What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 6?

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 dropped their second straight final play loss, but let’s see what the rankings have to say this week...


In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up twelve places to the 52nd spot with the offense 59th while the defense ranks 41sr. The Orange are ranked between Marshall and UCF. This week’s opponent the Clemson Tigers are 5th this week with their offense 32nd and defense sitting 3rd.

The Football Power Index has Syracuse up two spots to 73rd between Florida Atlantic and Memphis. Clemson is 7th in this week’s FPI.


Syracuse slides one spot to 12th in the local paper’s weekly ACC Power Rankings. The Orange are in between UNC and Miami. Clemson is 4th this week

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CBS Sports

In the CBS Sports power rankings Syracuse holds at 77th between Memphis and South Carolina. CBS has Clemson ranked 31st this week.

The Athletic

The Orange drop two spots to 73rd in The Athletic’s Top 130 Power Rankings placing them in between Florida State and Wyoming this week. Clemson is 28th in this power ranking.

AP and Coaches Poll

Clemson is receiving votes in the AP and the Tigers are ranked 25th in the Coaches Poll.

ACC Week Six Scores

Georgia Tech 31 Duke 27

Virginia 34 Louisville 33

Wake Forest 40 Syracuse 37

Florida State 35 UNC 25

Notre Dame 32 Virginia Tech 29

ACC Week Seven Schedule

Clemson vs Syracuse

Duke vs Virginia

Pitt vs Virginia Tech

Miami vs UNC

NC State vs Boston College


Their SP numbers have been getting better each week. Only after Rutgers did they fall back.

Defense has been In the 40-60 range and the offense keeps improving each week.

One thing is for sure, Syracuse Football certainly has me interested in how the 2nd half of the season will play out.


This has gone from a season that wasnt going to really intrigue me to one that has my full interest. Surprising that a Shrader / Tucker offense has been potent and exciting. Team has been competitive, on the brink of moving forward.

Offense is hitting some explosive plays

in the run game and last game showed a big improvement on 3rd down. Still having issues finishing enough drives and throwing the ball in the 2nd half but if that can come together they could really be onto something.

Approaching Snowball that catches fire territory!

We have a LOT of

want to!!

(That clown on the back is the stuff of nightmares)

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