Syracuse clings on to top-25 ranking with two weeks left in regular season

Jan 25, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Dyaisha Fair (2).
Jan 25, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Dyaisha Fair (2). / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse women’s basketball team has maintained an incredible season. Sitting at 23-5 overall, the team has taken down ranked opponents like Notre Dame, Florida State, and Louisville to improve its national standing.

Women’s basketball is having one of its most historic seasons with Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, JuJu Watkins, and others leading the way.

Syracuse, despite not having a roster filled with nationally recognizable names, has only dropped five games all season and is currently ranked No. 19 in the country.

Despite losing to Duke on Feb. 22 and dropping two spots in the AP Poll, the Orange has some unbelievable wins this year:

  • 73-72 W over No. 15 Louisville on Feb. 11
  • 79-65 W over No. 15 Notre Dame on Jan. 25
  • 79-73 W over No. 15 Florida State on Jan. 18
  • 86-81 W over No. 12 Notre Dame on Dec. 31

With these four wins over top-15 ranked opponents and only two losses to unranked teams, Syracuse has paved the way for its team to go dancing in March.

The team’s final game of the regular season will be far from a cakewalk though. Syracuse is set to play No. 12 NC State on the road.

How to watch Syracuse women’s basketball vs. NC State:

Syracuse’s game against NC State will be the team’s final chance to earn a win before the ACC Tournament. The women’s conference tournament will be held from March 6-10 in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The women are 13-4 in conference games, the NC State Wolfpack is 11-5 in the ACC. The conference leader is currently Virginia Tech with a 14-2 conference record.

Currently, Syracuse would enter the tournament ranked second in the ACC, giving them byes in the first two rounds. Even if the Orange lose to the Wolfpack on Thursday, they would be able to maintain their first and second-round byes.

Syracuse women's basketball stat leaders:






Dyaisha Fair (G)

Alyssa Latham (F)

Dyaisha Fair (G)

Dyaisha Fair (G)

Alyssa Latham (F)






The Orange's head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is only in her second year with the team. A former Syracuse player herself, she is "synonymous with Syracuse women's basketball success."