Syracuse Orangemen Fall Two Spots in Polls After Loss to Pittsburgh

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIJanuary 5, 2010

The Syracuse men's basketball team fell from the top five in the national polls following its first loss of the season to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Both the media and the coaches placed the Orange at number seven, two spots lower than the previous week's polls.  Syracuse had won their first 13 games before falling 82-72 to the unranked Panthers at the Carrier Dome.  Pittsburgh now finds themselves ranked 23rd in the AP poll and just shy of the top 25 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

The Orange return to action tomorrow night when they host Memphis at 7 p.m.  Their conference schedule resumes on Sunday when South Florida visits the Carrier Dome at 2 p.m.