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Penn State drops to No.18 in latest AP Poll

A second straight loss sees the Nittany Lions tumble in the polls

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Following a second straight loss on Saturday afternoon to Michigan’s State, Penn State has fallen to No.18 in the AP Poll, ten spots lower than its week seven ranking.

The Nittany Lions entered the weekend as the eighth-best team in the country and squandered a tremendous opportunity to move up in the standings as then No.2 Georgia, No.6 West Virginia, and No.7 Washington all lost on Saturday.

The Big Ten as a whole has six teams in the latest ranking with Ohio State and Michigan leading the pack at No.2 and No.6 respectively. After Penn State, the Iowa Hawkeyes are one spot behind while Wisconsin and Michigan State round out the Big Ten’s rankings at the No.23 and No.24 spots of the rankings.

The Nittany Lions will have a tough time climbing back in the the top ten and it starts with a matchup against Indiana next Saturday in Bloomington.

In this week’s coaches poll, the Nittany Lions were ranked 16th, falling eight spots from their previous ranking.