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Penn State Stays At No. 8 In Both AP And Coaches Polls

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Penn State held steady in the AP and Coaches polls, but Trace McSorley thinks we should be No. 1.

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With the regular season finally over and a 10-2 record to show for it, Penn State finds itself at No. 8 in both polls, the same spot it had last weekend.

The Big Ten continues to lead the way amongst conferences, having four of the top eight teams in the country according to the AP Poll, which has Ohio State at No. 2, Michigan at No. 5, and Wisconsin at No. 6, joining Penn State in that top eight.

The Nittany Lions’ resume also received a bit of a boost, as Iowa has jumped back into the Top 25 in both polls, coming in at No. 22 in the AP and No. 25 in the Coaches. Also, Pittsburgh is ranked in the AP Poll as it’s tied for No. 24 along with USF.

These rankings don’t mean all that much, being that the College Football Playoff selection committee has a mind of its own. But it’s a good sign to see Iowa and Pitt (*spits*) in the rankings if only to help Penn State’s resume.