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Penn State Doesn’t Move in Week 8 AP or Coaches Poll, Further Big 10 Fallout

With a bye week leading to no game being played over the weekend, Penn State didn’t move in either the AP Poll or USA TODAY Coaches Poll this week.

A week removed from a heartbreaking loss to Iowa, Penn State remains steady inside the Top 10 of both the AP and Coaches Polls. The Nittany Lions are ranked seventh in the AP Poll and eighth in the Coaches Poll.

AP Poll — No. 7

Georgia (1,575 points, 63 first-place votes) remains the consensus No. 1 team in the nation after a convincing 30-13 win over then-No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday. Cincinnati (1,483 points) moved to No. 2 after Iowa was upset to secure the highest ranking in team history. Oklahoma (1,434 points), Alabama (1,393 points) and Ohio State (1,252 points) round out the Top 5.

The rest of the Top 10 is Big 10 heavy, with Michigan (1,214 points), Penn State (1,116 points) and Michigan State (1,076 points) ranked as the sixth-, seventh- and ninth-ranked teams in the country.

And after then-No. 2 Iowa was upset by Purdue, both teams are ranked inside the Top 25. Iowa fell to No. 11 while Purdue entered the poll at No. 25.

There are no Big 10 teams in the “Others receiving votes” category.

Coaches Poll

Georgia (1,625 points, 65 first-place votes) is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation in the Coaches Poll too. Oklahoma (1,508 points) and Cincinnati (1,497 points) are flip-flopped when compared to the AP Poll while Alabama (1,446 points) and Ohio State (1,305 points) round out the Top 5.

Michigan (1,299 points), Michigan State (1,158 points) and Penn State (1,134 points) are the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-ranked teams in the nation after either winning or having the week off.

Iowa fell to No. 11 after the upset loss to Purdue, but unlike the AP Poll, Purdue was only able to climb the “Others Receiving Votes” category with 16 points.

To check out the full AP Poll, click here. To check out the full Coaches Poll, click here.

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