PENN STATE PLUMMETS IN TOP 25: STILL ALIVE FOR NEW YEAR’S 6 BOWL

By Harry Allison

There will be no shot at the Big Ten championship, let alone a case for the national semifinals.

But last Saturday’s loss at Ohio State will keep Penn State in the mix for a New Year’s Six bowl should the Buckeyes reach the playoff.

That’s partly because of how dominant OSU has been otherwise, with every other win coming by 24 points.

The Nittany Lions will be a strong contender for the New Year’s Six due to wins against Iowa and Michigan, which should help overcome an earlier loss to Minnesota even if the two teams end the regular season with the same number of losses.

Here’s the latest Coaches Top 25, with the Nits dropping from 9 to 12:

Rank Team Record PTS 1st Prev Chg Hi/Lo
1 Louisiana State 11-0 1561 52 1 1/6
2 Ohio State 11-0 1510 7 2 2/6
3 Clemson 11-0 1464 4 3 1/3
4 Georgia 10-1 1351 0 4 3/10
5 Alabama 10-1 1325 0 5 1/5
6 Utah 10-1 1252 0 8 2 6/19
7 Oklahoma 10-1 1223 0 7 4/9
8 Florida 9-2 1074 0 10 2 6/12
9 Minnesota 10-1 1014 0 11 2 7/NR
10 Baylor 10-1 924 0 13 3 10/NR
11 Michigan 9-2 893 0 12 1 7/20
12 PENN STATE 9-2 857 0 9 -3 5/14
13 Oregon 9-2 816 0 6 -7 6/18
14 Wisconsin 9-2 799 0 14 6/17
15 Notre Dame 9-2 737 0 15 7/16
16 Auburn 8-3 652 0 16 7/16
17 Cincinnati 10-1 535 0 17 17/NR
18 Memphis 10-1 528 0 18 18/NR
19 Boise State 10-1 493 0 19 13/NR
20 Iowa 8-3 434 0 20 14/22
21 Oklahoma State 8-3 256 0 23 2 21/NR
22 Appalachian State 10-1 232 0 22 20/NR
23 Virginia Tech 8-3 123 0 NR 3 23/NR
24 Navy 8-2 110 0 NR 5 21/NR
25 Southern California 8-4 75 0 NR 9 24/NR

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