Not to rain on Syracuse's parade, but …

Updated: November 20, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb
In today's day and age of overreactions, I give you Syracuse University.

From a preseason loss to LeMoyne -- which put it on some people's proverbial season-long bubble -- to last night's drubbing of Cal, no team illustrates how prone we are to hyperbole than Syracuse after last night. (I heard praise for the Orange ranging from, "We should win the Big East," to "That is the best 2-3 zone I have ever seen"). To put things in perspective, here is what you need to know about the Orange according to my own personal opinion as well as several coaches who have watched the Orange extensively: