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Penn State Holds At No. 4 In AP Poll

Penn State stayed at No. 4 in the AP Poll following its dramatic, walk-off win against Iowa on Saturday night.

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.

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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