After finishing 15th last year, Syracuse was placed at No. 12 in the 2012 USTFCCCA preseason national poll. The Syracuse women’s team broke into the top 10 of their poll, garnering a number nine ranking heading into this season.
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Both the Syracuse men and women were ranked at the top of their regional rankings, which were released on Monday, after winning the Northeast Regionals for the third consecutive season in 2011. The women received a number one ranking in the preseason Northeast regional rankings and the men were ranked at number two.
The men received a total of 216 votes and lead all of the Big East teams in the poll. The women received 246 votes in the poll and are the third-highest ranked Big East squad following the 2011 national champion, Georgetown at No. 3 and Providence at No. 7.