The preseason polls continue to roll in, with the Nittany Lions checking in at No. 16 on Sports Illustrated's top 25 rankings.
With just one player on their top-100 players of 2019, SI is hinging Penn State's season on James Franklin's younger recruiting class.
Last season, Penn State took a step back after losing Saquon Barkley. To avoid a similar fate in 2019 after Trace McSorley’s departure, coach James Franklin will lean on his 13th-ranked recruiting class.
Sports Illustrated's complete ranking is as follows: