Penn State Receives Two Votes In Preseason AP Poll
Hey Emmert, you mad?
Despite facing strict roster limitations and an uncertain quarterback situation, Penn State football received two votes in the Associated Press’s preseason top-25 poll.
The AP poll is voted on by various sportswriters across America. The number one team gets 25 votes, the number two team gets 24, etc. This means that Penn State either got one vote as the 24th best team in America or two votes as the 25th. Based on totals, the Nittany Lions are the 42nd ranked team in America.
Penn State is ineligible for college football’s other major poll, the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. That poll only features teams that are eligible for postseason play, as it is part of the formula that determines which teams play in BCS games.
The Nittany Lions will play four teams that are ranked in the top 25: #2 Ohio State (which, along with Alabama and Georgia, is one of three teams to receive first place votes), #17 Michigan, #18 Nebraska, and #23 Wisconsin.
Going into last season, Penn State didn’t receive any votes in the AP poll, but ended the season 27th with 90 votes. Prior to last year, the Nittany Lions received at least one vote in every preseason AP poll dating back to 1967.
As for the people who voted for Penn State this year, well…
Mark Emmert just dropped crippling sanctions on the AP voters who picked Penn State.
— Patrick Vint (@HS_BHGP) August 17, 2013