Syracuse football has taken a tumble in the ACC and nationwide across the sport, according to national writers.
The Syracuse football outlook for the rest of the 2020 campaign is dire, given how the team has performed on the field, and the mounting number of injuries that its roster is facing.
As such, due to its lopsided loss at home to previously winless Duke last weekend and the upcoming schedule, including trips to No. 1 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame later on this year, national commentators and writers are providing a relatively dismal assessment of the Orange at this juncture.
The ‘Cuse (1-3), by the way, will welcome non-conference foe Liberty (4-0) to the Carrier Dome this Saturday afternoon in a contest where the Flames have proven a small betting favorite throughout this week despite suiting up on the road.
Currently, the CBS Sports 76 has Syracuse football at No. 57, after the Orange fell a half-dozen spots following its setback to the Blue Devils.
These ratings are compiled from experts at both CBS Sports and 247Sports, as they examine the 76 college football squads that are presently competing. Liberty, we should note, is No. 47 on this list.
Syracuse football isn’t faring so well in the latest determinations by national prognosticators.
Separately, CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli has Syracuse football at No. 10 in his Bottom 25 rankings, which takes a look at the 25 lowest-rated groups around the country. The week before the Orange’s defeat at the hands of Duke, the ‘Cuse checked in at No. 18 in the Bottom 25.
Here’s what Fornelli had to say about the Orange. “I’m trying to convince myself not to take Syracuse as a Lock of the Week again this season no matter who it’s an underdog against at home, but it’s hard. I mean, Cuse is currently a 3.5-point dog at home to Liberty this week. No, Tom, don’t do it. Do not do it. I’m not going to do it. I might do it. I mean, Liberty is good, but should any ACC team be an underdog at home to it? Oh god, I’m going to do it again, aren’t I?”
ESPN.com this week has Syracuse football at No. 15 in its power rankings for the 15-member Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange is in last place, too, according to weekly ACC ratings from Syracuse.com.