Unfortunately it's the AP's top ten news stories, not the football poll.
PSU ended up ranked 6th. Typical of the way it's been covered, this line is included in the summary:
"Paterno wasn't charged, but expressed regret he didn't do more after being told there was a problem."
Yeah, I guess that pretty much sums it all up. There was a child sex abuse scandal. Paterno knew about it and even by his own admission didn't do nearly enough.