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AP Basketball Rankings began with the 1948-1949 Men's Basketball Season. The first weekly poll game out January 18, 1949, and the AP Ranked the Top 20. The AP expanded to a Top 25 with the 1990-1991 season. Syracuse has been ranked #4 five times. They were ranked #1 in the preseason of 1987-1988, and remained #1 for four games. In 1989-1990, they were not ranked #1 in the pre-season, but moved to #1 before their first game, and remained there until January 6th, 1990 when they lost to Villanova. In 2010 they beat Villanova and moved to #1 on March 1st, and remaineed then until after their loss to Louisville on March 6, 2010. The fourth time they moved to #1 was December 12th, 2011, and they remained there until after losing to Notre Dame on January 21st, 2012. In 2014, Syracuse moved to #1 on February 3rd, 2014.

Syracuse Accomplishments Involving Ranked Teams
Accomplishment
Date
Team W/L Score Coach
First game against Top 20 Team
2/9/1949
Duquesne
W
65-58
Lew Andreas
First win against Top 20 Team
2/9/1949
Duquesne
W
65-58
Lew Andreas
First game against #1 team
3/13/1950
Bradley
L
66-78
Lew Andreas
First win against Top 10 Team
3/31/1951
Bradley
W
76-75
Marc Guley
First win against Top 5 Team
3/1/1983
Villanova
W
79-70
Jim Boeheim
First win against #1 team
1/28/1985
Georgetown
W
65-63
Jim Boeheim
First game Syracuse Ranked #1
11/21/1987
North Carolina
L
93-96
Jim Boeheim
Last game Syracuse Ranked #1
2/22/2014
Duke
L
60-66
Jim Boeheim
Last Win against #1 team
1/19/2013
Louisville
W
70-68
Jim Boeheim
Last game against #1 team
1/19/2013
Louisville
W
70-68
Jim Boeheim
Most Top 25 Wins Season
88-89,90-91 8 wins     Jim Boeheim
Most Top 25 Games Played
2008-09
15 games     Jim Boeheim
Most Top 10 Wins Season
2009-10
6 wins     Jim Boeheim
Most Top 10 Games Played
1995-96
9 games     Jim Boeheim
Most Top 5 Wins Season
2002-03
3 wins     Jim Boeheim
Most Top 5 Games Season
1995-96
6 games     Jim Boeheim
 
