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Penn State Football Jumps To No. 27 In Polls

Penn State showed what it was capable of in Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon, demolishing the UMass Minutemen to the tune of a 48-7 victory and an undefeated 4-0 start. Before that game, the Nittany Lions were ranked No. 30 in the AP poll and No. 34 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

One week later, the squad is knocking on the door of the Top 25 in both polls, reaching No. 27 overall in each. Falling into the “others receiving votes” category, the Nittany Lions raked in 81 total votes in the AP poll, trailing No. 26 Duke with 86 and No. 25 Kansas State with 131. Penn State earned 67 votes in the Coaches Poll, falling behind Oklahoma State’s 110 votes and Kansas State’s 128.

Losses from teams like Clemson and Missouri helped bolster the Nittany Lions’ positions in the national football rankings this week as the team heads into its Big Ten home opener against Northwestern this coming Saturday. With 11 teams sporting a loss on their record in the AP poll and 10 such teams in the USA Today poll, another win for Penn State would likely mean a spot in the Week 6 rankings.

There have been 38 polls released since Penn State’s last time in the Top 25, according to the College Poll Archive. The team already reached a milestone on the season, hitting 4-0 for the first time in six years, so another win and a spot in the rankings would sweeten a start that’s already the best in years for the team.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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