UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — After a 63-10 dismantling of Kent State, Penn State moved to No. 10 in the AP Poll this week after being ranked No. 11 last week. The Nittany Lions remain unbeaten on the season through the first three games as they get set to face Illinois on Friday to begin conference play.
Alabama remained No. 1 while Georgia leap-frogged Clemson to take the No. 2 spot with Big Ten rival Ohio State and Oklahoma rounding out the remainder of the top five.
Five Big Ten teams remain in the top-25 this week with No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan, and No. 24 Michigan State joining the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.
All four of those teams are on the Penn State schedule this season with Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin all making the trek to Happy Valley, while the Nittany Lions will be heading to Michigan.
Penn State will face the Buckeyes on Saturday, September 29 in the annual White Out game for Nittany Lions fans, with a game time yet to be determined. Ohio State took down TCU 40-28 Saturday night to move to 3-0 on the season heading into their game against Tulane this weekend.
Should Penn State finish the season in the top-10, it would be the first time since 1980-82 they will have finished in top-10 three years in a row.