Penn State Moves Up to No. 11 in Coaches Poll

By Matt de Bear on September 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm
Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts to offensive linesmen Mike Miranda (73) during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bulls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Buffalo 45-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Coming off of a 45-13 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, and thanks to some upheaval further up, Penn State has climbed three spots to No. 11 in the latest Coaches Poll. 

The top four remains unchanged with Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma. LSU jumped one spot to No. 5 after a thrilling 45-38 victory over then No. 9 Texas. That bumped Ohio State back one spot to No. 6.

Michigan is just one spot ahead of the Nittany Lions, falling three spots to No. 10 after a come-from-behind overtime victory at home vs. Army. Wisconsin climbs two spots to No. 14, while Iowa (No. 18) and Michigan State (No. 19) each move up one spot. The Maryland Terrapins make their first appearance at No. 25 as well, on the strength of a blowout victory over former No. 21 Syracuse. Minnesota (5) and Nebraska (1) also received votes.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Clemson (60) 2-0 1,572 1
2 Alabama (3) 2-0 1,513 2
3 Georgia 2-0 1,415 3
4 Oklahoma 2-0 1,362 4
5 LSU 2-0 1,314 6
6 Ohio State 2-0 1,309 5
7 Notre Dame 1-0 1,118 8
8 Florida 2-0 1,064 10
9 Auburn 2-0 993 13
10 Michigan 2-0 945 7
11 PENN STATE 2-0 868 14
12 Utah 2-0 839 15
13 Texas 1-1 823 9
14 Wisconsin 2-0 739 16
15 Texas A&M 1-1 668 11
16 UCF 2-0 584 17
17 Oregon 1-1 568 18
18 Iowa 2-0 496 19
19 Michigan State 2-0 446 20
20 Washington State 2-0 418 21
21 Washington 1-1 314 12
22 Boise State 2-0 214 24
23 Mississippi State 2-0 134 NR
24 USC 2-0 120 NR
25 Maryland 2-0 109 NR

 

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