Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Football

Penn State Drops in Both Coaches, AP Poll After Loss to Iowa

After a tough 23-20 loss to Iowa without senior quarterback Sean Clifford Saturday afternoon, Penn State has dropped a handful of spots in both the AP and USA TODAY Coaches Polls.

The Nittany Lions dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 in the Week 7 AP Poll, receiving 1,147 votes from the AP voters. The Lions are now the third-highest ranked Big 10 team, behind No. 2 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State.

With a loss from season-long No. 1 Alabama suffering a 41-38 upset loss to Texas A&M, Georgia (1,550 points, 62 first-place votes) jumped into the top spot in the nation. Iowa (1,476 points), Cincinnati (1,407 points), Oklahoma (1,336 points) and Alabama (1,286 points) round out the Top 5.

Aside from Iowa, Ohio State and Penn State, Michigan (1,139 points) and Michigan (992 points) both occupy Top 10 spots as the No. 8 and No. 10 teams, respectively.

There are no other ranked Big 10 teams, but no other conference has five teams in the Top 10 either.

The Lions suffered a slightly bigger drop in the Coaches Poll, falling from No. 4 to No. 8, receiving 1,124 points. Iowa remains ahead of the Lions while Ohio State and Michigan jumped ahead in the most recent poll.

Georgia owns the top spot in the Coaches Poll too, receiving 1,624 points and 64 first-place votes. Iowa (1,537, one first-place vote), Oklahoma (1,452 points), Cincinnati (1,418 points) and Alabama (1,363 points) round out the new Top 5.

Ohio State (1,254 points), Michigan (1,237 points), Penn State and Michigan State (1,064 points) are ranked, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth in the poll.

There are no other Big 10 teams in the poll, and none in the “Others Receiving Votes” category either.

To view the AP Poll, click here, and to view the Coaches Poll, click here.

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Football Recruiting

1 As his program currently holds one of the top recruiting classes for 2022, James Franklin and his coaches are working to do the...

PSU Football

2s With a bye week leading to no game being played over the weekend, Penn State didn’t move in either the AP Poll or...

PSU Football

1 It’s like clock work, when a major college job opens up and a national media outlet lists James Franklin as a candidate. The...

PSU Football Recruiting

3s Having coached at Gateway High School for many years, Terry Smith knows as well as anyone the large amount of talent spread across...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend