Top-seeded Penn State will play No. 5 Michigan this Friday at home in the Big Ten Semifinals.
The Lady Lions cruised past California (Pa.) in an exhibition game on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Vulcans 84-58.
Penn State football received votes for the first time since the preseason poll, where it was also No. 31.
Penn State men's soccer led Northwestern throughout most of the contest, but a quick two-goal spurt from the Wildcats served as the deciding factor in the team's 2-1 victory over the Lions on Senior Day.
The Penn State football program announced on Saturday that next weekend's matchup against Northwestern on November 7 will kick off at 12 p.m., Eastern time. The game will broadcast on ESPNU.