Penn State is now a top-5 team in the country.
The Nittany Lions moved up to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top-25 poll on Tuesday afternoon. Outside of the penultimate 2016 poll, the last time Penn State was featured in the top 5 was 2009.
After beating Akron 52-0 in their season opener, the Nittany Lions — previously ranked No. 6 — jumped Florida State and Southern California. On Saturday, the No. 3 Seminoles fell to No. 1 Alabama 24-7, and the No. 4 Trojans barely beat Western Michigan.
The Crimson Tide stayed atop the rankings, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma coming in at Nos. 2, 3 and 5, respectively.
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Michigan and Wisconsin were Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, giving the Big Ten four teams in the top 10.
Penn State hopes to continue impressing the voters on 3:30 p.m. Saturday against Pitt.