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JUST IN: Penn State football holds steady in the AP Poll

Penn State is hopeful to maintain or improve their ranking in this edition of the AP Poll.



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Sep 16, 2023; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Adisa Isaac (20) tackles Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Luke Altmyer (9) as he passes the ball during the second half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

After yesterday’s tough road win at Illinois, the Penn State football team begins Iowa preparation. As the Nittany Lions turn its attention to the greatest show in college sports, the Penn State whiteout game. But before game prep begins, the latest edition of the AP Top 25 Poll has been released. With no major upsets ahead of Penn State and with Washington and Notre Dame nipping at their heels, where did the Nittany Lions end up?

Penn State football holds steady in the AP Poll

The Penn State football team was listed as the No. 7 team in the country headed into week 3 of the college football season. With a strong conference road win, the Nittany Lions are hopeful to maintain their position. But the team behind them is growing in strength, Washington had a strong 41-7 win at Michigan State. Then, Notre Dame continued to impress with a 41-17 win over Central Michigan. With no team slipping ahead of Penn State, where did they land in the latest edition of the AP Poll?

Penn State was listed as the No. 7 team in the AP Poll this week. With a big matchup against Iowa this upcoming weekend, the Penn State football team will get a chance to improve its ranking once again.

Avenging the 2021 Iowa game

The last time these two teams met Sean Clifford left the game with an injury. This allowed the Hawkeyes to storm back into the matchup. But one of the more toxic parts of that game was the Iowa fanbase. Many of them booed injured Penn State players, some of whom the Nittany Lions lost for the season that day.

I don’t think James Franklin has forgotten that day, and it should make this matchup even more interesting.

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