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Penn State Jumps to No. 3 in AP Poll

With Oklahoma’s loss, the Nittany Lions are moving their way up in the AP Poll.

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Oklahoma was downed by Iowa State Saturday afternoon, opening the way for a team to take its place as the No. 3 ranked team in the country. While some expected Georgia or TCU to jump the Nittany Lions, the polls stood steady, moving Penn State to No. 3 in the country.

As you might expect, the only teams ahead of Penn State at this point are the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, and it doesn’t look like that will changed any time soon. Georgia, Washington, TCU, Wisconsin, Washington State, Ohio State, and Auburn round out the rest of the top 10.

Michigan — which fell to big brother Michigan State — dropped all the way to No. 17. Meanwhile, Sparty is back in the top 25, coming in at No. 21. And, you know, having Michigan State behind Michigan makes total sense. Not like they just played last night or anything.