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Penn State Comes In At No. 9 In Final College Football Playoff Poll Of Season

The dust has finally settled and the playoff selection committee has made its decision. The Nittany Lions came in at No. 9 in the final CFP poll of the season, and although the ranking means no playoff berth, the team is almost guaranteed a New Year’s Six spot.

Ohio State stayed ahead of the Nittany Lions in the final ranking of the season thanks to a thrilling 27-21 Buckeye victory over previously undefeated Wisconsin to clinch the Big Ten Championship.

This is the second consecutive season Penn State has finished inside the top 10 — an impressive feat, and a telling statistic that helps paint a clear picture of where James Franklin has guided the program. The Nittany Lions finished the 2016 season at No. 5 in the CFP poll after defeating Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Penn State also came in at No. 9 in the final AP Top-25 Poll of the regular season.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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