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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Land At No. 4 In Both Major Polls

by on September 05, 2017 2:20 PM

Penn State jumped up two spots to No. 4 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches polls released on Tuesday afternoon. The ranking is the highest the Nittany Lions have reached in any major poll since 2008.

Ahead of Penn State are Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson in that order. The Tide beat Florida State this past weekend to drop the Seminoles to No. 10 in the latest poll. Oklahoma, which is set to face Ohio State this upcoming weekend, sits at No. 5 just behind the Nittany Lions.

Penn State's immediate future will include a 3:30 kick against Pitt this weekend followed by a night contest against Georgia State before opening the Big Ten schedule at Iowa.

The Big Ten as a whole boasts four top 10 teams with Michigan moving up to No. 8 and Wisconsin at No. 9. 

If Penn State and Michigan remain in the top 10, the Oct. 21 meeting at Beaver Stadium would be the first between two top 10 teams in State College since 1999 when the Nittany Lions beat No. 4 Arizona 41-7.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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