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Penn State Football Falls To No. 18 In AP Top 25 Poll

Penn State football has officially fallen from the top 10 of this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.

The Nittany Lions tumbled 10 spots to No. 18 in this week’s poll after dropping their season opener to Indiana Saturday. James Franklin’s squad lost by a point to the Hoosiers in an overtime heartbreaker.

Ohio State remains the top-ranked Big Ten team, as the Buckeyes climbed to No. 3. Wisconsin climbed all the way to No. 9 while Michigan came in at No. 13. Indiana joined the poll for the first time this season at No. 17 thanks to Saturday’s upset.

Penn State also fell to No. 17 in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll. Ohio State (No. 3), Wisconsin (No. 11), Michigan (No. 14), and Indiana (No. 19) were also included in that ranking.

Wisconsin and Michigan both climbed thanks to convincing wins over Illinois and Minnesota, respectively. The Buckeyes, on the other hand, made their presence felt with a 52-17 domination of Nebraska on Saturday. Quarterback Justin Fields had just one incompletion on the day en route to throwing for 276 passing yards and two touchdowns.

After Saturday’s loss, the Nittany Lions now must turn their focus to Fields and the rest of an impressive Ohio State squad. Penn State’s Halloween date with the Buckeyes will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Stadium. That game will be broadcast on ABC, and ESPN’s College GameDay will be in attendance.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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