The Nittany Lions jumped three spots in this week's poll.
The alliance will include new inter-conference play for men's and women's basketball and football.
Still need a way to see Penn State football play this fall? Some new ticket sales might just do the trick.
Just 18 Penn State students tested positive for COVID-19 through on-arrival testing this fall, according to the university.
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, Nikki Williams is now a public speaker, and advocate, and a soon-to-be author.