Record Versus Ranked Teams
Season
# Games
Wins Losses Coach Vs Higher Ranked [1] Vs Lower Ranked [2] Vs Top 10 Vs Top 5
1948-1949
1
1
0
Lew Andreas
1-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1949-1950
3
2
1
Lew Andreas
2-1
0-0
0-1
0-1
1950-1951
5
2
3
Marc Guley
2-3
0-0
1-2
0-2
1951-1952
2
1
1
Marc Guley
1-0
1-3
0-0
0-0
1952-1953
3
2
1
Marc Guley
2-1
0-0
0-1
0-0
1953-1954
1
0
1
Marc Guley
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
1954-1955
4
1
3
Marc Guley
1-3
0-0
0-3
0-0
1955-1956
2
0
2
Marc Guley
0-2
0-0
0-1
0-0
1956-1957
2
1
1
Marc Guley
1-1
0-0
0-1
0-1
1957-1958
1
0
1
Marc Guley
0-1
1-1
0-0
0-0
1958-1959
0
0
0
Marc Guley
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1959-1960
1
1
0
Marc Guley
1-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1960-1961
0
0
0
Marc Guley
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1961-1962
0*
0
0
Marc Guley
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1962-1963
0*
0
0
Fred Lewis
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1963-1964
0*
0
0
Fred Lewis
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1964-1965
1
0
1
Fred Lewis
0-1
1-1
0-1
0-0
1965-1966
2*
0
2
Fred Lewis
0-2
0-0
0-2
0-2
1966-1967
1*
0
1
Fred Lewis
0-1
2-2
0-1
0-1
1967-1968
0*
0
0
Fred Lewis
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1968-1969
3
0
3
Roy Danforth
0-3
0-0
0-1
0-0
1969-1970
1
0
1
Roy Danforth
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
1970-1971
2
1
1
Roy Danforth
1-1
0-0
1-1
0-1
1971-1972
3
1
2
Roy Danforth
1-2
0-0
0-0
0-0
1972-1973
4
2
2
Roy Danforth
2-2
0-0
1-2
0-1
1973-1974
1
0
1
Roy Danforth
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
1974-1975
7
3
4
Roy Danforth
3-4
0-0
2-2
0-2
1975-1976
3
0
3
Roy Danforth
0-3
1-1
0-1
0-1
1976-1977
4
2
2
Jim Boeheim
2-1
20-2
2-0
0-0
1977-1978
0
0
0
Jim Boeheim
0-0
22-6
0-0
0-0
1978-1979
5
1
4
Jim Boeheim
0-0
23-4
0-0
0-0
1979-1980
2
1
1
Jim Boeheim
0-0
26-4
1-0
0-0
1980-1981
2
0
2
Jim Boeheim
0-2
4-0
0-2
0-2
1981-1982
2
1
1
Jim Boeheim
1-1
0-0
1-1
0-1
1982-1983
11
4
7
Jim Boeheim
3-5
11-4
2-2
1-0
1983-1984
5
1
4
Jim Boeheim
1-4
9-3
0-4
0-4
1984-1985
8
3
5
Jim Boeheim
3-5
0-0
1-5
1-4
1985-1986
9
3
6
Jim Boeheim
1-1
25-5
1-2
0-1
1986-1987
11
5
6
Jim Boeheim
1-2
20-5
1-2
1-1
1987-1988
8
3
5
Jim Boeheim
2-1
25-7
2-2
1-1
1988-1989
11
8
3
Jim Boeheim
3-3
27-5
4-3
1-3
1989-1990
9
7
2
Jim Boeheim
2-0
24-7
4-1
1-0
1990-1991
10
8
2
Jim Boeheim
1-0
25-6
3-0
0-0
1991-1992
9
5
4
Jim Boeheim
3-1
9-9
1-0
0-0
1992-1993
6
2
4
Jim Boeheim
2-4
10-2
1-2
0-0
1993-1994
5
3
2
Jim Boeheim
2-2
21-6
2-1
2-1
1994-1995
7
2
5
Jim Boeheim
1-4
19-6
1-4
0-2
1995-1996
12
6
6
Jim Boeheim
4-6
19-3
3-6
2-4
1996-1997
5
1
4
Jim Boeheim
1-4
3-2
0-1
0-0
1997-1998
6
3
3
Jim Boeheim
2-3
17-6
0-3
0-1
1998-1999
6
2
4
Jim Boeheim
2-4
17-7
2-3
1-2
1999-2000
5
3
2
Jim Boeheim
0-1
26-5
1-1
0-1
2000-2001
8
3
5
Jim Boeheim
2-2
19-7
1-1
0-1
2001-2002
1
1
0
Jim Boeheim
1-0
17-7
0-0
0-0
2002-2003
9
7
2
Jim Boeheim
6-2
12-2
5-1
3-1
2003-2004
6
3
3
Jim Boeheim
3-2
15-5
2-2
1-0
2004-2005
10
4
6
Jim Boeheim
1-1
26-6
0-2
0-2
2005-2006
11
5
6
Jim Boeheim
5-6
4-4
1-5
1-3
2006-2007
7
2
5
Jim Boeheim
2-3
10-3
0-1
0-0
2007-2008
7
2
5
Jim Boeheim
2-5
1-1
1-1
0-1
2008-2009
15
7
8
Jim Boeheim
4-6
19-4
1-5
1-3
2009-2010
10
8
2
Jim Boeheim
2-0
25-5
6-0
0-0
2010-2011
12
7
5
Jim Boeheim
4-1
23-6
2-2
0-2
2011-2012
7
6
1
Jim Boeheim
0-0
34-3
1-1
0-0
2012-2013
14
8
6
Jim Boeheim
5-4
25-6
3-4
3-2
2013-2014
7
5
2
Jim Boeheim
0-0
28-6
1-1
0-1
2014-2015
8
2
6
Jim Boeheim
2-6
3-1
1-4
0-3
2015-2016
11
5
6
Jim Boeheim
5-6
0-2
1-2
1-1
2016-2017
8
3
5
Jim Boeheim
3-5
5-1
3-3
0-0

* AP only had a Top 10 in seasons marked with an asterisk.

Individual Coaches
Coach
# Games
Wins Losses
W/L %
Vs Higher Ranked [1] Vs Lower Ranked [2] Vs Top 10 Vs Top 5
Lew Andreas
4
3
1
75.0%
3-1
0-0
0-1
0-1
Marc Guley
21
8
13
38.1%
8-12
2-4
1-8
0-3
Fred Lewis
4
0
4
0.0%
0-4
3-3
0-4
0-3
Roy Danforth
24
7
17
29.2%
7-17
1-1
4-7
0-5
Jim Boeheim
309
153
156
49.8%
85-108
666-174
63-78
21-48
Mike Hopkins
1
0
1
0.0%
0-1
0-0
0-0
0-0
Syracuse Total
358
170
190
47.3%
102-132
672-181
68-97
21-60

[1] This is Syracuse's combined record when it was ranked but playing higher ranked teams and when Syracuse was unranked playing ranked teams

[2] This is Syracuse's combined record when it was ranked but playing lower ranked teams and when Syracuse was ranked playing unranked teams.

AP Ranking Data for individual games from 1948-1949 to 2008-2009 determined from the 2009 NCAA Division I Record Book, Pages 68-83 Week-By-Week AP Polls. All other data gathered and compiled independently.

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