PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Finishes 27th in Final AP Poll

The final Associated Press poll was released yesterday, and Penn State just missed the Top 25. With 90 votes, Penn State came in 27th, and fell one spot from the previous AP poll, which marked its highest position this season.

In order to advance, Penn State would have needed most of the teams in the bottom half of the AP Poll to lose their bowl games. However, a number of teams didn’t hold up their end of the stick. Shockingly, #22 Louisville beat #4 Florida, which was a potential game that could have helped Penn State break into the Top 25.

Despite losing their bowl games, fellow Big Ten teams Nebraska and Michigan came in 24th and 25th, with 147 votes and 119 votes respectively. Just ahead of Penn State, Baylor received 95 votes, good enough for 26th.

While many people likely did not expect Penn State to garner significant AP votes this season, especially after the first two games, the team managed to come very close to cracking the Top 25. With a Top 25 recruiting class and the success from this past season, Penn State has a chance to end up in the Top 25 in preseason rankings next August.

About the Author

Katie Blitz

I'm a freshman Public Relations major. I was born in Staten Island, but I prefer to say I'm from New York City. I went to Brooklyn Tech High School, a specialized high school, and I'm very proud of it. I'm a huge sports fan - mostly (and sadly) a New York Jets fan.

Comments

Athletics

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend