Penn State Moves Up To No. 8 in AP Poll

By Matthew Filipovits on October 18, 2020 at 2:14 pm
Nov 16, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Indiana 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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The Nittany Lions have jumped one spot and will begin their 2020 campaign as the No. 8 team in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked a bit higher in the Coaches Poll, checking in at No. 7 a bit earlier today.

The Nittany Lions are joined by fellow Big Ten teams Ohio State (No. 5), Wisconsin (No. 14), Michigan (No. 18), and Minnesota (No. 21). Iowa and Indiana were both among the Others Receiving Votes.

AP Poll
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Clemson 5-0 1,542 1
2 Alabama 4-0 1,494 2
3 Notre Dame 4-0 1,337 4
4 Georgia 3-1 1,300 3
5 Ohio State 0-0 1,223 6
6 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,137 7
7 Texas A&M 3-1 1,054 11
8 Penn State  0-0 1,033 9
9 Cincinnati 3-0 1,028 8
10 Florida 2-1 942 10
11 Miami 4-1 887 13
12 BYU 5-0 875 14
13 Oregon 0-0 841 12
T-14 North Carolina 3-1 677 5
T-14 Wisconsin 0-0 677 16
16 SMU 5-0 638 17
17 Iowa State 3-1 511 20
18 Michigan 0-0 489 19
19 Virginia Tech 3-1 411 23
20 Kansas State 3-1 399 22
21 Minnesota 0-0 234 24
22 Marshall 4-0 227 NR
23 NC State 4-1 199 NR
24 USC 0-0 192 25
25 Coastal Carolina 4-0 185 NR
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