Despite the criticism of Syracuse playing a lack of true road games or against top-notch non-conference competition, the team remained atop both college basketball polls for the sixth-straight week on Monday.
The month-and-a-half-long run as No. 1 is tied for the longest run in school history (with the 1989-90 team), and the squad has the chance to make more history should it win at home against struggling Pittsburgh on Monday – which would make SU 20-0 to begin the year, good for the best start in school history.
Syracuse was a unanimous No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, snagging all 31 first-place votes. In the AP Poll, SU earned 60 of a possible 65 first-place votes.