3 Syracuse opponents crack preseason Top 25, 2 others receive votes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse didn’t receive any votes for the USA Today preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday, but five of its 2014 opponents did. That short list includes No. 1 Florida State, No. 16 Clemson and No. 17 Notre Dame as well as Duke and Louisville, both of which received votes but didn’t crack the Top 25. The Amway Coaches Poll, which is conducted weekly during the season, is comprised of randomly selected FBS head coaches. The coaches are chosen from both conference-affiliated and independent schools upon deciding to participate, and they rank the teams No. 1-25. The Seminoles, who the Orange will host in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 11, collected 56 of the poll’s 62 first-place votes. FSU was followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn, respectively, to round out the top five. The Orange will play Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 27 and travel to Clemson to face the Tigers on Oct. 25AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuke received the 35th-most votes with 41 and Louisville got the 36th-most with 32. SU hosts Louisville on Oct. 3 and Duke on Nov. 8. In all, seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams received votes, with North Carolina joining FSU and Clemson in the Top 25 at No. 23.  Comments Published on July 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of Connecticut

first_img Published on April 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Brianna Butler – Kia Nurse Create bar chartsBrittney Sykes – Gabby WilliamsCreate bar charts  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPositional ComparisonAlexis Peterson – Moriah JeffersonCreate bar charts Isabella Slim – Morgan Tuck Create bar chartsBriana Day – Breanna StewartCreate bar chartsBig NumbersConnecticut has lost just one time in the last 1,119 days. That came on Nov. 17, 2014 to Stanford in overtime on the road.The Huskies are going for their fourth-straight NCAA title, making the senior class the first to win national championships each year.Connecticut already has a record 10 national championships. A win would give the Huskies their 11th.UConn has won all 37 of its games this season by at least 10 points. Notre Dame was the closest team to beating Connecticut when it lost by just 10 points Dec. 5. The Huskies average margin of victory is 39.9 points and its closest NCAA tournament game so far was 21 points. Comments Team ComparisonSracuse vs. Connecticut Create bar charts Overview Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more