Penn State Dips to No. 20 in Latest AP Poll

By Matthew Filipovits on March 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm
Penn State Forward Lamar Stevens
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Penn State checks in at No. 20 in the latest AP Poll, dropping four spots from their previous ranking.

Pat Chambers' squad went 1-1 this past week, surviving a near collapse against Rutgers in the BJC and falling at Iowa on Saturday afternoon. Maybe the only good thing from that Iowa loss was the return of Myreon Jones. Penn State's second-leading scorer had missed six games, and while he looked a bit rusty, he will provide a big boost going forward.

Penn State (21-8, 11-7) faces an uphill climb to a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament after losing three of its past four games. They can gain some ground with a win over Michigan State on Senior Night on Tuesday before closing out the regular season against conference cellar-dweller Northwestern on Saturday in Evanston.

AP Poll
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Kansas 26-3 1,600 1
2 Gonzaga 29-2 1,515 3
3 Dayton 27-2 1,453 4
4 Baylor 25-3 1,395 2
5 San Diego St 28-1 1,375 5
6 Kentucky 24-5 1,253 8
7 Florida St. 24-5 1,164 6
8 Seton Hall 21-7 1,145 13
9 Maryland 23-6 1,041 9
10 Louisville 24-6 948 11
11 Creighton 22-7 843 10
12 Duke 23-6 809 7
13 Oregon 22-7 802 14
14 Villanova 22-7 779 12
15 BYU 24-7 756 17
16 Michigan St. 20-9 726 24
17 Auburn 24-5 575 15
18 Iowa 20-9 492 18
19 Ohio State 20-9 489 23
20 PENN STATE 21-8 367 16
21 Houston 22-7 265 25
22 Virginia 22-7 219 NR
23 Illinois 20-9 208 NR
24 Wisconsin 19-10 179 NR
25 Michigan 18-11 94 19
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