The Orange got all but one first place vote in the ESPN/USA Today ballot, with the remaining vote going to Ohio State (12-1) - who ranks second in both polls.
Kentucky (11-1), Louisville (12-0) and Duke (10-1) round out the top five in the ESPN/USA Today poll, while Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina (10-2) hold the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 sports in the AP Poll.
Syracuse opens up Big East play Wednesday at home against Seton Hall.