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Penn State Ranked 24th in ESPN Power Rankings

Every week, 20 of ESPN’s college football analysts, columnists, and reporters vote for which teams they believe belong in the Top 25.

ESPN released its Week 9 Power Rankings yesterday, and Penn State finally jumped in as the 24th ranked team. Who would’ve thought — of all organizations — ESPN being the only one to put Penn State in its national rankings?

After dominating Iowa on the road last weekend in a 38-14 victory, the Nittany Lions are on a five game winning streak. It’s not hard to make the case that Penn State is only a few plays and a placekicker away from being undefeated.

If it were not for the NCAA and Big Ten sanctions against both Penn State and Ohio State, this weekend’s game would have likely decided which team would head to Indianapolis for the conference championship on behalf of the Big Ten Leaders Division. A win this weekend would certainly propel the Nittany Lions into every national poll that they are eligible to be included in.

To see the rankings in full, click here.

Here’s the full breakdown for each of the analysts, and which position they ranked Penn State:

Andrea Adelson: 22

Edward Aschoff: NR

Brian Bennett: 23

Rece Davis: NR

Heather Dinich: 25

Brad Edwards: 24

Chris Fallica: 24

Matt Fortuna (and Penn State grad): NR

Kevin Gemmell: NR

Travis Haney: NR

Chris Low: NR

Ivan Maisel: 24

Ryan McGee: NR

Ted Miller: NR

Dari Nowkhah: 21

Adam Rittenberg: 22

Joe Schad: NR

Mark Schlabach: 24

David Ubben: NR

Gene Wojciechowski: 24

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Bailey Siegel

Bailey is a Public Relations major and Psychology and Sociology minor from right outside Washington D.C. with a passion for Penn State Football and good music.


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