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Penn State Football Slides To No. 20 In College Football Playoff Rankings

Penn State football fell six spots to No. 20 in the College Football Playoff committee’s second top 25 poll of the 2018 season.

The Nittany Lions slid in the poll following their 42-7 defeat in Ann Arbor. Michigan dominated proceedings from start to finish, giving James Franklin’s program its lowest-ever ranking in this poll. Penn State’s previous low in the poll was No. 14 — a spot it earned last week and following its loss to Michigan State last season.

In addition to this week’s CFP poll, Penn State checked in at the No. 21 spot in the AP Top 25 poll and No. 20 in the Coaches’ poll.

No. 20 Penn State (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) will take on Wisconsin at noon Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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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: [email protected]

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