Where is Penn State in the AP Top 25 after loss to Illinois?

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Penn State’s catastrophic loss to Illinois in a marathon nine-overtime contest in Week 8 saw the Nittany Lions take a significant stumble in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Voters in the Associated Press Top 25 were ready to hammer Penn State as well in this week’s updated AP poll.

Penn State fell to No. 20 in this week’s AP Top 25, falling 13 spots from last week in the process from No. 7. Penn State is now actually ranked lower than the Auburn Tigers, whom Penn State defeated earlier in the season. Auburn moved up from No. 19 to No. 18 this week.

Penn State is still one of five Big Ten teams ranked in the AP Top 25 this week. No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan stayed where they were a week ago. No. 8 Michigan State moved up one spot after Penn State and Oklahoma State each lost this weekend. And No. 9 Iowa is back into the top 10 after being on a bye week.


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Georgia remains on top of the AP Top 25 with all 63 first-place votes heading their way. Cincinnati is still ahead of one-loss Alabama for the second spot right behind the Bulldogs. Alabama moved up to No. 3 after swapping rankings with Oklahoma this week.

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Here is how the AP Top 25 looks after the results of Week 8 around college football.

  1. Georgia (63 first-place votes)

  2. Cincinnati

  3. Alabama

  4. Oklahoma

  5. Ohio State

  6. Michigan

  7. Oregon

  8. Michigan State

  9. Iowa

  10. Ole Miss

  11. Notre Dame

  12. Kentucky

  13. Wake Forest

  14. Texas A&M

  15. Oklahoma State

  16. Baylor

  17. Pittsburgh

  18. Auburn

  19. SMU

  20. Penn State

  21. San Diego State

  22. Iowa State

  23. UTSA

  24. Coastal Carolina

  25. BYU

Others receiving votes
Arkansas 36, Louisiana-Lafayette 32, North Carolina State 28, Houston 12, Virginia 9, Oregon State 7, Arizona State 7, Texas 6, Appalachian State 5, Florida 3, Minnesota 1, UCLA 1


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