Penn State continues to gain national respect after starting off another season with a 5-0 record, but the Nittany Lions actually dropped in the latest re-ranking of all 131 FBS teams from Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY Sports. Myerberg dropped the Nittany Lions one spot in this week’s updated re-rank, but Penn State is still in good company.
Myerberg’s dropped Penn State from No. 6 to No. 7 this week, mostly because Oklahoma State made a nice move up into the top 10 this week with a solid road win at Baylor. Oklahoma State, the highest-ranked team in the Big 12, moved up to No. 6 this week. As Myerberg puts it, the top five schools in the weekly re-rank are pretty much set with mild changes within the top five on a regular basis, if any.
Those top five schools remain Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, and Clemson, respectively. There was no change to the top five this week. NC State fell seven spots out of the No. 7 spot currently occupied by Penn State. And Kentucky fell eight spots to No. 16 after its loss to Ole Miss, which moved up 13 spots up to No. 12.
After Oklahoma State and Penn State, the rest of this week’s top 10 consists of No. 8 Tennessee, No. 9 UCLA, and No. 10 USC. USC actually moved down one spot this week as their crosstown rivals moved ahead of them with a win over Washington.
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