As expected, Penn State dropped in the rankings after losing at Ohio State.
The Nittany Lions fell to No. 7 from No. 2 in the newest edition of the Associated Press Top-25 rankings, released Sunday afternoon.
After a comeback win at The Horseshoe, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 from No. 6.
All things considered, though, Penn State’s fall wasn’t too bad. The Nittany Lions stayed ahead of Oklahoma, Miami, TCU and Oklahoma State.
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Alabama maintained its top ranking, while Georgia filled the No. 2 spot vacated by Penn State. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame rounded out the top 5.
Penn State’s next opponent, Michigan State, dropped from No. 16 to No. 24 after losing on the road at Northwestern 39-31.
On Tuesday, the AP will be replaced by the College Football Playoff rankings as the poll of importance. At 7-1 with a one-point loss to the Buckeyes, we’ll see where the Nittany Lions come in.
AP Top 25
3. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
7. Penn State
9. Miami (Fla.)
11. Oklahoma State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Iowa State
20. N.C. State
21. Mississippi State
24. Michigan State
25. Washington State