Last week, Penn State made its inaugural debut in a college football playoff rankings, coming in at number twelve—a ranking that some deemed “overrated”. Well, those haters won’t like today’s poll, which sees PSU rise up even higher.
After Florida (then-number 11) and Texas A & M (then-number 4) lost, and then-number ten Nebraska got absolutely demolished by Ohio State, it seemed inevitable the Nittany Lions would squeak into the top ten on the strength of their dominant 41-14 victory over an always-tough Iowa team, gaining almost 600 yards in offense and holding the Hawkeyes to only 30 yards on the ground.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan is, to the surprise of no one, still the Big Ten’s highest ranked team at number 3. The Buckeyes benefit from the Aggies’ loss, climbing up to number 5. Wisconsin is up one to 7, and Nebraska fell all the way to number 19.