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Penn State Checks in at No. 13 in Coaches Poll

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It’s lucky no. 13 for the Nittany Lions in their return to the pools.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Pitt at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Last week’s announcement of the Big Ten’s return to play next month prompted a change in the AMWAY USA Today Coaches Poll and the subsequent return of Penn State to the fray.

The Nittany Lions popped up at No. 13 in Sunday’s poll, somehow losing six spots despite not yet playing. This would make a bit more sense had SEC teams, which will not start their respective seasons until the week to come, not maintained their spots in the polls.

Penn State was No. 7 in the poll when the season was temporarily halted.

Ohio State similarly dropped, as the Buckeyes found themselves at No. 10 in the nation, with Wisconsin (17), Michigan (19) and Minnesota (22) rounding out the Big Ten contingent,

Also receiving votes were Iowa and Nebraska.

COACHES POLL WEEK 3

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS

1 Clemson 2-0 1196 1

2 Alabama 0-0 1119 2

T-3 Oklahoma 1-0 1019 3

T-3 Georgia 0-0 1019 4

5 LSU 0-0 962 5

6 Florida 0-0 899 6

7 Notre Dame 2-0 896 7

8 Auburn 0-0 766 9

9 Texas 1-0 764 8

10 Ohio State 0-0 741 NR

11 Texas A&M 0-0 651 10

12 North Carolina 1-0 563 11

13 PENN STATE 0-0 536 NR

14 Miami 2-0 500 18

15 Central Florida 1-0 497 13

16 Cincinnati 1-0 416 14

17 Wisconsin 0-0 411 NR

18 Oklahoma State 1-0 315 12

19 Michigan 0-0 287 NR

20 Memphis 1-0 269 15

21 Tennessee 0-0 266 17

22 Minnesota 0-0 178 NR

23 BYU 1-0 177 22

24 Virginia Tech 0-0 167 19

25 UL Lafayette 2-0 158 21