Penn State Holds At No. 4 In AP Poll
Every team in the top five won, even if it wasn’t easy. The Nittany Lions are still behind Alabama, Clemson, and Oklahoma, but did not get jumped by USC.
The top five is the same in the Coaches Poll, with Penn State holding on to its No. 4 spot thanks to Trace McSorley’s last-second game winner to Juwan Johnson.
After starting the season a No. 6 in the AP Poll, the Nittany Lions moved into the top five during week one and haven’t looked back. The four weeks it’s spent in the top five are the most for Penn State in a season since 1999.
Penn State’s No. 4 spot is also its highest AP ranking prior to this season since 2008. The key difference between this year and that year: Iowa did not derail this season like it did when the Hawkeyes upset No. 3 Penn State in November of that year.