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Penn State Football Ranked No. 14 In AP Top 25

Penn State football was ranked No. 14 in the newest AP Top 25 poll.

The Nittany Lions picked up a huge 30-24 victory over Iowa at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. It was the team’s first victory at home in over a month — a 63-10 thrashing of Kent State on September 15 was its most recent win in Happy Valley before Saturday’s effort.

James Franklin’s program earned a season-high ranking of No. 8 in the week 7 poll and is working its way up from a season-low No. 18 ranking earned after a loss to Michigan State.

In addition to its new ranking in the AP Top 25 poll, Penn State moved up three spots to No. 13 in the Coaches’ Poll. The College Football Playoff committee will unveil its first top 25 rankings of the 2018 season on Tuesday.

No. 14 Penn State will put its new ranking to the test against No. 5 Michigan at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Big House in Ann Arbor.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address:

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