Syracuse atop Polls for Sixth-Straight Week

Syracuse basketball has performed like a well-oiled machine thus far in the season on the way to a 19-0 start. The scoring margins have been wider and wider, as the debate on which team is the top team in America gets more one-sided by the week.

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.

A win would also place coach Jim Boeheim in a tie with Kentucky legend Adolph Rupp for fourth place in all-time wins by a Division I coach with 876.

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.

The rest of the Top 5 in the Associated Press poll and the USAToday/ESPN Poll were Kentucky, Baylor, Duke and Missouri.

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