Penn State Falls in Coaches and AP Poll

By Matthew Filipovits on November 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
Nov 9, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver KJ Hamler (1) rushes with the ball past Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Jordan Howden (23) in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Nittany Lions fell in both major polls following their 31-26 loss to the undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday.

They dropped six spots down to No. 11 in the Coaches Poll, while the Gophers moved up six to No. 7. Ohio State moved two spots up to No. 2, while Michigan held steady at No. 14 in their bye week. Wisconsin moved up one to No. 15 after their win over Iowa, who drops to No. 22. Indiana sneaks in for the first time this season at No.25

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 LSU 9-0 1,591 2
2 Ohio State (5) 9-0 1,523 4
3 Clemson (4) 10-0 1,491 3
4 Alabama 8-1 1,356 1
5 Georgia 8-1 1,327 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,269 7
7 Minnesota 9-0 1,154 13
8 Oklahoma 7-1 1,128 8
9 Utah 8-1 1,096 9
10 Baylor 9-0 1,028 10
11 Penn State 8-1 942 5
12 Florida 8-2 937 11
13 Auburn 7-2 863 12
14 Michigan 7-2 731 14
15 Wisconsin 7-2 670 16
16 Notre Dame 7-2 659 15
17 Cincinnati 8-1 590 18
18 Memphis 8-1 517 19
19 Boise State 8-1 452 21
20 SMU 9-1 326 23
21 Navy 7-1 249 25
22 Iowa 6-3 187 18
23 Texas 6-3 163 NR
24 Appalachian State 8-1 133 NR
25 Indiana 7-2 123 NR

Over in the AP Poll, the Nittany Lions dropped just four spots to No. 9, with the Gophers rising to No. 7. Ohio State moves up one to No. 2, with Michigan and Wisconsin checking in at No. 14 and No. 15, respectively. Iowa dropped to No. 23, while Indiana checks in at No. 24. Illinois (!) was the only other Big Ten team to receive votes. Remarkably, it's the first time since 1994 that Indiana is ranked in the AP poll, breaking the longest Power Five streak in the country. Purdue now has the longest drought, dating back to 2007.

AP Poll
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 LSU 9-0 1,542 1
2 Ohio State 9-0 1,480 3
3 Clemson 10-0 1,441 4
4 Alabama 8-1 1,312 2
5 Georgia 8-1 1,267 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,224 7
7 Minnesota 9-0 1,164 13
8 Utah 8-1 1,099 8
9 Penn State 8-1 1,003 6
10 Oklahoma 7-2 1,000 9
11 Florida 8-2 934 10
12 Baylor 9-0 932 11
13 Auburn 7-2 871 12
14 Michigan 7-2 744 13
15 Wisconsin 7-2 657 16
16 Notre Dame 7-2 593 15
17 Cincinnati 8-1 567 17
18 Memphis 8-1 510 19
19 Boise State 8-1 371 21
20 SMU 9-1 346 23
21 Navy 7-1 228 25
22 Texas 6-3 199 NR
23 Iowa 6-3 197 18
24 Indiana 7-2 108 NR
25 Oklahoma State 6-3 77 NR

Keep in mind that neither of these polls matter all that much anymore with the College Football Playoff rankings now being released weekly. Those will come out on Tuesday evening.

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