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Penn State Drops Three Spots in Newest AP Poll

Photo by Matt Lynch, Nittany Sports Now: Drew Allar warms up before taking the field for his first start against Michigan.

 Penn State has dropped three spots in the latest AP Poll. 

The week 12 poll released Sunday placed the Nittany Lions No. 12 on the Top 25 after being ranked No. 9 one week ago.

PSU fell to 8-2 after a 24-15 loss against No. 3 Michigan at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. According to Jon Sauber of Centre Daily, Penn State fired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich after the frustrating loss, where the offense posted 238 total yards.

Michigan and Ohio State remain No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Iowa (111) was the only other Big Ten team to receive votes and would rank No. 26.

Louisville, Oregon State, and Missouri all jumped Penn State. James Franklin is now 3-7 against Michigan and 1-9 against Ohio State 

The third College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night at 7 p.m. New lists will be revealed every Tuesday night until the end of the season, and the four-team playoff is set. PSU ranked No. 10 entering the past week. Penn State’s chances at the playoffs are now a significant long shot, with Ohio State and Michigan on a crash course to determine who will represent the Big Ten East in the conference championship.

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