Penn State Falls to No. 21 in AP Poll, No. 20 in Coaches Poll

By Nick Polak on November 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm
Sep 15, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye (21) attempts to intercept the ball thrown by Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback Woody Barrett (15) during the third quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Kent State 63-10.

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After a blowout loss at the hands of Michigan (might as well fire up the #RevengeTour2019 hashtag now, folks), Penn State experienced a drop in both the AP and Coaches polls, moving down to No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 20 in the Coaches.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan rose a spot to No. 4 in both polls, Ohio State remained at No. 8 in the AP and moved to No. 7 in the Coaches, and Michigan State re-entered the AP Poll at No. 24. In the AP Poll, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Iowa all received votes. In the Coaches Poll, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Northwestern all received votes.

AP Poll
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Alabama 9-0 1,500 1
2 Clemson 9-0 1,435 2
3 Notre Dame 9-0 1,381 3
4 Michigan 8-1 1,304 5
5 Georgia 8-1 1,263 6
6 Oklahoma 8-1 1,181 7
7 West Virginia 7-1 1,065 12
8 Ohio State 8-1 1,025 8
9 LSU 7-2 1,020 4
10 Washington State 8-1 1,010 14
11 Central Florida 8-0 1,001 10
12 Kentucky 7-2 780 11
13 Syracuse 7-2 624 22
14 Utah State 8-1 586 18
15 Texas 6-3 559 6
16 Fresno State 8-1 506 20
17 Boston College 7-2 490 24
18 Mississippi State 6-3 486 21
19 Florida 6-3 400 13
20 Washington 7-3 342 20
21 PENN STATE 6-3 278 14
22 North Carolina State 6-2 264 NR
23 Iowa State 5-3 230 NR
24 Michigan State 6-3 215 NR
25 Cincinnati 8-1 141 NR
Coaches Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV MOVE
1 Alabama 9-0 1599 63 1
2 Clemson 9-0 1537 1 2
3 Notre Dame 9-0 1464 3
4 Michigan 8-1 1390 5 +1
5 Georgia 8-1 1347 5
6 Oklahoma 8-1 1272 7 +1
7 Ohio State 8-1 1109 8 +1
8 West Virginia 7-1 1108 10 +2
9 Washington State 8-1 1076 11 +2
10 LSU 7-2 1063 4 -6
11 Central Florida 8-0 1054 9 -2
12 Kentucky 7-2 761 12
13 Syracuse 7-2 625 24 +11
14 Boston College 7-2 580 25 +11
15 Mississippi State 6-3 567 21 +6
16 Utah State 8-1 565 20 +4
17 Fresno State 8-1 490 23 +6
18 Washington 7-3 463 19 +1
19 Texas 6-3 433 15 -4
20 PENN STATE 6-3 375 13 -7
21 Florida 6-3 340 14 -7
22 NC State 6-2 327 NR +9
23 Cincinnati 8-1 207 NR +4
24 Utah 6-3 184 16 -8
25 Iowa State 5-3 151 NR +19
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