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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Receive Votes In AP Top 25

by on August 18, 2014 1:00 PM

Penn State football received five votes in the first AP Poll of the 2014 college football season. The poll was released Monday morning.

The Nittany Lions have yet to be ranked since the Jerry Sandusky scandal although Penn State has received votes in the AP poll on multiple occasions. Penn State is currently ineligible for the Coach's Poll according to the NCAA. That current restriction will change as soon as the Nittany Lions' bowl ban expires or is lifted early.

Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the AP's Top 25 with Ohio State coming in at No. 5 in the nation and Michigan State sneaking inside the Top 10 at No. 8. Wisconsin and Nebraska are ranked No. 14 and No. 22 respectively. Penn State will face both the Buckeyes and Spartans this season.

In total Penn State will face two teams in the opening Top 25 and three additional teams receiving votes in the poll. UCF received 94 votes putting The Knights, Penn State's season opening opponent, only 36 behind the No. 25 spot.

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