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Penn State Moves Up To No. 7 In College Football Playoff Rankings

Following its 39-0 road win over Rutgers, Penn State jumped a spot to No. 7 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings Tuesday night.

This year’s Big Ten heavyweights remain in excellent position inside the Top 10, with the four playoff spots unchanged from last week. Ohio State and Michigan stay put at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while West Division favorite Wisconsin checks in at No. 6. Nebraska rounds out the conference representatives as the No. 16 team in the nation.

It’s been well-documented that Penn State needs a win Saturday at 3:30 p.m. over Michigan State and a Wolverine loss in “The Game” to reach the Big Ten Championship. We’ll learn the outcome of said clash right around kickoff. Can you imagine 100,000-plus watching the final seconds on the Beaver Stadium scoreboards?

Penn State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will need all hands on deck for Senior Day, and James Franklin is doing his part to ensure as many lettermen, like LaVar Arrington, as possible are back in town to cheer the team onto victory. The dorms open up this Friday at 3:00, so those on the fence about traveling back to State College early will have a little added incentive. With everything this senior class has been through the last four-to-five years, the Penn State community owes them a loud Beaver Stadium send-off.

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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