re-Rank which puts them between Louisiana-Lafayette and BYU. USF is 72nd.

AP and Coaches Poll

No rankings for the Orange

ACC Championship Game

Louisville 6 Florida State 16