Syracuse Basketball: In one ranking, 2022 class outside the top 25 – huh?

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On Monday, the recruiting service On3 released its final 2022 player rankings, so I took a glance to see where the six signees for Syracuse basketball ended up (more on that in other future articles).

But I then also happened to check out where, at present, the entire six-member 2022 cycle for the Orange is rated on a national basis. I have to admit, I was a tad bit surprised at what I found out.

When I penned this column, the ‘Cuse 2022 class as a whole was rated No. 26 nationally and No. 5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to the On3 Consensus.

I always like to say that recruiting rankings are helpful context in my stories on Orange commits and targets, but I will often add that these sorts of ratings are subjective and have to sometimes get taken with the proverbial grain of salt. I think this is the case here, at least to some extent.

Syracuse basketball, though, does have a higher-ranked 2022 class elsewhere.

In full disclosure, I don’t know the specific formula used to calculate team and player rankings via the two industry-generated ratings that I often utilize, the On3 Consensus and the 247Sports Composite.

And I’m not throwing shade at On3 here, as I use its ratings frequently, and the national analysts who work for this recruiting service are fabulous.

However, I do find it interesting that the Orange’s six-member 2022 class isn’t even inside the top-25 overall, according to the On3 Consensus.

I say this, because currently has the team’s 2022 cycle at No. 7 across the country. Sports Illustrated recently put the ‘Cuse 2022 class at No. 14 around the country and No. 3 in the ACC.

And on the 247Sports Web site, when I wrote this story, the Orange’s 2022 cycle had an overall rank of No. 19 and a composite rank of No. 16.

Per the On3 Consensus, only two Syracuse basketball 2022 signees are four stars, and they are combo guard Judah Mintz of the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., and small forward Chris Bunch of the Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

The On3 Consensus has the other four 2022 commits as three stars, and they are shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., point guard Quadir Copeland of the IMG Academy, power forward Maliq Brown of the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., and power forward/center Peter Carey, who most recently competed for the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass.

In these 2022 team ratings from the On3 Consensus, there are four ACC groups ahead of Syracuse basketball. They are No. 1 Duke, No. 19 North Carolina, No. 21 Virginia and No. 22 Notre Dame.

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