Penn State In The Polls: Lions Move Up to #4 In Associated Press and Coaches Polls

By Dan Vecellio on September 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Sep 16, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; The Penn State dance team performs during a break in the second half of the game against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Gregory J. Fisher - USA Today
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After their 56-0 drubbing of Georgia State on Saturday night, Penn State jumped up one spot in both the AP Top-25 and the Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday afternoon. The Lions leapfrogged USC, who needed two overtimes to put away the Texas Longhorns in a thriller in Los Angeles. 

The Nittany Lions remain the highest-ranked Big Ten squad for a second straight week as Michigan comes in at #8 in both polls, followed by Wisconsin and Ohio State at #9 and #10 in the AP Poll and vice versa in the Coaches Poll. Other notable poll happenings include Clemson overtaking Oklahoma for the #2 spot in the polls after beating Louisville last night, Oklahoma State moving up to #6/7 after their demolition of Pitt at Heinz Field, and Mississippi State making their first appearance in both polls after their upset of LSU last night in a 37-7 rout.

associated Press top-25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV
1 ALABAMA 3-0 1,504 45 1
2 CLEMSON 3-0 1,446 15 3
3 OKLAHOMA 3-0 1,432 1 2
4 PENN STATE 3-0 1,306 5
5 USC 3-0 1,241 4
6 OKLAHOMA STATE 3-0 1,154 9
7 WASHINGTON 3-0 1,141 6
8 MICHIGAN 3-0 1,081 7
9 WISCONSIN 3-0 1,031 10
10 OHIO STATE 2-1 1,015 8
11 GEORGIA 3-0 940 13
12 FLORIDA STATE 0-1 922 11
13 VIRGINIA TECH 3-0 730 16
14 MIAMI (FL) 1-0 606 17
15 AUBURN 2-1 596 15
16 TCU 3-0 553 20
17 MISSISSIPPI STATE 3-0 532
18 WASHINGTON STATE 3-0 419 21
19 LOUISVILLE 2-1 356 14
20 FLORIDA 1-1 308 24
21 SOUTH FLORIDA 3-0 272 22
22 SAN DIEGO STATE 3-0 201
23 UTAH 3-0 194
24 OREGON 3-0 158
25 LSU 2-1 153 12

coaches poll 

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV MOVE
1 ALABAMA 3-0 1618 59 1
2 CLEMSON 3-0 1535 6 2
3 OKLAHOMA 3-0 1505 3
4 PENN STATE 3-0 1364 5 +1
5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3-0 1348 4 -1
6 WASHINGTON 3-0 1277 6
7 OKLAHOMA STATE 3-0 1219 8 +1
8 MICHIGAN 3-0 1171 7 -1
9 OHIO STATE 2-1 1052 9
10 WISCONSIN 3-0 1032 12 +2
11 FLORIDA STATE 0-1 985 10 -1
12 GEORGIA 3-0 978 13 +1
13 VIRGINIA TECH 3-0 775 16 +3
14 MIAMI 1-0 659 15 +1
15 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 3-0 602 20 +5
16 AUBURN 2-1 555 17 +1
17 SOUTH FLORIDA 3-0 446 21 +4
18 WASHINGTON STATE 3-0 441 22 +4
19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 3-0 412 30 +11
20 LOUISVILLE 2-1 382 14 -6
21 UTAH 3-0 324 24 +3
22 FLORIDA 1-1 312 25 +3
23 LOUISIANA STATE 2-1 243 11 -12
24 OREGON 3-0 208 28 +4
25 SAN DIEGO STATE 3-0 141 34 +9

 

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