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Syracuse Football: Orange at No. 12 in our initial ACC power rankings

Syracuse football (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Most national and regional ACC pundits think Syracuse football will hover near the league’s basement. We’re a bit more optimistic.

Syracuse football enters the fifth year of the Dino Babers era as the Orange’s head coach when the team travels to No. 18 North Carolina this Saturday for a noon Atlantic Coast Conference clash in Chapel Hill.

Babers is 23-26 on the Hill, and his squad put forth a disappointing 5-7 mark a stanza ago following a 10-3 output in 2018, when the ‘Cuse won a bowl game and finished that term ranked No.